DragonCon and Decatur Book Festival Schedule–Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

Right. So. We’re double-booked for the Decatur Book Festival and DragonCon. Below find our full schedule. It’s a rather insane back-and-forth on Saturday. I don’t really know how it’s going to pan out. If you’re going to be at either and want to meet, it’s best to come to one of the events, especially one where we or I clearly have nothing happening right afterwards, according to the schedule below. Otherwise, I will be shoving you out of the way to get to the exit to run to the next event… :)

I will be updating on facebook as the weekend progresses, and you can always shoot me a facebook message during the weekend as I get that directly on my phone instantaneously.

Some events Ann and I are doing separately, as indicated. The DragonCon panels have other panelists, but you’ll have to look in the program book for them.


7:00 p.m.–DragonCon: The Process (Ann VanderMeer)
Description: Editors discuss what happens to your manuscript when it arrives at the publishing house. Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt

8:30pm – DragonCon: New and Next Weird (Ann & Jeff)
Description: New weird, mash-up, slipstream, interstitial, crossover… what does the future of “genre” hold, especially for the darker fringes of fantasy? Location: Cairo – Hyatt

–After 9:30, hanging out at various DragonCon parties, etc.


1:00pm – DragonCon: Steampunk Art & Fiction with the VanderMeersDescription: Multi-media show and Q&A on The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, The Steampunk Bible, & Steampunk Reloaded. Location: International C – Westin

1:45pm Decatur Book Festival: The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists. Powerpoint, also including the Steampunk Bible. Location: The Old Courthouse

4:15pm Decatur Book Festival: Pairs with Pens, Location: Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage

5:30pm DragonCon: Jeff reading Marietta room at the Hyatt (excerpt from my new novel, Borne)

7:00pm DragonCon: Writing Short Fiction (Ann VanderMeer): Maybe novel-length fiction isn’t for you. Try the short story market. Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt


10:00am DragonCon: Autograph session Ann & Jeff (not sure where this is—check the DragonCon program book)

1:00pm DragonCon: The Steampunk Exhibition (Ann & Jeff–with books AND a Jake Von Slatt contraption!): Makers, builders and creators of steampunk props, weapons, costumes and contraptions display them in an up-close and personal format. Location: Atlanta EFGH – Westin (Length: 2.5 Hours)

4:00pm DragonCon: Signing at the Missing Volume (Ann & Jeff) (booth numbers 614, 615), Marquis level in the Marquis ballroom along the back wall.

7:00pm DragonCon: Drawing Plans Against Us: War of the Worlds (Ann VanderMeer): The War of The Worlds is arguably the most influential science fiction novel of all time. The cultural impact of this Wells work is far reaching, Hanover C – E – Hyatt