Want to be interviewed for the SF Signal Podcast at Worldcon?

sasquan_2015Well, WorldCon is almost here! I’m excited. Are you excited?

Once again, I’ll be filling up some of my time at WorldCon doing in-person interviews with authors, editors and artists. If you’re interested in being one of those folks, all you have to do is follow these instructions:

  1. Send me an email – patrick (at) the new universe dot com – no spaces.
  2. Make your subject line: I want a WorldCon Interview
  3. In the body of your email: tell me who you are and what you do

In order to participate, you have to have a cell phone that can send and receive texts during the convention so we can coordinate, and be willing to share said cell number with me. No one else will see / use / have access to your number. (I’ll even delete it after, if you want me to.)

I’ll also be doing a limited number of Functional Nerds interviews at the con, so if you’d rather be on that show, let me know in your email!

Have an idea for a live panel recording we could do? I’d be open to that, too. Pitch me your idea 🙂

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you at WorldCon!


IMG_1115My WorldCon Schedule….

Sequel, Add-On, or DLC

Wednesday 19:00 – 19:45, Conference Theater 110 (CC)

We discuss the pros and cons of the different ways of expanding successful games beyond their initial installments – both in terms of revenue and other benefit to the creators, and adoption and enjoyment by the player base.

William Frank, Warren Frey, Patrick Hester

Reading – Patrick Hester

Thursday 10:30 – 11:00, 301 (CC)

Patrick Hester reads something. Probably outloud. Possibly from something he’s written…

The Limits Of Crowdfunding

Saturday 10:00 – 10:45, Bays 111C (CC)

Kickstarter and other online crowdfunding sites have created an explosion of new games and game companies, but have also resulted in some embarrassing failures. Our panelists talk about the risks and perils in crowdfunding your gaming project, and discuss whether we have reached the limits of what crowdfunding efforts can support.

Patrick Hester, Charlie Reeves

Discovering New Comics

Saturday 15:00 – 15:45, Bays 111C (CC)

What comics and graphics novels aren’t you reading now that you should be reading?

James Bacon, Patrick Hester, Ada Palmer, Amy Sterling Casil