WHAT/WHERE/WHEN: Albacon (http://www.albacon.org/) will be held next weekend – October 19-21, 2012 – at the , Holiday Inn Express in Latham, just north of Albany.
WHY: A small, relaxed, and incredibly enjoyable science fiction literary convention, Albacon was also the first convention that ever invited me as a guest, back in 2004. I make a point of going to Albacon evey year that I can, and Bethlynne and I enjoy a little extra because it’s just us (no kids), we don’t have a table in the Dealers Room, and we’ve got some very good friends up there. And the drive up and back during the fall season in upper state New York is a wonderful trip of gorgeous, cool days and stunning, colorful leaves on every tree.
An the convention is a little extra special this year because my wife Bethlynne, is also a guest. Be sure to catch her panels, too!
6:00-7:00pm: What Do You Look For In A Superhero. Pete Prellwitz (M); Charlene Brusso; Herb Kauderer; Jackie Kessler; Andre Lieven
7:30-8:00pm: Reading by Pete Prellwitz. For my selections, I’ll be reading excerpts from my work in progress, Redeeming The Plumb, my short story The Tigershark (Defending The Future vol. V, Dark Quest LLC), and my award winning novel, Horizons (Double Dragon Publishing). The three readings will give glimpses into the life of the character Pamela Carlson.
8:00pm: Ice Cream Social. A signature event at Albacon, the Ice Cream Social is their mingling party and is a treat in so many ways!
10:00-11:00am: Anatomy of Dragons and Other Mythical Creatures. Jan Dumas (M); Alan F. Beck; Bianca D’Arc ; Ron Drummond; Melissa Mead; Pete Prellwitz
3:00-4:00pm: Colonizing Space. Ron Drummond (M); Edward Bishop; Toni Lay; Paul Park; Pete Prellwitz; George Zebrowski
10:00-11:00pm: The Messiest Way to Kill Zombies. Jan “wombat” Finder (M); Bianca D’Arc; Jan Dumas; Bethlynne Prellwitz; Pete Prellwitz
10:00-11:00am: DC Movies vs. Marvel Movies Pete Prellwitz (M); S.C. Butler; Keith DeCandido; Andre Lieven; Rick Ralston
12:00-1:00pm: Catch ‘em Young. Roberta Rogow (M); Pete Prellwitz; Joel Best; Jennifer Schwaback; Erwin Stauss
1:00pm-2:00pm: Science Fact in Science Fiction. Pete Prellwitz (M); Edward Bishop; Julie Czerneda; Jan Dumas; Peter Huston; Ian Strock
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!