This is my programming schedule for Loncon 3: The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention in London, England, 14–18 August 2014. Please note the schedule is subject to change. I will be posting updates and corrections as required.
The World at Worldcon: Canadian SF/F
Saturday 11:00 — 12:00, Capital Suite 4 (ExCeL)
From Peter Watts to Margaret Atwood, Robert Charles Wilson to Julie Czerneda: you know more Canadian SF/F writers than you think you do. But there’s always more to learn! Who’s pushing boundaries, and which boundaries are being pushed? Who are the hot new writers, and where are they being published? How widely distributed are books from a Canadian small press like ChiZine?
The World at Worldcon: Chinese Diaspora SF
Saturday 15:00 — 16:30, Capital Suite 14 (ExCeL)
Chinese immigrants have gone all over the world for 400 years, however, the Chinese diaspora has written science fiction only in the last four decades, with Laurence Yep possibly being the first Chinese-American science fiction writer. Now they are becoming more prominent, and writers such as Ken Liu and Ted Chiang have become well known. What do their stories say about the immigrant experience (often a sort of alien experience) and about ethnicity, identity and culture in America, Canada, Europe, the Philippines, Malaysia and other countries? How have they combined Chinese society with those of other countries?
Autographing — Eric Choi
Sunday 13:30 — 15:00, Autographing Space (ExCeL)
Monday 13:00 — 14:00, London Suite 5 (ExCeL)
Eric Choi, David L. Clements