My WorldCon Schedule…

My WorldCon Schedule (Chicago) -- EDITED:

Fans in the Classroom
Thursday 8/30, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Comiskey
This panel will share experiences teaching SF/F in the classroom where the students are a combination of existing fans and non-fans.

Friday @ 9:00 - might try to join stroll with the stars?

Mary Anne Mohanraj Reading
Friday 8/31, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., Grand Suite 3
I'll be reading either from the memoir or the SF erotica book -- if you come, you can help pick.

Friday @ 1:30 -- will probably go see production of Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples

Wild Cards
Friday 8/31, 4:30 - 6:00, Crystal A
George R.R. Martin moderates a panel of Wild Cards authors, discussing the series.

LGBTQ in SF&F (it's the acronym panel!)
Friday 8/31, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Columbus IJ (I'm moderating)
Discussion of non-straight characters and relationships in genre fiction.

Kickstart Your Way to Self-Publishing
Saturday 9/1, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Comiskey
Author Mary Anne Mohanraj, who has previously published with HarperCollins and multiple small presses, discusses why she decided to try crowd-sourcing her latest book, and how, last October, she succeeded in raising $8000 in donations in one month, meeting her pledge goal. She'll address why people donated (she took a survey afterwards!) and also talk about the budget breakdown for that book, a collection of erotic SF stories, _The Stars Change_.

Strange Horizons Tea Party
I believe this will be 4 - 6 p.m.

Finding Minorities
Saturday 9/1, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Gold Coast (I'm moderating)
Where can you find books written by minority writers? How about books with minority lead characters? Our panelists discuss the evolution and current landscape of minorities as characters and recommend books by and about minority sexualities, races, genders, and ethnicities.

Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.: dinner commitment

Sunday @ 9:00 - might try to join stroll with the stars?

Clarion Call
Sunday 9/2, 10:30 - 12:00, Grand Suite 3
No description, but I assume we'll talk about Clarion?

Sunday @ 1:30 -- will probably go see production of Gaiman's Troll Bridge

Making a More Universal WorldCon
Sunday 9/2, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., McCormick (I'm moderating)
Does the revitalization of the SF and Fantasy genre requires to embrace their younger counterparts in other parts of the world, leaving the nest of the English culture and language to venture in a more universal approach? Explore all the different approaches of the SF and Fantasy Genre in other languages and cultures.

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