Like many cons, Capclave is going virtual this year. While I will miss running into friends in the halls, and making the annual pilgrimage to Dogfish for ridiculous grilled cheese and delicious beer, I am looking forward to running into friends in the virtual halls and attending the con from the comfort of my own home. Back when Capclave was held in a dog-friendly hotel, the elder corgi used to attend with me. Now, both dogs, and the cat can attend again – hopefully quietly.
Capclave is coming to a computer screen/smart device near you October 17-18, 2020. Here is my official schedule for the weekend. All times are EST. The full schedule for the con can be found here. Hope to see you there!
Breaking the Genre Boundaries – Saturday – 10:30 a.m.
Participants: Kenneth Altabef, Scott Edelman, B. Sharise Moore, Joshua Palmatier, A.C. Wise (M)
What is the purpose of genres? How do they help and hinder authors and readers? How do bookstores know how to shelves slipstream or multi-genre books? How do some authors intersect SF/Fantasy with Horror, Romance, Erotica, Literary fiction, young protagonists, Mystery, Thriller, and other elements? Who does this well and who tries to overload a book?
Author Reading – Saturday – 12 p.m.
Do you like ghosts? How about pirates? And what if they were all in space? I’ll be reading an excerpt from my forthcoming novelette, To Sail the Black. Ghost pirates in spaaaaaaaaaaaaace!
Best Fiction 2020 – Sunday – 3 p.m.
Participants: Beth Cato, Andy Duncan, Sarah Pinsker, A.C. Wise (M)
Best Novels & Short fiction of 2020. What is the best new fiction you read (or heard about) in 2020. Suggestions for what should be nominated for various awards.