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An influx of writers

Rob SawyerOf course a literary convention like Worldcon attracts writers. That's what it's meant to do. George R.R. Martin is the writer guest of honor. Spider Robinson is the toastmaster. Hundreds of other writers will be there. (Connie Willis, Cory Doctorow, David Brin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Elizabeth Moon, Nalo Hopkinson, Tanya Huff, Terry Pratchett... then again, this is the same list which includes Isaac Asimov, so I'll take the whole thing with a grain of salt.) Rob Sawyer will have a book launch party for Hybrids. (See? I mentioned it. His PR efforts work.)

Today I saw this over on Neil Gaiman's weblog:

I'll be signing in TORONTO at Chapters Festival Hall, 126 John Street, Toronto ON (corner of Richmond/John) 416.595.7349 Saturday August 30th at 1 pm
Hurrah for Felicia Quon from Harpercollins Canada who organised it...

A coincidence? Surely not.

This leads me to another trivial tangent: what percentage of the general attendees of this event are webloggers? I'm guessing it's a higher percentage than among the general population. (While we're counting, these two are listed as attending or panelists.)


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Aug. 19th, 2003 03:35 am (UTC)
Hmmm... on that score, any idea when the next George R R Martin novel is out?
Aug. 19th, 2003 03:10 pm (UTC)
Skiffy demographics
What percentage? Don't know, but it's certain to be higher than average. It's only within the last few years that the profile of "SF fan" and "internet user" significantly diverged.

Aug. 19th, 2003 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Skiffy demographics
By the way, Patrick's coming too.

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