January 16-19, I’ll be attending Arisia in Boston.
Here’s where you can find me at the convention:
Orgasmatron: The Erotic & Not So Erotic in SF/F
Sat. 10:00 pm, Marina 2
Not every SF/F story fades to black when the sexy times start. Let’s talk about our favorite erotic SF/F stories and some that just AREN’T RIGHT.
Jo Vanderhooft [mod.], Connie Wilkins, N.K. Jemisin, Victoria Janssen, Tegan Mannino
The Arisia Mega Fan-Casting Panel
Sun. 2:30 pm, Marina 4
Believe it or not, not every great book or comic has been made into a movie or TV show. Come hear the panelists talk about properties need to be filmed, and to talk about the perfect dream cast they’ve come up with. Audience participation will be encouraged, so come armed with your own suggestions!
Dungeonmaster Jim [mod.], Nomi S. Burstein, Victoria Janssen, Bishonen Judge, Daniel Miller
Fan Speak: The Language of Fandom
Sunday 4:00 pm, Douglas
What communications styles, methods, and vocabulary seem unique to fandom? Hyperbole seems to be used more than in mainstream speech. Also, literary and media references are more common. Interrupting conversation isn’t seen as rude. How did these patterns develop and why? Have they changed?
Eric Zuckerman [mod.], Nomi S. Burstein, Ellen, Victoria Janssen, Jo Vanderhooft
Positive Representations of Women’s Sexuality
Sun. 5:30 pm, Marina 2
Too often, women’s sexuality in genre fiction is used to penalize or caricature them. Our Guest of Honor’s work is an example of positive representations of female sexuality. Let’s discuss works that show a full spectrum of female sexuality, beyond madonna/whore and into real-life complexity.
Rachel Kenley [mod.], Barbara Chepatis, M.L. Brennan, Victoria Janssen, Vikki C.