WorldCon Schedule


The Art of Adaptation: Different Media, Different Approaches

Thursday 16:00 – 17:00

Many movies are based on novels, short stories, or comics. What are the different ways movies approach their source material. How does the approach to Cloud Atlas differ from that of The Hobbit differ from that of Game of Thrones? How about The Avengers vs. The Dark Knight” vs. Watchmen?

Aurora Celeste, Rie Sheridan Rose, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Tanya Huff


The Poet as Activist: On Seeing and Saving the Natural World

Friday 10:00 – 11:00

In the 19th century, inspired by Emerson’s essay, Nature, Henry David Thoreau initiated a tradition of the nature writer as observer-artist. Today, that tradition continues, but amid a natural world that has been nearly devastated by our own species. Explore the evolving role of the nature writer as artist and activist. Are seeing the world and saving the world part of the same work?

David Lee Summers, Rie Sheridan Rose


Yard Dog Press Panel

Saturday 11:00 – 12:00

Selina Rosen and Company


Like a Metaphor: Ongoing Relations between Poetry and Science

Saturday 13:00 – 14:00

How poetry can serve science no less than how science can serve poetry.

Nancy Hightower, Jaime Moyer, Catherynne M. Valente, Rie Sheridan Rose


Autographing: Steven Gould, David Liss, George R. R. Martin, Rie Sheridan Rose

Monday 11:00 – 12:00

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