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Current GoHs:

Karl Schroeder Spider Robinson

Current Nifties:

Cherie Priest, Tobias Buckell, Sarah Monette, Jim C. Hines, Sarah Hoyt


Currently generating a form for the website for participants/panel suggestions–I want this up by the end of November 2009 and available until February 28, 2010.

October 27, 2009– I have slowly been emailing past Nifties, GoHs, and panelists to see if they will be returning to PenguiCon and if they wish to take part in the LitTrack.

Know somebody who should/wants be on panels in the LitTrack? email

Programming info Spider Robinson Karl Schroeder

People who have expressed interest in being on panels: Sarah Harvey

10 Nifties allowed

  1. Tobias Buckell
  2. Cherie Priest
  3. Sarah Monette
  4. Jim C. Hines
  5. Sarah Hoyt
  6. Patrick Rothfuss–Subterranean Press's guest
  7. Doselle Young
  8. Mary Robinette Kowal–invited, checking recording schedule
  9. Mary Turzillo–invited, waiting to hear back
  10. Catherynne Valente–invited, waiting to hear back

Panelists who have volunteered

  • William Jones
  • Deborah Jones
  • Chuck Zaglanis
  • Stewart Sternberg
  • Ferrel (Rick) Moore
  • The Ferrett
  • Steve Lake

invited as panelist $30, if they DO 3 panels

  • Merrie Haskell–confirmed
  • David Crampton–no response
  • Cat Shaffer–confirmed
  • Sarah Zettel–not attending
  • The Time Shredder–confirmed
  • Dan Pipe–confirmed
  • Dan Hoyt–probable, no contact info
  • Brian Briggs–confirmed
  • Keri Smith–not attending
  • Alethea Kontis–no response, not likely coming

Author Readings

Sarah Monette The Ferrett Spider Robinson–not attending? Karl Schroeder

Writers' Workshop

Find two people willing to run Writer’s Workshop Tentatively scrapping this for this year, will rebuild next year

February 10th deadline for Nifties March 1st—need paneling done

Add to website as Nifties

Tobias Buckell Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has published stories in various magazines and anthologies. He is a Clarion graduate, Writers of The Future winner, and Campbell Award for Best New SF Writer Finalist.

Cherie Priest Cherie Priest is the author of seven novels, including the steampunk pulp adventure Boneshaker and the Blooker-award winning Four and Twenty Blackbirds, as well as Fathom, Wings to the Kingdom, and the Endeavour-nominated Not Flesh Nor Feathers from Tor. Her novellas Dreadful Skin and Those Who Went Remain There Still are published by Subterranean Press. She has four more books forthcoming — one from Tor (Dreadnought), one from Subterranean (Clementine), and two from Bantam (Bloodshot and Hellbent). Her short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird Tales, Subterranean Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and the Stoker-nominated anthology Aegri Somnia from Apex. Though she spent most of her life in the southeast, she presently lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and a fat black cat.

Sarah Monette I was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the secret cities of the Manhattan Project. I studied English and Classics in college, and have gone on to get my M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature. My novels are published by Ace Books; I also have a collaboration with Elizabeth Bear, A Companion to Wolves, from Tor. My short stories have appeared in lots of different places, including Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Alchemy, Weird Tales, and Strange Horizons. I collect books, and my husband collects computer parts, so our living space is the constantly contested border between these two imperial ambitions.

Jim C. Hines Jim C. Hines began writing in the early 90s, while working on a degree in psychology from Michigan State University. His first professional sale was the award-winning “Blade of the Bunny,” which took first place in the 1998 Writers of the Future competition and was published in Writers of the Future XV. For many years, he focused on short fiction. His work has appeared in more than forty magazines and anthologies. During this time, he also picked up a Masters degree in English from Eastern Michigan University. His first published fantasy novel was Goblin Quest, a funny, popular tale about a nearsighted goblin runt named Jig. Thanks to the work of his wonderful agent, the book has since been translated into several other languages, and was picked up by DAW Books, along with sequels Goblin Hero and Goblin War. He’s now working on a new series about a trio of butt-kicking princesses. The Stepsister Scheme came out in January of 2009, and DAW has contracted him for three more books in the series. Jim lives in mid-Michigan with his wife and children, who have always shown remarkable tolerance for his bizarre and obsessive writing habits.


Lit track Head suggested:

  • The Brian Scale: More than Just Fun?
  • What aspects of the writing and publishing industry does your average book author have control over? What don't they?
  • Will eReaders supplant dead tree books
  • * Cat Shaffer, Tobias Buckell, Karl Schoeder, Cat Valente (m)
  • ePiracy-Threat, Menace, or Other?
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