#SciFiChat is a weekly Twitterchat. It is held on Fridays, 3pm ET to 4pm ET. A social hour before the chat begins at 2pm ET.
Each week, I post discussion questions for chatters to discuss. Sometimes I interview a special guest via tweets. If you have a Twitter account, you can participate by tweeting with the hashtag #SciFiChat. In any event, you can monitor #SciFiChat live by searching the tag #SciFiChat.
I recommend using TweetGrid.com or TweetChat.com to follow the chat live. These sites both allow for automatic tagging of tweets, and both reload the search by the hashtag for a live chatting experience. When the chat gets busy, both of these sites have a “pause” button that allows one to stop the streaming tweets to get all caught up.
#SciFiChat is a lot of fun. It is like attending a mini-science-fiction convention to start off the weekend. Our topics cover a wide range of topics, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, urban fantasy, and superheros. We cover all formats of fiction: books, TV, movies, comic books, graphic novels, and games.
I post program notes on this page, as well as transcripts after each chat. To find out what is next, you can read the program notes here or see the @scifichat profile page. To catch up on what you might have missed, look through the transcripts. (I first began transcribing the chat on September 14, 2012.)
Be warned! #SciFiChat has a few peculiarities:
- I allow light promotions of author’s books.
- We often drift off the topic.
- Puns are prevalent.
- Snarkiness is encouraged.
- Disrespect for any of the chatters is not tolerated.
I will return to the old schedule of holding #SciFiChat for two hours on Fridays, 2pm – 4pm ET, starting most likely in May or June, 2013.