I’ve slowed down at CONvergence this year, having only six programming items, as opposed to the eight to ten I usually end up doing. CONvergecne is barely controlled chaos and a serious challenge for me to navigate, so if you see me and want to talk please just step up and say hello. I’m easy to spot with the white cane.
Friday, July 5
7:00pm – Minn-Spec Meeting
Come and learn about the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers, a 400+ member-strong organization.
Panelists: Hilary Moon Murphy, Michael Merriam – Sofitel Dijon
Saturday, July 6
11:00am – Reading – Michael Merriam
Michael will read from his new novel, “Old Blood’s Fate” and his new short story collection, “Whispers in Space.”
Panelists: Michael Merriam – 2201
12:30pm – Geek Chi, Tai Chi for Geeks (Description: Michael Merriam)
The newest and possibly geekiest member of the Geek Physique family is the creation of Instructor Sherry Merriam. Sherry has studied and developed a Tai Chi curriculum that combines mindful movement with a vast array of Sci-Fi/Fantasy examples.
Panelists: Michael Merriam, Sherry L. M. Merriam – Garden Court Southwest
2:00pm – Beyond SF 101 (Description: Michael Merriam)
There’s a lot of advice out there for the beginning writer, this panel is for those of you who have moved beyond that point.
Panelists: John Klima, Scott Lynch, Peter Hautman, Michael Merriam, Monica Valentinelli – Atrium 2
Sunday, July 7
9:30am – Kids Intro to Classic SF&F (Description: Michael Merriam)
Yes! The field did exist before Harry Potter. What are good books from long ago (well, over 40 years) that still hold up for kids (under 12) to read now?
Panelists: Michael Merriam, Vetnita Anderson, Michael Levy, Sean M. Murphy – Atrium 3
11:00am – Signing – Dana Baird/Michael Merriam/Tim Lieder
Dana Baird, Michael Merriam and Tim Lieder will all be available to sign their work. Panelists: Dana Baird, Tim Lieder, Michael Merriam – Autograph Table