[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. ...

[Worldcon] Military SF – Reality vs. Writing 1

Friday (August 31) at 1500: Military SF – Reality vs. WritingPanelists listed in program: Mike Shepherd Moscoe, John G. Hemry/Jack Campbell, Elizabeth Moon, Jim Fiscus; in Atlanta at Dragon*Con: Kacey Ezell, Louis Hibben, Mark Malcolm, Michael Z. Williamson Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the ...

[Worldcon] The Steampunk Genre

Friday (August 31) at 1330: The Steampunk Genre Panelists listed in program: Sarah Hans, Jay Lake, Michael Coorlim, Chambers, Paul Genesse 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, ...

[Worldcon] Violence in Fantasy

Friday (August 31) at 1030: Violence in FantasyPanelists listed in program: Scott Lynch, D. H. Aire, James Enge, Doug Hulick 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] Writing Gender Roles in Science Fiction

Friday (August 31) at 0900: Writing Gender Roles in Science FictionPanelists listed in program: Joan D. Vinge, Julia Rios, Catherine Lundoff, Victor Raymond, Anne Lyle (Note: Joan D. Vinge was definitely not in attendance.) Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire ...

Random bits from my second day at Worldcon

I’m having so much more fun here than I had at Denvention. This is probably because I’m not not in the middle of a twelve-credit summer semester and learning Japanese from the yuurei in the Prince of Darkness’ closet. Getting to actually attend most of the con is certainly helping. # I got to have dinner ...

Shut up and dance. 1

Let me tell you a little story about why you should shut up and dance. I don’t like to dance. I feel fat and ungainly and uncoordinated. I get red-faced and sweaty and generally feel gross. Nothing I wear looks good on me when I’m standing still, let alone when I’m flailing around and showing ...