WorldCon 2012 Schedule

Thursday, August 30
4:30-6:00 PM Columbus EF
Brad Aiken, Cat Rambo, James L. Cambias, Tom Doyle
What is Next for Body Modification?
What is the next advancement in genetic engineering, prosthetics, organ/neuro-implants, and age retardation/reversal etc?

Friday, August 31
12-1:30 PM Haymarket
Teaching Writing
Cat Rambo Gregory A. Wilson Russell Davis Tina Jens Valerie Estelle Frankel
Many writers teach writing classes in order to supplement their incomes. What’s the best way of doing it? What should (and shouldn’t) a student expect from a writing class? How can you make the best of them? Which are the good ones and are there any that should be avoided?

Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading
3-4:30 PM Grand Suite 3

Saturday, September 1
7 PM – ????
Book launch party! That night! Mail me for details if you are planning on going but haven’t seen the FB invite.

Sunday, September 2

10 AM – 1 PM Helping staff the SFWA table in the Dealers Room.

3-4:30 PM Columbus CD
Incorporating the Personal into Speculative Fiction
Bill Shunn Cat Rambo Gwynne Garfinkle Inanna Arthen / Vyrdolak Nick Mamatas
If the sampling of short fiction presented and discussed in the New Yorker Fiction podcast is any indication, mainstream literary writers draw heavily on events from their own lives, sometimes barely veiled, as inspiration for their work. Since science fiction is generally regarded as writing of ideas, is there any room for this same mining of one\’s personal experiences? Our panel will discuss to what extent when writing the fantastic they are writing about themselves.

Monday, Sept 3
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Magical Realism vs. Traditional Fantasy
Cat Rambo Kat Richardson Lillian Cauldwell Nick Mamatas Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Explore the overlap among Magical Realism and contemporary, urban, and traditional fantasy–and even horror.

I’ll also be trying to be a good citizen and working at the BU and SFWA tables over the course of the con. Stop by and say hi if you see me!

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About Cat

Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and the magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her story, "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain," from her collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She is currently working on Exiles of Tabat, the third book of the Tabat Quartet. A new story collection, Neither Here Nor There, appears from Hydra House this fall.
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