My Arisia 2018 Schedule

Arisia, January 12-15, 2018.

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:00 am, Paine
“Shape Note Sing”

Participatory sing-along (music provided). Shape Note singing may just be the easiest way to get a roomful of people blasting out gorgeous harmonies, as singing from written notes is made easier by having different shapes (e.g., circle, square, triangle, and diamond) for the different notes. We’ll try to avoid the more explicitly religious stuff—work with us; you won’t regret it!
Bruce Randall [moderator]; Victoria Janssen [alto]; Marnen Laibow-Koser [tenor]; Rebecca Maxfield [treble]; David Olsen [bass]

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 8:30 am, Faneuil
“1982, The Year No One Left the Theater”

One of the greatest years in the history of genre movies, 1982 saw the release of E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, The Thing, Tron, Poltergeist, The Secret of NIMH, The Dark Crystal, Conan the Barbarian… what was in the water that led to this much concentrated awesome?
Victoria Janssen [moderator]; Nomi S. Burstein; Randee Dawn; Terry Franklin; Stephen R. Wilk

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:30 pm, Marina 3
“Children of the Atom: X-Men and Representation”

The X-men were introduced in 1965 and took clear inspiration from the Civil Rights movement of the day. Over the years the X-Men as a metaphor for issues faced by minorities has mutated in some surprising ways. This panel will explore what the X-Men mean for modern representation, as well as our favorite story lines and characters from Marvel’s (hopefully) Merry Mutants.
Victoria Janssen [moderator]; Danny Miller; Maddy Myers; Daniel Neff; Ryan Pagella

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her 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. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.