Monthly Archives: September 2010

Archon 34 – Schedule

Archon is this weekend – October 1-3. I thought I would post my planned activities, in case any friends or stalkers wished to find me. I am not yet a writer behind a panel desk; just a fan attending the con. However, I did enter the Archon Writer’s Contest.

Friday – October 1

10 AM (if I manage to get to the con that early) — Researching Historical and Fantasy Novels – Geneva
11:10 AM — Different types of publishing and how to choose the right market – Zurich
12:20 PM — find lunch somewhere
1:30 PM — Opening Ceremonies – Matterhorn
2:40 PM — Filk Writer’s Workshop – Davos
3:50 PM — Wander around con — maybe go to dealer’s room — art room — grab dinner
6:10 PM — Writer’s Workshop – Poetry – Zurich
7:20 PM — Filk Concert in the Round – Matterhorn
8:30 PM — grab dinner if I didn’t manage to do it earlier
9:40 PM until I collapse — Open Filk – Davos

Saturday – October 2

9-11 AM — **
11:10 AM — Paranormal Plotting Writers Workshop (2 hours) – Zurich
1:30 PM — Writer’s Workshop – Editing and the Necessary Art of Revision
2:40 PM — Archon Writer’s Contest Critique Interviews – Zurich
3:50 PM — Twitter, Facebook, New Media and Marketing – Basel
(or, if I want to risk spending money, the Charity Auction – Matterhorn
5 PM – 7 PM — **
8 PM – get in line for seating at the Masquerade
9 PM – Grande Masquerade – Versailles
After the Masquerade until I collapse – Open Filk – Davos

Sunday October 2
1:30 PM – Luke Ski Concert – Matterhorn
2:40 PM – Filk in the Round Concert – Matterhorn

** – I will be sitting behind a “Fan Table” handing out fliers for the USS Discovery, a local SF/Fantasy fan organization

For St. Louis Baseball fans (for Coloradoans and Bostonians, too)

Yes…it is all but certain…within the next few days we will be eliminated mathematically from the playoffs.

Those disconsolate fans upset with the way the Cardinals collapsed, and who once again are swearing they will never root for the Cardinals again — read my post from last year.

St. Louis, Boston and Colorado are each adding another year to their streaks of avoiding the annual Baseball Vacuum Cleaner.
If I had to guess, it looks like Pittsburgh and Seattle are this year’s Hoover Award winners. Nothing unusual about that in either city. However, the season isn’t over.

I know. Bragging about not finishing last place isn’t exactly what every fan dreams about. However, we haven’t finished last since 1918. Boston hasn’t finished last place since 1933. And Colorado hasn’t done it yet (give them time.) Every other team has done it at least once since 1973.