The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.
I’ll be taking part, along with a number of SFWA folk, at our Very Own Pavillion! Â (ok, a tent. Hush.) Â If you’re in the area, come on by, rain or shine!
Friday, September 28th
@7pmÂ Babes in Space, Both Stories and Art
Remember those women in skin-tight bodices and space helmets? How has the role of women in science fiction changed? Weâ€™ll look at how stories and covers have evolved over the years.
Panelists: Jack McDevitt, Catherine Asaro, Brenda Clough, and Laura Anne Gilman
Saturday, September 29th
@2pmÂ Crossing-genres, Big-time
Science fiction and fantasy have joined forces with many other popular genres. Come hear about our cross-over to other types of fiction, including mystery, graphic novels, historical fiction, and romance.
Panelists: Laura Anne Gilman, Stephanie Dray, Harry Heckel, and Phillippa Ballantine
@3pmÂ Readings with SFWA authors
Come listen to SFWA authors read from their work, engage them in Q&A, and win great prizes!
Panelists: Laura Anne Gilman, Harry Heckel, and Carmen Ferreiro-Esteba
6pmÂ RECEPTION/AUTOGRAPHING:Â OPEN TO ALL
Join us for a reception and autograph session with authors from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Enjoy good conversation, soft live music, and plenty of food and drink.
Sunday September 30th
@12pm (noon) SIGNING (at the SFWA booth)
Books will be available for purchase!