January 6, 2015

ConFusion 2014

Hi folks,

I’ll be appearing at ConFusion next weekend in Detroit, provided I survive the snowy trip from the airport to the hotel, so if you’ll be in the area, come check me out at any of the following surely entertaining panels!

Saturday, 12:00 PM – Erie Room

I Suck: Jim C. Hines, Merrie Haskell, Myke Cole, John Scalzi, Robert J. Bennett

A panel of authors play “dueling suck” with their own works, trying to see who can best generate a vacuum.

Saturday, 1:00 PM – Allen Park Room

Tropes We’re OverRobert J. Bennett, Seleste deLaney, Saladin Ahmed, Jackie Morgan

Dead parents in children’s lit, daddy issues, women who exist only to be killed… what other tropes are we done with?

Saturday, 4:00 PM – Huron—Ontario—Erie Room

Autograph Session

Saturday, 7:00 PM – Warren Room

Dayjobs as Book ResearchSteve Buchheit, J.C. Daniels, Laura Resnick, Steven Erikson, Robert J. Bennett

Works which are or have been influenced and informed by their creators’ non-fiction careers (past or present). Not
research for a book, but professional experience that incidentally inspires a character, plot or setting.

Sunday, 10:00 AM – Huron Room

Post-Colonial SF: Tobias Buckell, Leah Bobet, Steven Erikson, Robert J. Bennett, Karen Lord

Can our world’s own colonization history help us write the stories of future colonizations? What were the pitfalls? And how
can we avoid them? Or are we just doomed to repeat history…