I’m attending Norwescon in exactly two weeks! Here’s my current programming schedule:
Nuthin’. I’ll be around in the afternoon/evening, though.
12:30pm-1:00pm in Cascade 1
I’ll be reading something from The Wizard’s Promise and something from one of my adult (as in not-YA, not ADULT adult) pieces that I’m working on.
Philip K. Dick Awards
7:00pm-9:00pm in Grand 2
I’ll be wearing a pretty dress and being nervous. Oh, and I’ll read a li’l bit from Mad Scientist’s Daughter, too.
What’s Unique about Writing for Young Adults?
10:00am-11:00am in Cascade 6
Panelists: Tori Centanni (M), Cassandra Clarke, Aibhinn, Lauren Dixon, Lish McBride
Authors who have published young adult short stories or novels will discuss market trends, and how to construct a story for a young adult audience. Given that many young adult speculative fiction novels are actually bought and read by adults, what is young adult fiction doing well that could benefit any writer?
Gender and Sexuality in SF & Fantasy
Noon-1:00pm in Evergreen 1&2
Panelists: Caren Gussoff (M), Cassandra Clarke, Gregory Gadow
Many modern science fiction and fantasy authors, including Kameron Hurley, Elizabeth Bear, Trudi Canavan, and Paul Cornell include LGBTQ characters in their work. What does this mean to readers? How does it compare with the limited portrayal of gender and sexuality in many classic genre works? Come join us as we talk about how the changing portrayal of gender and sexuality is changing the face of our genre.
Autograph Session 1
2:00pm-3:00pm in Grand 2
You know what to do.
Philip K. Dick Award: What It Is, What It Means
5:00pm-6:00pm in Cascade 13
Panelists: Gordon Van Gelder (M), Anne Charnock, Cassandra Clarke, Toh EnJoe, Jack Skillingstead, Masumi Washington
Administrators and nominees for this year’s award discuss the PK Dick Award and the legacy of Philip K. Dick.
The Myths About Fan Fiction
7:00pm-8:00pm in Cascade 13
Panelists: Diana Copland (M), Aibhinn, keerawa, Berlynn Wohl, Cassandra Clarke
How many negative things have you heard people say about fan fiction? “It’s just Mary Sue self-indulgence.” “Only women write it.” “It’s all smut.” “It’s breaking the law!” “It isn’t “real” writing.” “People who write fanfic aren’t creative or talented enough to write “real” books.” Our panelists will critically examine the various misconceptions about fan fiction and explore the value and fascination that causes thousands to write it and thousands more to read it.
The Heroine’s Journey
8:00pm-9:00pm in Cascade 9
Panelists: Nisi Shawl (M), Susan DeFreitas, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Karen Kincy, Stina Leicht, Cassandra Clarke
Is the Heroine’s Journey different from the Hero’s? How does gender affect plot and character development? Join us as we talk about how and why a strong female protagonist is not the same as a guy who looks good in a dress.