I’m puttering about with…

I'm puttering about with houseguests Sofia Samatar and Chesya Burke, eating the last bits of leftover curry and getting ready to head into #chicon7!

At 10 today, I'll be doing a reading for half an hour -- if you're free and at the con, please stop by, so I'm not reading to the walls. :-) Grand Suite 3. I'll be reading either a new story from The Stars Change, or a chapter from the poly / nationalism memoir; if you come, you get to vote on which!

It's the crazy ChiCon whirl. I promise I will give the to-do rests a break after this weekend. I'm sure you're as sick of them as I am.


  • Mary Anne Mohanraj Reading
    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.

  • 1:30 -- hopefully go see production of Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples

  • Wild Cards
    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!)
    7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Columbus IJ (I'm moderating)
    Discussion of non-straight characters and relationships in genre fiction.


  • 10 - pick up supplies in morning at S.F.
  • Kickstart Your Way to Self-Publishing
    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
    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.

  • 7:30 p.m.: Wild Cards dinner


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

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

  • 1:30 -- may go see production of Gaiman's Troll Bridge

  • Making a More Universal WorldCon
    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.


  • break down Dealer's Room SLF table
  • 6 -8:30: knitting? (get help with cables) -- check if Jed is still here next week:

  • add Shirley as proxy in TEM; file reimbursement
  • draft last three stories for TSC -- finish first draft of book!!
  • post new DesiLit magname
  • plan Kickstarter for DesiLit lit. journal
  • get DesiLit blog back up
  • stop by Eastgate and see if they want to host next rapid-fire reading
  • find editorial staff for lit. journal

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