[Worldcon] WSFS Preliminary Meeting: Motions, motions everywhere. 4

1011: Meeting called to order, committee is introduced, ground rules noted. 1014: Going over the agenda for the preliminary business meeting. There are no constitutional amendments up for ratification this year. 1016: No objections to following agenda as stated. 1017: The YA Hugo has been withdrawn. Unanimous consent asked to withdraw that motion. Objection–the YA ...

[Worldcon] The WSFS Business Meeting: How the F*** Does It Work? 1

Normally I don’t bother putting my notes online until after the convention because I’d rather be going to more panels and taking more notes, but I wanted to put this up immediately because I consider it important and there weren’t a whole lot of people at the panel. And while I’m sure a lot of vets ...

[Worldcon] How to Get Your Work Rejected

Sunday (September 2) at 1630: How to Get Your Work RejectedPanelists listed in program: John Berlyne, Lee Harris, John Helfers, Susan MacDonald Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and also chronically missed panelist introductions. When possible I try to note who said ...

[Worldcon] Page and Stage (Writing SF/F Scripts)

Sunday (September 2) at 1500: Page and Stage: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Scripts and Why You ShouldPanelists listed in program: Laura E. Goodin, David Brin, Grant Carrington, James Patrick Kelly, Edward Willett Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and ...

[Worldcon] Escape from the Planet of the Slush Pile

Sunday (September 2) at 1030: Escape from the Planet of the Slush PilePanelists listed in program: Lynne M. Thomas, Gordon van Gelder, Ginjer Buchanan, Stanley Schmidt, Patrick Nielsen Hayden [note: Stanley Schmidt did not attend.] Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, ...

[Worldcon] Feminism in Fantasy

Saturday (September 1) at 1800: Feminism in FantasyPanelists listed in program: Sandy Lindow, Joan D. Vinge, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Sarah Hans, Julia Rios [Note: Sandy Lindow did now show.] Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and also chronically missed panelist introductions. When ...

[Worldcon] Airships: the Reality

Saturday (September 1) at 1430: Airships: the Reality Panelists listed in program: publius, Lisa Hayes, David Malki, Howard Davidson, Joseph P. Martino Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and also chronically missed panelist introductions. When possible I try to note who said ...

[Worldcon] What is Magical Realism?

Saturday (September 1) at 1200: What is Magical Realism?Panelists listed in program: Roberta Gregory, Mr. Magic Realism/Bruce Taylor, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Jeremy Lassen, Inanna Arthen/Vyrdolak Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and also chronically missed panelist introductions. When possible I try to ...

[Worldcon] LGBTQ in SF&F

Friday (August 31) at 1930: LGBTQ in SF&FPanelists listed in program: Mary Anne Mohanraj, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Kevin Riggle, Catherine Lundoff, Barbara G. Tarn Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and also chronically missed panelist introductions. When possible I try to note ...

[Worldcon] How to Avoid Getting Published

Friday (August 31) at 1800: How to Avoid Getting PublishedPanelist listed in program: Jack McDevitt Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and also chronically missed panelist introductions. When possible I try to note who said something, but often was unable to. ...