Next weekend, I’ll be attending Philcon, the local Philadelphia science fiction convention (which actually takes place in New Jersey). I’ll only be there on Saturday, but I am participating on programming. This is where you can find me.
Sat 3:00 PM – Executive Suite 623 – Reading
I’ll be reading something from The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again. There will be glittery cookies, maybe alcohol, and as far as I know, I’ll be sharing a reading slot with one of my critique-mates, Anna Kashina.
Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza III – BEYOND LOVECRAFT: THE CHTHULHU MYTHOS TODAY
Panelists: John Ashmead (mod), Darrell Schweitzer, A.C. Wise, Walt Ciechanowski
Exploring how the Cthulhu mythos has evolved beyond its creator.
Sat 9:00 PM in Plaza III – SEX, GENDER IDENTITY, AND SPECULATION: THE ROLE OF SF IN LGBTQA
Panelists: Andi O’Connor (mod), Wen Spencer, A.C. Wise
SF&F has been more accepting of LGBTQA individuals for some time, even if it wasn’t discussed publicly. As more works have been developed, LGBTQA fans have become more open and accepted. Genre literature feature characters of all races, genders, sexes, and species…but is that enough? What more can be done to incorporate LGBTQA characters and LGBTQA fans?
Sat 10:00 PM in Plaza VI – WHEN WEIRDS COLLIDE: THE NEW WEIRD VS THE OLD WEIRD
Panelists: April Grey (mod), A.C. Wise, Siobhan Carroll
How do they differ? Has the current crop of writers spawned a new Lovecraft yet?
When I’m not paneling, I’ll be attending other readings and panels, hanging out in the dealers’ room, and hanging out at the bar. Hope to see you there!