So, yes indeed we are sending the Thin Man to another southern convention. It's no great secret that he's been looking for a southern home con (I'd consider ConClave his first and northern home convention--lovely people) and hopefully this will work out. Below, I've posted his tentative programming schedule. If you're interested in the convention, their website is midsouthcon.org and they're located just outside Memphis TN.
A quick glance at the schedule will leave long time fans thinking "Well, that's a good start but where are the other two-thirds of his panels"? Thus far, these are the only ones they have him scheduled for so by all means drop by and chat with him.
Date Time Event Name Location Name
03/20/2009 17:00:00 M Keaton Children’s Reading Juniper
03/21/2009 16:00:00 Killing a Character You Love Ash
03/21/2009 21:00:00 High Tech Weapons Panel Ash
03/22/2009 10:00:00 Writing for Children Ash
03/22/2009 14:00:00 Is the Short Story Dead? Ash
Just for fun, I asked the Thin Man for a preview of his view on the topics:
Children's Reading: I'm all in favor of children reading. Oh, you mean I'm reading to them. In that case, I'd say look forward to Purple Wings and Troll Snot.
Killing a Character You Love: I use bullets.
High Tech Weapons Panel: Can you say two years of research for CSW? Stuff goes boom. Maybe I'll even bring up Q-Balls.
Writing for Children: Don't cuss as much.
Is the Short Story Dead? No. Is the bank account of the short story writer dead? Yes.