Worldcon logo large70th World Science Fiction Convention. This year (for the seventh time in its history) it’s in Chicago, and it’s called Chicon 7.

Angry Robot will be out in force!

As well as three of the Angry Robot team – Editors Lee Harris and Amanda Rutter, and North American Sales/Marketing Manager, Mike Underwood – we’ll be joined by EIGHTEEN of our authors from all three imprints – Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A. We’ll also have a biiiiig table in the Dealer Room, where you can pick up past and current Angry Robot books, including September’s Angry Robot books and Strange Chemistry’s launch novels.

For those of you in Chicago who are not going to the convention, we have a multi-author book launch/signing at The Book Cellar on North Lincoln Avenue on Friday August 31st at 7.00pm. Join Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig, Kim Curran and Gwenda Bond as they sign their new novels, Seven Wonders, Mockingbird, Shift and Blackwood. Kim’s and Gwenda’s books launch our Strange Chemistry YA imprint.

For those of you who are coming to WorldCon, here are some of the panels, etc, at which you can find us (subject to change, and additional panels):

Thursday August 30th
1.30 – 3.00pm – Researching history that never happened
Adam Christopher and others

4.30 – 5.00pm
Adam Christopher – reading

4.30 – 6.00pm
Anne Lyle – signing

4.30 – 6.00pm – Hive Minds, Real and Fictional
Ramez Naam and others

4.30 – 6.00pm – New Writers
Emma Newman and others

4.30 – 6.00pm – Storytelling the Old-Fashioned Way
Mike Underwood and others

6.00 – 7.30pm – To Indie or Not to Indie
Matt Forbeck and others


Friday August 31st

9.00 – 10.30am – Writing Gender Roles in Science Fiction
Anne Lyle and others

10.30 – 12.00 Noon – The New Pulp Fiction
Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig and others

12.00 – 1.30pm – Female Villains
Martha Wells

1.30 – 3.00pm – Young Adult Trends
Gwenda Bond and others

1.30pm – Kaffeeklatsch with Lee Harris

1.30 – 3.00pm – “To Be” or Not “To Be”: Constructed Languages in SF&F
Anne Lyle and others

3.00 – 4.30pm – Global Warming
Ramez Naam and others

Gwenda Bond – Reading

7.30 – 9.00pm – Essential Worldbuilding
Martha Wells and others


Saturday September 1

10.30 – 12.00 Noon – Why I Love My Editor
Anne Lyle and others

10.30 – 12.00 Noon –  Media Tie-In Novels: Art or Commerce?
Matt Forbeck and others

Martha Wells – Reading

10.30 – 12.00 Noon – Social Media for Writers
Adam Christopher, Emma Newman and others

12.00 – 1.30pm – Drill Down into Story Ideas
Martha Wells and others

12.00 – 1.30pm –  Climate Change and Society
Ramez Naam and others

Kaffeeklatsch with Martha Wells

Reading: Anne Lyle

7.00pm – New Writers
Mike Underwood and others


Sunday 2nd September

Chuck Wendig – Reading

Martha Wells – Signing

Chuck Wendig – Signing

10.30am –  Worldbuilding from Games to Stories
Emma Newman and others

12.00 – 1.30pm – Winter Is Coming
Mike Underwood and others

1.30pm – SF and Science Now
Ramez Naam and others

3.00pm – What Energy Sources are Sustainable?
Ramez Naam and others

Gwenda Bond – Signing

4.30pm – How to Get your Work Rejected
Lee Harris and others

6.00 – 7.30m Face to Face Critique Writing Groups
Martha Wells and others

Monday 3rd September

10.30 – 12.00 Noon – Merging Mind and Machine
Ramez Naam and others

Mike Underwood – Signing

12.00 Noon
Adam Christopher – Signing

Emma Newman – Signing

If you want to say “Hi” but can’t make any of these panels, it’s a pretty good bet you’ll find us in the bar!


  1. No, no. You go. Go to your little Worldcon. I hope you enjoy yourself, with your writers and your showgirls and your tubs of goose grease….

    Me, I’ll be here, at the other end of the world. Kicking the cat.

  2. Oh, this is going to be epic. I can’t wait!

  3. So. Very. Jealous. SOJEALOUS.

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