Archive for July 21st, 2009

My Worldcon schedule, let me show you it

Here’s where you can find me at Anticipation, the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal, August 6-10 (which is, um wow, really soon).

Thu 20:00: Overpaid, Oversexed and In Our Time Zone
Curtis Potterveld, Cynthia Huckle, David D. Levine (M), Paul Cornell, Perrianne Lurie, Ronald Oakes
What’s going on with Dr. Who? Has becoming a sexual being made him a more or less interesting character? Just how far can they go with this?

Fri 13:00: Writing Workshop K (2 hours)
David D. Levine (M), Jenny Rae Rappaport
Critique session for previously submitted manuscripts.

Sat 11:00: Fan Editors Panel
David D. Levine (M), Guy H. Lillian III, Jeanne M. Mealy, Joseph T Major, Steve Green
Fanzines have different audiences, frequencies, means of distribution, and editorial attitudes. Editors explain why they publish a fanzine. Thinking of publishing a fanzine? Encouraging words will be offered. An optional lunch outing follows the panel.

Sun 9:00: I left my heart in Clarion East, West, South
David D. Levine, Maura McHugh, Steven Popkes (M), Nalo Hopkinson
Workshops can get in your blood, and they can provide both life changing and shattering events. Panelists discuss the six-week Clarion workshop, including highlighting differences between the different Clarions.

Sun 11:00: Writing in a Culture Not Your Own
David D. Levine (M), Emma Hawkes, Joshua Palmatier, Kaaron Warren
How does a writer get into the head of a character from a different culture, race, planet, gender? How can writers include diversity in their writing without using stereotypes? Or should they not try at all?

Sun 14:00: Kaffeeklatsch
David D. Levine
A chance to ask those burning questions.

Sun 15:30: Author Readings (1.5 hours)
Aliette de Bodard, David D. Levine, Karin Lowachee

You may also see me listed in the program on a couple more Sunday panels, but that would have meant six and a half solid hours of programming in one day and I had to beg off.