FWIW, just found out I'll be moderator of a panel in the "SF and Fantasy Literature" track at DragonCon-- "Politics in Science Fiction." (I suggested calling it "Poly Sci Fi," but we'll see.) John Ringo and other authors (TBD) will be on it.
I'm also lined up to play the role of Roger Zelazny in the "Dead Authors' Society" panel, where "dead SF authors" talk about their work.
Could be interesting. If you're at the con, I hope you'll stop by.