Today I’ll be speaking at the Blogworld & New Media Expo at the Javits Center in New York City. The panel is called “How Science Fiction Podcasting Can Create a Better Future,” and will feature me, along with super editor Jordan Hamessley and David Barr Kirtley, the co-host of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy. The panel is in Room 1A15 at 3:45pm. Come check it out! I’ll be talking about how new media like podcasts, vidcasts, live streams, and swank stuff like HTML5 can improve the way we engage with nerd media.
Blogworld is sharing the Javits this week with BEA, or Book Expo America, the Mecca of the publishing industry. At this annual event, authors, illustrators, editors, and agents flood New York in a deluge of ponytails and glasses. If you plan on braving the masses to pick up the latest ARCs and other pub swag, here are a few helpful tips:
1. There are limited copies of everything. So don’t be afraid to knock people over or throw a stack of bookmarks in their faces.
2. When elbowing someone in the head to get that sweet button featuring your favorite paranormal heartthrob, aim for the throat. You never know who might be speaking on a panel in an hour, and you don’t want to mess up someone’s mug.
3. When asking questions at panels, please be courteous of your fellow audience members. Questions should not take three minutes to ask, and they should not begin with “I think,” “I believe,” or “Have you considered,” followed by detailed descriptions of your favorite episode of Star Trek.
HAVE FUN AT BEA!