Nerdcon is happening this weekend in Minneapolis, and there are still tickets available. If last year's Nerdcon is anything to go by, it's gonna be a blast.

Here's my schedule:

Juvenilia ​(​part of Friday Morning Variety Show)
Friday 09:34 AM - 09:49 AM, Auditorium
Participants: Cindy Pon, Nalo Hopkinson, Paul DeGeorge

Why Do I Feel Like the Rules Keep Changing? ​[Panel]
Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 101 BC
Participants: Julián Gómez (Moderator), Daniel José Older, Nalo Hopkinson, Cindy Pon, Mikki Kendall

How to Write Straight Characters ​[Panel]
Friday 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM, Room 101 BC
Participants: Alyssa Wong(Moderator), Nalo Hopkinson, Blue Delliquanti, Amanda Neumann

Kaffeeklatsch - Nalo Hopkinson ​[Kaffeeklatsch]
Friday 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM, Room M100 E

Signing - Nalo Hopkinson ​[Signing]
Saturday 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM, Exhibit Hall B

A Whole New World ​[Panel]
Saturday 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM, Room 101 BC
Participants: Paolo Bacigalupi(Moderator), Nalo Hopkinson, Ben Acker, Daniel José Older, Katrina Ostrander, M.T. Anderson

Rapid Fire Q&A ​(​part of Saturday Afternoon Variety Show)
Saturday 03:34 PM - 03:49 PM, Auditorium
Participants: Chris Rathjen, Eileen Cook, Joe DeGeorge, Jonathan Ying, Karen Hallion, Kevin MacLeod, Nalo Hopkinson, Paolo Bacigalupi

1 on 1 Conversation ​(​part of Saturday Afternoon Variety Show)
Saturday 03:59 PM - 04:14 PM, Auditorium
Daniel José Older, Nalo Hopkinson

I can finally make the news public; Anglia Ruskin University has offered me an honorary Doctor of Letters, and I've accepted. I'm flying there in a few days to graduate. I've known for ages, but they said I had to keep it secret until now.