MY DRAGONCON SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK, 31 AUG TO 3 SEP
Friday
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Military SF: Current vs Fictional
Regency V - Hyatt
(FICTION HAS TO MAKE SENSE)
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Baen Book Signing
Larry Smith (Bookseller) - Marquis Ballroom -Marriott
(I WILL ONLY MAKE THE LAST FEW MINUTES)
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Belief Systems in SF 101
Fairlie - Hyatt
(I'LL BE PLAYING THIS ONE BY EAR)
~8:30 PM
Brazillian BBQ
Sal Grosso
PRIVATE EVENT, CONTACT ME)
Saturday
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
Baen Slide Show
Regency V - Hyatt
(COME SEE WHAT'S NEW FROM ME AND OTHER BAEN AUTHORS.  THERE ARE SOME FREEBIES FOR PARTICIPANTS)
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
Good war/Bad War
Greenbriar - Hyatt
(IF WE WIN IT'S A GOOD WAR.  OKAY, NOT NECESSARILY)
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
9000 Years of Edged Weapons Pt 1 (Mod/MC)
Kennesaw - Hyatt
(COME SEE SOME OF MY COLLECTION AND THE HISTORY BEHIND THEM)
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
Dragon*Con Banquet
Regency VI-VII - Hyatt
(PAID BANQUET GUESTS ONLY)
Sunday
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Autograph Session
M301-M304 - Marriott
(I DO NOT CHARGE FOR MY AUTOGRAPH, AND I BRING SPARE COPIES FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE MY WORKS.  THOSE I CHARGE FOR)
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
Baen Brunch
(WHERE I HANG OUT WITH THE SECRET AUTHOR CONSPIRACY)
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
Baen Book Signing
Larry Smith (Bookseller) - Marquis Ballroom - Marriott
(I'LL SIGN ANYTHING, BUT I PREFER IT BE BOOKS I WROTE)
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
9000 Years of Edged Weapons Pt 2 (Mod/MC)
Kennesaw - Hyatt
(MORE SHARP MAYHEM)
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
The World is Coming to An End!
Vinings 1-2 - Westin
(TWO EXPERTS, 75 MINUTES, Q&A ON DISASTERS)
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Zombie 501: The Messiest Ways to Kill a Zombie
Vinings 1-2 - Westin
(THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL)

MY DRAGONCON SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK, 31 AUG TO 3 SEP

FRIDAY

4:00 PM5:00 PMMilitary SF: Current vs FictionalRegency V - Hyatt(FICTION HAS TO MAKE SENSE)
4:30 PM5:30 PMBaen Book SigningLarry Smith (Bookseller) - Marquis Ballroom -Marriott(I WILL ONLY MAKE THE LAST FEW MINUTES)

7:00 PM8:00 PMBelief Systems in SF 101Fairlie - Hyatt(I'LL BE PLAYING THIS ONE BY EAR)


~8:30 PMBrazillian BBQSal GrossoPRIVATE EVENT, CONTACT ME)

SATURDAY

1:00 PM2:00 PMBaen Slide ShowRegency V - Hyatt(COME SEE WHAT'S NEW FROM ME AND OTHER BAEN AUTHORS.  THERE ARE SOME FREEBIES FOR PARTICIPANTS)

2:30 PM3:30 PMGood war/Bad WarGreenbriar - Hyatt(IF WE WIN IT'S A GOOD WAR.  OKAY, NOT NECESSARILY)

4:00 PM5:00 PM9000 Years of Edged Weapons Pt 1 (Mod/MC)Kennesaw - Hyatt(COME SEE SOME OF MY COLLECTION AND THE HISTORY BEHIND THEM)

7:00 PM9:30 PMDragon*Con BanquetRegency VI-VII - Hyatt(PAID BANQUET GUESTS ONLY)

SUNDAY

11:30 AM12:30 PMAutograph SessionM301-M304 - Marriott(I DO NOT CHARGE FOR MY AUTOGRAPH, AND I BRING SPARE COPIES FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE MY WORKS.  THOSE I CHARGE FOR)

12:30 PM2:00 PMBaen Brunch(WHERE I HANG OUT WITH THE SECRET AUTHOR CONSPIRACY)

2:30 PM3:30 PMBaen Book SigningLarry Smith (Bookseller) - Marquis Ballroom - Marriott(I'LL SIGN ANYTHING, BUT I PREFER IT BE BOOKS I WROTE)

4:00 PM5:00 PM9000 Years of Edged Weapons Pt 2 (Mod/MC)Kennesaw - Hyatt(MORE SHARP MAYHEM)

5:30 PM6:30 PMThe World is Coming to An End!Vinings 1-2 - Westin(TWO EXPERTS, 75 MINUTES, Q&A ON DISASTERS)

7:00 PM8:00 PMZombie 501: The Messiest Ways to Kill a ZombieVinings 1-2 - Westin(THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL)

I've been hanging smurfs by nooses outside my Pennsic tent for a decade. Everyone is amused. 

During a rainstorm this Pennsic, I open the tent to see some woman untying them and putting them down in the mud. I asked her WTF she was doing, because she was getting them muddy.

"It's no worse than what you're doing to them."

Well, actually it is, because they AREN'T ACTUAL CREATURES and mud hurts them worse than hanging from a rope.

She actually tried to hinder me from putting them back up.

"It's wrong to do that. Children don't need to see that."

Apparently, she's not aware that the children's archery shoot often features Barneys, Smurfs, etc, to be gleefully riddled with arrows.
I told her I'd been doing it for a decade, and no one, including the event staff had ever had a problem with it.

"It offends me," she said as she stormed off.

I said, "So go buy your own damned smurfs and cut them down."

This is my wife's aunt. She's an interesting artist, a good person, and very supportive. Her art is vivid and colorful, and she'll paint you something original for helping out.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/106940?c=activity

Donate $100 and I'll make you a supporting character in a book.

Donate $250 and you can choose the deaths for the supporting characters,. ;) (subject to rules of the book's milieu)

For $50, I'll send you two signed hardcovers. When Diplomacy Fails... and whatever else I have that you like.

http://www.weaselpants.com/our-games/redshirts/

Visit alien planets. Make love to beautiful aliens.  Kill all your expendable crewmen.