Cover by Rocky Kelley
It hasn’t rained in forever, the mercury is hitting triple digits, and we’re just passed the halfway point of the baseball season. It must be time for ArmadilloCon once again!
This year’s con, the 37th such affair, takes place this coming weekend (July 24-26).
Guest of Honor – Ken Liu
Special Guest – James Morrow
Editor Guest – L. Timmel Duchamp
Fan Guest – John DeNardo
Toastmaster – Stina Leicht
Artist Guest – Rocky Kelley
As I have for roughly the past 25 years, I’ll be in attendance and because apparently the con organizers have learned nothing, I’ll be sitting in on several panels.
SF TV Shows We’re Anticipating
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom F
Allen*, Frank, Klaw, Oliver, Rountree
The Expanse, Man in the High Castle, Minority Report, etc.: Which looks the most interesting and exciting? How faithful can the ones with literary origins be to their source material?
Sat 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Southpark B
(Not sure entirely what I’ll be reading but most likely from The Steampunk Bible,Geek Confidential, and/or The Apes of Wrath.
Cover by Alex Solis
SF Movies from Last Year
Sat 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Southpark A
Cargill, Clarke, DeNardo*, Johnson, Klaw, Wright
The good, the bad, and a few movies more.
(Should be interesting since I haven’t seen that many SF movies this year)
Comic Books on TV
Sat 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom F
Bey, Eudaly, Klaw, Lalumiere, Porter*, Rogers
From “Look, up in the air!” to “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man” to “I’m the fastest man alive!”.
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Dealers’ Room
Klaw, Lalumiere, Ledbetter, Leicht, Maresca, Prevost
Book Covers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom F
P. J. Hoover, Kelley*, Klaw, Moyer, W. Siros, Weisman
How does a cover artist balance creative impulses with the imperative to create a cover that sells books? What are the notable successes and failures?
Mark Finn, Rick Klaw, and Doug Potter at Armadillocon 26
I hope to see everyone there.