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
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!