Ad Astra 2009

Ad Astra 2009 was held this past weekend in Toronto. I attended a number of very interesting panels, with a large focus on the process of writing and publishing.

I photographed a number of the panelists, which can be seen on my flickr page, as well as some below the break.

People photographed include Michael Green, David G. Hartwell, Karl Schroeder, Hayden Trenholm, Tony Pi, David Drake, Violette Malan, Fiona Patton, Rob St. Martin, Eve Silver, Karina Sumner-Smith, Jana Paniccia, Marcel Gagne, Suzanne Church, Michelle Rowen,Derek Künsken, Rick Wilber, Matt Moore, Erik Buchanan, Gabrielle Harbowy, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Sèphira Girón, Michael R. Colangelo, Phyllis Gotlieb, Alison Baird, Nigel Bennett, Kent Burles, Joanne Ellen Hansen, Ruth Stuart, and Robert J. Sawyer.

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The 67th World Science Fiction convention is Anticipation 2009, being held at the Palais des congrès in Montreal.
It’s a big convention, and will be held from August 6th-10th. The Academic Track is run by Dr. Graham J. Murphy from Trent University, and Chrissie Mains, an instructor at University of Calgary and Mount Royal College in Calgary. My paper, “Modernizing the Difference Engine” has been accepted, and I will be attending Anticipation in August.