Here’s where I’ll be. If you’re a SFWA member, you’ll also see me at the Saturday morning meeting.
Geek, Geek, Don’t Tell Me!
Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm Evergreen 3&4
If you enjoy NPR’s weekly quiz show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” you’ll enjoy our humorous F&SF version of this popular show. We’ll test audience members’ knowledge against a panel of Pro artists, authors, and film critics in the field as former co-workers Les Howle and Brooks Peck, current Science Fiction Museum curator, display images from books, films, comics, and art from the 1940’s till now. Our panel of pros will give answers and our audience participants will bet on whether they are right or wrong. Chocolate to the winners!
Brooks Peck (M), Caren Gussoff, Leslie Howle, John Picacio, Cat Rambo
Defining Urban Fantasy
Sat 1:00pm-2:00pm Cascade 3&4
There are almost as many definitions of urban fantasy as there are readers. Is it simply a supernatural story in an urban setting? Does this mean the “mean streets” of urban fantasy are more metaphorical than actual? Is the fantastic in urban fantasy a part of the landscape, or can it just be an intrusion? The panel will look at different explanations, interpretations, and expectations that writers and readers bring to the genre.
Cat Rambo (M), Myke Cole, Stina Leicht, Kat Richardson, Duane Wilkins
Reading: Cat Rambo
Sat 5:00pm-5:30pm Cascade 1
All the Pretty Little Mermaids. Near future feminist SF that recently appeared in Asimov’s. Some adult language and mild violence. Rated R
(I am actually planning on reading something completely different. It’s funny. You will probably like it.)
First Page Idol
Sat 3:00pm-4:00pm Cascade 10
Feeling brave and bold? Send us your novel’s first page to be read aloud and critiqued by three pros. (Email to: email@example.com)
Phoebe Kitanidis (M), Camille Alexa, Cat Rambo, Kevin Scott
Writing What You Don’t Know
Sun Noon-1:00pm Cascade 5
Many writers have heard the advice to “write what you know”. But, have you really met any dragons, or robots, or zombies, or vampires? How do you write about something that you haven’t experienced personally? Tips for how to (and how not to) use research and common sense to improve your writing.
Cat Rambo (M), Ann Gimpel, John (J.A.) Pitts, Kat Richardson