21 Sep

The Baltimore Book Festival happens this weekend, and I’m a guest!

This weekend I’ll be appearing at the Baltimore Book Festival as the SFWA guest of honor, which is really nifty. I’ll be on some panels and at a meet the authors event, as well as signing books and being generally available. So if you live within a decent travel distance of Baltimore, I hope to see you there!

The list of science fiction and fantasy related events at the Baltimore Book Festival can be found here. Sarah Pinsker (and many others) has been hard at work pulling together authors and panels for the event for what looks like many months, now.

Here are some of the panels I will be on:

Friday 4 PM: Literary Salon – interviewed by Fran Wilde


Saturday 12 PM Dangerous Voices Variety Hour
A fast-paced quiz show in the vein of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! brought to you by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Win free books and learn things you never knew about your favorite authors.

Panelists: Tobias S. Buckell, Sarah Pinsker, Michael R. Underwood

Saturday 4 PM Future: Charming? Baltimore City as a template for futurism.

What does Baltimore look like in the future? SFWA Guest of Honor Tobias Buckell and a panel of writers, futurists and social designers discuss Charm City’s future through the lens of the engineer, the writer, and the activist. Panel led by Jason Harris (“Redlines: Baltimore 2028”).

Panelists: Anatoly Belilovsky, Tobias S. Buckell, Jason Harris, Nia Johnson, K Ceres Wright

Saturday 6 PM Meet the Author Social

Rub elbows with your new favorite science fiction and fantasy authors at this annual event!


Sunday 11 AM Design Your Own World

Join us in a Rousing Game of Stump the Panelists with a Worldbuilding Mashup – Audience Participation Encouraged. Learn what goes into creating fantasy and science fiction worlds.

Panelists: Tobias S. Buckell, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Anna Kashina, Don Sakers, Alan Smale


3 PM We Need Diverse Books: The Next Chapter

Books with diverse characters, written by diverse authors, are a focus of the We Need Diverse Books campaign. Readers are clamoring for books about and by people of color, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities, people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. What’s next for the industry? Our authors talk about diversity, representation, and the next steps.

Panelists: Tobias S. Buckell, Bill Cambell, Justina Ireland, KM Szpara, GL Tomas

Come out and say hello!