Friday, October 18, 2013
I’m not on any panels on Friday, but I will be stopping by in the evening to participate in the Friday edition of the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, which takes place in the Atrium at 9 PM.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Poetry Fantastique (1PM, Wind River B) – This year’s poetry panel should be excellent. With the ever-cheerful David Lee Summers moderating and guests like Laura K. Deal, Robin M. Ambrozic, and Gail Barton, you can expect some excellent verse in general, but this year, it looks like Rhysling Award winner and multiple Pushcart Prize nominee Catherynne M. Valente will be joining us. I’m honored to share a panel with all of these people.
I don’t have any other panels that day, but I’m looking forward to visiting other panels and participating in the Saturday edition of the Hold ‘Em Tournament. (I took second place last year. :-))
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Patent-ly Ridiculous (1 PM, Wind River B) – Patent laws are in tremendous flux, with game changers like the international Trans-Pacific Partnership pending and 3D printing becoming more accessible to the average criminal person. What does the future hold for intellectual property and copyright law? I’ll be joining Arlen Feldman, Van Aaron Hughes, Thea Hutcheson, and Rebecca Lickiss on this panel.
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (4 PM, Mesa Verde A) – How do you know when a story/poem/song/novel/piece of artwork is ready to make its own way in the world? Should it even go out to the world? How true is the idea that a work of art is never truly finished, just abandoned? Join Ronnie Seagren, Gary Jonas, Carrie Vaughn, Rebecca Lee, Chaz Kemp, and me to wrap up the con.
As usual, MHC45 is being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel – Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver CO. See you there!