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?