This weekend, I’ll be at Philcon, held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. My panel schedule is below.
Saturday, November 17, 11:00 AM, Crystal Ballroom Three
“A Tribute to Ursula K. LeGuin”
Simone Zelitch [moderator], Victoria Janssen, Miriam Seidel, Susan Shwartz, Kim Kindya
A discussion of the life and works of this massively influential author, and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of her landmark Earthsea series
Saturday, November 17, 2:00 PM, Crystal Ballroom Three
“Marvel’s Next Phase”
Jay Smith [moderator] Savan Gupta, Tauney Kennedy, Victoria Janssen, Kim Kindya, Glenn Hauman
In the last year, Marvel made us laugh with “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” cry with “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” and flat-out blew us away with “Black Panther.” And after spending the last ten years building up the teams, themes, and story elements necessary for “nfinity War,” the film appeared to tear the whole universe apart. So…what happens next?
Sunday, November 18, 10:00 AM, Crystal Ballroom Three
“Fifty Years Of Pern”
Victoria Janssen [moderator], Hildy Silverman, Phillip Thorne, Elektra Hammond
Anne McCaffrey’s longest-running series was a trailblazing hybrid of fantasy and science fiction. What impact has it had on SF, fantasy, and multi-genre works? How well does it hold up when viewed in the present era?