My Philcon 2009 Schedule

I’ll be at Philcon this weekend. My schedule is below.

Fri 7:00 PM in Plaza I
FANTASY BASED ON NON-EUROPEAN SOURCES
Victoria Janssen (mod), Stephanie Burke, James L. Cambias, Christine Norris, Tom Doyle

You don’t have to go “all medieval on me” to write fantasy. What are the best examples of fantasy not based on European backgrounds to date?

Fri 8:00 PM in Plaza VII
THE BOOKS WE COME BACK TO
Victoria Janssen (mod), Michael J. Walsh, KT Pinto, Caroline Cox, Lawrence Kramer

There are some books we read over and over again. What qualities do these books have that make them worth visiting again?

Fri 11:59 PM in Plaza IV
EYE OF ARGON READING
Oz Fontecchio (mod), Keith R.A. DeCandido, Lawrence M. Schoen, Phil Kahn, Hildy Silverman, Victoria Janssen

Reputedly, the worst story in the genre’s history. Just try and read it without laughing.

Sat 11:00 AM in Plaza II
BROAD UNIVERSE RAPID FIRE READING
Christine Norris (mod), Catherine Asaro, Dina Leacock, E. F. Watkins, Gail Z. Martin, Victoria Janssen

All the Broad Universe authors in attendance give a short reading, creating a kind of “snack sampler” for the audience.

Sat 12:00 PM in Executive Suite 623
VICTORIA JANSSEN READING

Sat 2:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two
ARE WE HEADED FOR THE POST-LITERATE WORLD?
Bud Sparhawk (mod), Catherine Asaro, Victoria Janssen, Rebecca Maines, Tom Purdom]

How has easy access to technology changed the way that we read, write and think? How is this reflected in the more recent novels of the field?

Sat 4:00 PM in Plaza II
MAKING IT WITH VAMPIRES, SHAPESHIFTERS AND OTHER CREATURES
Victoria Janssen (mod), Desirina Boskovich, L.A. Banks, Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, Nina Ely, Stephanie Burke

What is the psychological appeal?

Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza I
INSERT TAB B INTO SLOT A
Victoria Janssen (mod), Lawrence M. Schoen, Michael Swanwick, Stephanie Burke, Lee Gilliland

The treatment of sex in Science Fiction.

Sun 1:00 PM in Grand Ballroom A
WHERE WILL THE ROMANCE/SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY CONNECTION GO?
Victoria Janssen (mod), Catherine Asaro, Robert Jeschonek, L.A. Banks, Oz Drummond

Is the crossover between Science Fiction/Fantasy and the Romance genre cresting or still on the rise? Where is it going? Is it affecting the whole field?

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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