Steerswoman Series Book Club, Readercon 2019

This is a spoiler post! All spoilers, all the time, for all four books of Rosemary Kirstein’s Steerswoman Series. Rather than put this off until I feel I can make a beautiful coherent post, I’m just going to post the notes I scribbled during the panel while trying to keep track of the discussion and […]

My Readercon 2019 Schedule

Here’s where you can find me this weekend at Readercon, July 11-14, 2019, Quincy, Massachusetts. Friday, 3:00 pm: Kaffeeklatsch Theodora Goss and Victoria Janssen Saturday, 12:00 pm, Salon A “Classic Fiction Book Club: The Steerswomen Series” Kate Nepveu [moderator], Elaine Isaak, Victoria Janssen, Yves Meynard, Cecilia Tan Since the publication of Rosemary Kirstein’s first novel, […]

My Readercon 2018 Schedule

I’ll be attending Readercon 29 July 12-15, 2018 in Quincy, Massachusetts. My schedule is below. Thursday, 9:00 pm, Salon 6 “Living in Material Worlds, Part 1: Fabric Goods in Fictional Settings” In many post-apocalyptic landscapes and colony worlds, everyone has clothing but no one ever talks about where it came from. Who wove the cloth […]

Readercon 2016 Schedule

I’ll be at Readercon this weekend in Quincy, Massachusetts. Hope to see some of you there! Here’s my schedule. Friday July 08, 2016 3:00 PM, C Fantastical Dystopia. Victoria Janssen, Ada Palmer, Andrea Phillips, Sabrina Vourvoulias, T.X. Watson. Dystopia is popular in YA fiction for a variety of reasons, but why do authors frequently base […]

Readercon 2015

I’ll be at Readercon in Burlington, MA next weekend. Guests of Honor: Nicola Griffith and Gary K. Wolfe. Memorial Guest of Honor: Joanna Russ. Friday, July 11, 11:00 AM. G Drift-Compatibile Fictional Characters. Amal El-Mohtar, Victoria Janssen, Nicole Kornher-Stace (leader), A. J. Odasso, Navah Wolfe. The film Pacific Rim created the idea of two people […]

Readercon 2013 Report

Belatedly, here’s my rambling report on the 2013 Readercon! I did three panels this year, leading one of them, and a kaffeeklatsch. All of my programming happened on Saturday, so unusually for me, I had Friday completely free. Most of the time when I am attending a con, I don’t have enough mental energy to […]