Steve and I will be attending WorldCon virtually this year.
Our combined schedule is below. We are opening the con and closing it — a signal honor. Please note that readings are 40 minutes.
Hope to see you there!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Space/Time: Airmeet 1/Thursday, September 1, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CDT
Title: Improbable Research Dramatic Readings
Description: Most people never read actual scientific research papers. The topics can seem obscure, the writing abstruse, stilted, fanatically technical. But some papers have parts rivaling the best theatrical scripts. Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, which highlights work that first makes you laugh and then makes you think, has selected several such studies and invited a panel of scientists and writers to dramatically read passages from them. Despite their unfamiliarity with the research they’ve read, panelists will also attempt to answer audience questions about it.
Participants: Marc Abrahams (m), Jack Glassman, Mason A. Porter, Rosemary Claire Smith, S E Mulholland, Sharon Lee, Thiago Ambrósio Lage
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Space/Time: Airmeet Table Talks/Thursday, September 1 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Title: Virtual Table Talk – Steve Miller
Description: Skylark award winner Steve Miller has published over 100 SF works since 1976 including the Liaden Universe® shared with Sharon Lee. He helped pioneer ebooks, crowd-funding, and modern SF convention art shows, and can talk with fans about it.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Space/Time: Airmeet Table Talks Sunday, September 4 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Title: Virtual Table Talk – Sharon Lee
Description: Sharon Lee has authored more than 100 works with partner Steve Miller, most of them set in their original Liaden Universe®. She has also written five novels and dozens of short stories under her single byline. In 2012, she and Steve were joint recipients of the Skylark Award.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Space/Time: Airmeet Readings Monday, September 5, 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM CDT
Virtual Reading – Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Description: Lee and Miller will be reading from their most recent Liaden Universe® work, including a surprise passage from their 100th collaborative effort, Salvage Right.