My tentative Chicon 7 schedule

Chicon 7, also known as the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, will be the first Worldcon that I’ve ever attended, either as a fan or a writer. It’s a little over 3 weeks away and I’m really looking forward to it. I have received my tentative (because there are always last-minute changes in a convention this large) programming schedule and I’ll share it below. Keep in mind that this is a tentative  schedule and you should check the times, dates, and rooms beforehand if you are planning to sit in on one of these panels.

  • Friday, August 31, 3pm (until 4:30pm): Turning Ideas into Stories: Many people ask authors where they get their ideas. This panel asks: “How do you develop your ideas into stories?”
  • Saturday, September 1, noon (until 1:30pm)Drill Down into Story Ideas: Many people ask authors where they get their idea . This panel asks: “How do you develop your ideas into stories?” We will take an idea or two and work on how we would turn it into a story.”
  • Saturday, September 1, 3pm (until 4:30pm)Develop Your Story Idea: We will take an idea or two from the audience and work on how we would turn it into a story.

So it looks like my focus at Worldcon will be on, well, story ideas. Actually, I like that I’ve got a few panels on the same subject. For one thing, it is an interesting subject. For another, it means preparing for one panel leaves me prepared for all of the panels. And the list of co-panelists I’ll be there with is impressive, too. It should be a lot of fun.

Those are the panels for which I am programmed. I plan to attend a lot more, of course. I’ll be arriving in Chicago on Wednesday, August 29, and I’m staying until the end, heading home on Monday, September 3. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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