My Arisia 2013 Schedule

I’ll be attending Arisia this weekend, January 16-21. Here’s my schedule; yes, I am doing that late-night panel on Friday. But only because it’s Dr. Who.

Friday, 11:30 PM, Revere
“Doctor Who: Companions Through the Ages”
Our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who doesn’t overlook the importance of his companions. From schoolgirl Susan to sword-swinging Amy, they have run the gamut. Who are your favorites and why? What makes a “good” companion and who were you glad to see go?
Victoria Janssen [mod], Gordon Linzner, James Zavaglia, Jennifer Pelland, Santiago Rivas

Saturday, 4:00 PM, Hale
Authors Victoria Janssen, Daniel José Older, and Sonya Taaffe read selections from their works.

Sunday, 1:00 PM, Otis
“YA You Want to Read”

Come discuss the best YA SF/F that came out in 2012 and what to anticipate in 2013.
Victoria Janssen [mod], Adam Lipkin, Vikki Ciaffone, Aurora Celeste

Sunday, 8:30 PM, Revere
“Doctor Who: The Dissertation of the Daleks”

We continue our celebration of all things Who with a look at the Daleks, one of the Doctor’s oldest and most persistent adversaries. Why are they so popular? When will they return? And how can they be stopped now that they don’t need to climb stairs?
Adam Lipkin [mod], Samantha Dings, Victoria Janssen, Forest Handford, Michael Lee

(Please note that if I’m still listed in the program book for any items on Monday the 21st, those listings are in error; I will not be present on that day.)

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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