Cat’s Norwescon 2012 Schedule

Friday 11 am Cascade 1
Cat Rambo reads So Glad We Had This Time Together
Horror Story Rated PG
Cat Rambo

Friday 1 pm Cascade 2
First Pages
First pages are important! In this workshop, participants submitted the first 250 words of their book online, before the convention. The leaders will read each piece aloud in turn and discuss what does and doesn’t work as well as what expectations it sets up for the overall book. Authors remain anonymous, although they are welcome to ask questions afterwards.
Cat Rambo (M), Ken Scholes

Friday 6 pm Cascade 3&4
Discover Your Inner Idea Mill
Where do great ideas come from and how can you find a few of your own? Writers talk about how to find ideas, how to tell which ones are good, and how to use the ones you have.
Jay Lake (M), G.Robin Smith, Cat Rambo, James C. Glass

Saturday 2 pm Grand 2
Autograph Session 1
Meet the writers of all those fabulous SF/F books, share stories, and have them autograph their novels (especially the ones purchased in Norwescon’s wonderful Dealers Room). All of our distinguished Guests of Honor will be present. PLEASE: so that as many fans as possible can participate, we will be enforcing a limit of three books to autograph at a time! Also attending this session: Alma Alexander, K.C. Ball, Clinton Boomer, Satyros Phil Brucato, Ted Butler, Charles “Zan” Christensen, Bruce R Cordell, Elton Elliott, Steve Gillette, Dustin J Gross, Judith Herman, Jean Johnson, Stina Leicht, Grá Linnaea, Pat MacEwen, Lisa Mantchev, Susan Matthews, Tim McDaniel, Julie McGalliard, Mike Shepherd Moscoe, G. David Nordley, Karl “Ultraklystron” Olson, Irene Radford, Cat Rambo, Mary Robinette Kowal, David A. Rodriguez, Jon Rogers, Robert J. Schwalb, Lorelei Shannon, Bruce Taylor, Dennis R. Upkins

Saturday 3 pm Cascade 3&4
Radical Politics and Sci-Fi
How does science fiction and fantasy influence the radical left? And, how do social movements inspire authors of science fiction and fantasy? This panel looks at major works that address feminism, anti-racism, class struggle, revolutions, utopias, dystopias, Marxism, and anarchism – and the transformative power of speculative literature.
Cat Rambo (M), C.A. Scott, Katharine Bond

Sunday 10 am Cascade 8
Best Online Markets for Writers
What are the best online (and best-paying) markets for short fiction in 2012? Who is publishing the best science fiction? Who is publishing the best fantasy? What’s new and exciting? We’ll discuss the latest and greatest.
Cat Rambo (M), Jude-Marie Green, Tina Connolly

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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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