I will be Guest of Honour at the Eurocon in Barcelona, Nov 4-6 2016 (alongside Richard Morgan, Jun Miyazaki, and Enrique Corominas).
Here is my schedule:
18:00 Welcome party in the convention hotel
10.15 Sala Teatre, streaming to Raval (1h): Opening Ceremony/Inauguración/Inauguració (ENG-CAT-SP)
The 38th Eurocon, for the first time ever in Spain, welcomes members and waves the European SF Society flag.
Guests of Honour, Eurocon organisers, local authorities
14.30 (45 mins) Aula 1: How to Build a Fantasy World (ENG)
Panel. The tool box of fantasy scribes.
Andrzej Sapkowski (Pol), Aliette de Bodard (Fran), Haralambi Markov (Bulg, MOD), Sharon Reamer (USA), Charles Stross (UK), Concepción Perea (SPN)
16:45 (45min) Auditori: Launch of Barcelona Tales
17.30 (45 mins) Raval: The Place of Euro SF in the World (ENG)
Panel. What impact does European SF have internationally?
Regina Kanyu Wang (Chi), Catalin Badea Gheracostea (Rom)?, Martin Stricker (Ger) MOD, Aliette de Bodard (Fran)
11.15 (45 mins) Auditori: Verne Versus Wells (ENG)
Panel. H.G. Wells said that the science in his novels was just conjuring tricks, while Jules Verne only wrote one actual SF novel, which his publisher suppressed; so who is the father of SF?
Adam Roberts (UK), author of Twenty Trillion Leagues under the Sea, Pasqual Bernat, President of the Catalan Verne Society, Pierre Gévart (Fran), Aliette de Bodard (Fran)
17.00 Chronos event with Aliette de Bodard and Leticia Lara (Spanish), Carer de Roger de Flor, 237, 08025 Barcelona
18.30: Gigamesh book signing (Spanish/English), Carrer de Bailèn, 8, 08010 Barcelona
11.30 (60 mins) Sala Teatre Interview with Aliette de Bodard (ENG)
Our French Guest of Honour who writes in English in conversation with editor Ian Whates
Aliette de Bodard, Ian Whates
17.15 (60 mins) Sala Teatre streaming to Sala Raval Closing Ceremony/Clausura/ (ENG/SP/CAT) including presentation of the Eurocon Awards.