Necon 37 is this weekend! This is the writers’ conference I’ve been going to the longest, ever since 2000. I’ve only missed two in the ensuing years, which makes this my sixteenth time! Here is where you can find me on programming:
Friday, July 21st
1:00 PM Kaiju Big Battle: Why Giant Monsters Are on the Rise Again
John Goodrich, John W. Dennehy, Nicholas Kaufmann (M), Gemma Files, Craig Shaw Gardner, Darrell Schweitzer
We all grew up on Saturday afternoon movies with badly overdubbed dialogue and massive, larger-than-life monsters. Those monsters are on the rise again like … well, like Godzilla rising from the Pacific! But why? Our panelists discuss the resurgence of giant monsters and try to formulate a plan to save Tokyo.
(I’m looking forward to moderating a panel on one of my favorite subjects: giant monsters!)
8:00 PM Meet the Authors Party
(If all goes well, I should have print copies of In the Shadow of the Axe to sell and sign at Necon! Fingers crossed they arrive in time!)
Saturday, July 22nd
9:00 PM The Infamous Necon Roast
In the immortal words of the Human Torch, “Flame on!”
(Once again, Jeff Strand and I will be co-hosting the annual roast. Who is the lucky recipient of this dubious honor? You’ll have to be there to find out, especially because it might be YOU!)
Sunday, July 23rd
11:00 AM Necon Town Meeting
Tell us what we did wrong, what we did right, and what you’d like to see us do next year.
(Come yell at us for putting you on a 9 AM panel Saturday or Sunday morning!)
The rest of the time, you’ll find me milling about. Necon is a small, intimate gathering, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding me if you want to say hello or ask me to sign a book for you. I’m friendly, I promise! (Except during the roast.)
Originally published at Nicholas Kaufmann. You can comment here or there.