Signing Sessions at Loncon 3

We appreciate that many Loncon 3 attendees want an opportunity to get books, artwork, and other items signed by the people who created them – especially since you'll also have the chance to buy their books, prints and other merchandise in the dealers' zone and art show in the Exhibits Hall.

One of the great things about a Worldcon is the opportunity to meet and mingle with people from across the SF&F community. We also know that writers, artists and other professionals attending Worldcon enjoy the chance to meet their fans and to sign your copies of their work. But like everyone else, they also deserve time to take a break, network, and enjoy a quiet chat or a lively party with old friends and new.

To ensure a proper balance, we will host specific signing sessions for our Guests of Honour, authors, artists, and other interesting people working in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Scheduled signing sessions allow attendees a chance to have their artefacts signed while giving the people doing the signing time to participate in the rest of the convention like the rest of us.

Remember, signings have been scheduled based on requests for signing slots from participants when they complete our programming survey. The signing schedule is posted below so that you have an opportunity to plan what you'll bring or buy for signing. However, please note that it is still subject to change so please check the schedule on the day. The programme guide will be regularly updated.

 

Thursday 14 August

1:30PM

Patrick Rothfuss, C E Murphy, Seth Patrick, Geoff Ryman, G David Nordley, John Harris

3PM

Danie Ware, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Adam Roberts, Kim Newman, Nick Kanas MD, Aliette de Bodard

4:30PM

Freda Warrington, James Patrick Kelly, Cory Doctorow

 

Friday 15 August

10AM

Ian Whates, Peter V Brett, J A Clement, J R Johansson, Maurizio Manzieri, John Norman, Mike Shevdon, Christopher Priest

11AM

A J Smith, Ibrahim Abbas, Jim Burns, Paul Cornell, Amal El-Mohtar, Charles E Gannon, Daniel Haight, Laura Lam, David Wake, Tobias Buckell

Noon

Scott Lynch, Lauren Beukes, Kay Kenyon, Chris Beckett, Peter Higgins, Joe Haldeman, Derwin Mak, Ken MacLeod, Ben Peek, Kate Elliott

1:30PM

Robert Silverberg, Roy Kettle, Ann Leckie, Amy McCulloch, Ben Bova, Gregory Benford, Jean Johnson, Karen Haber, Mary Robinette Kowal, Chris Evans

3 PM

Audrey Niffenegger, Connie Willis, Andy Duncan, Michael Cobley, Pierre Pevel, Chris Moore, Liz de Jager, Daryl Gregory, Jody Lynn Nye, David Towsey, Ian McDonald

4:30PM

Bryan Talbot, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Ramez Naam, Mur Lafferty, Richard Calder, Michael Swanwick, Catherynne M Valente, Elizabeth Bear

 

Saturday 16 August

10AM

Sarah J Maas, David Nickle, David Wingrove, Hannu Rajaniemi, Kim Curran, J L Doty, Karen Miller, Floris M. Kleijne, Jack Campbell

11AM

Ian R MacLeod, Ellen Datlow, Anne Lyle, Leigh Bardugo, Gabrielle de Cuir, Jenny Blackford, John Hornor Jacobs, Lauren M. Roy, Matthew Hughes, Den Patrick

Noon

George R R Martin, Anne Charnock, Michelle Sagara, Clifford Beal, Jo Walton, Delia Sherman, Ruth Frances Long, Mary Anne Mohanraj, David Dingwall, Charles Stross

1:30PM

Joe Abercrombie, James Swallow, Ellen Kushner, Emma Newman, Noura al-Noman, Stefan Rudnicki, Stan Nicholls, Ann Vandermeer, Stephen Baxter

3PM

Tanya Huff, Michael R. Underwood, Caren Gussoff, Pat Cadigan, Piers Beckley, Robert Jackson Bennett, Sean McLachlan, Jean Lorrah, Kelley Armstrong

4:30PM

Stephanie Saulter, Alisa Krasnostein, V E Schwab, Autun Purser, Stephen Jones, John Picacio, Laure Eve, Todd McCaffrey

 

Sunday 17 August

10AM

Janet Edwards, Jon Wallace, Justina Robson, Fred Gambino, Russell Smith, Suzanne McLeod, Melinda Snodgrass

11AM

Jay Caselberg, Liesel Schwarz, K J (Kirsten) Bishop, Mary Turzillo, Rjurik Davidson, Robert Reed, Stephen Foulger

Noon

Chris Foss, Sharon Reamer, Max Gladstone, Wesley Chu, Sarah Rees Brennan, Simon Ings, Stephanie Osborn, Yen Ooi, Yasser Bahjatt

1:30PM

Alastair Reynolds, Gail Carriger, Kim Stanley Robinson, Carrie Vaughn, Wendy Metcalfe, Mike Carey, Eric Choi, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Mary Talbot, Grania Davidson Davis, Daniel Polansky, Lavie Tidhar, Rebecca Levene

3PM

Seanan McGuire

5PM

Robin Hobb

 

There will not be space nor facilities for selling books in the signings space. However, the main signings space is adjacent to the dealers' zone and of course readers may bring their own copies to be signed.

In order to make signings run smoothly, please limit yourself to three items per signing. In certain cases, the signing staff might have to lower the number of books per pass. Once you've had three books signed, you may go to the end of the line for more as long as there is time for repeat signings. There will not be space available to 'corral' additional books for signings.

We respectfully ask that readers refrain from taking selfies with the author.

Signings are scheduled for 60 or 90 minute slots; however, the actual signing times will be 50 minutes or 1 hour 20 minutes. The 10 minute break allows for adequate time for the next scheduled authors to arrive and take their place. If the line becomes too long for the author to sign for everyone, the staff may need to close the line before the session is over.

Please be respectful of the other readers in line with you.

If you have further questions, please email us at signings@loncon3.org