In a couple weeks I’ll be wending my way out to Spokane for Sasquan. I’m the only one from Strange Horizons who’s going to be there, so I get to have all the Hugo nominee glory to myself. (Muahahahahaha!) For those of you who want to stalk either me or Strange Horizons, here’s a handy schedule to help you do that thing. Please don’t be creepier than I am.
Kaffee Klatche – Anaea Lay
Thursday 10:00 – 10:45, 202B-KK4 (CC)
This is a small discussion where you get to hang out with me and around 7 other people who want to hang out with me and ask me all sorts of things. This early, on the first day of the con, I’ll probably be in hilarious “Feels persecuted by the entire universe” mode. You should come, or I’ll be bitter about getting up early for it.
Violence in Speculative Fiction
Thursday 16:00 – 16:45, 401C (CC)
War, torture, combat, cruelty – are physically violent conflicts necessary for good fiction What purpose does it serve? Is it getting worse? How much is too much? Do authors set personal limits?
Carol Berg, Rory Miller, Anaea Lay, Jack Campbell
Reading – Anaea Lay
Friday 10:30 – 11:00, 301 (CC)
I’m going to do it the way I usually do my readings, i.e. let the audience choose their fate and have baked goods on hand as an apology in case they choose a bad fate. You should come for the baked goods.
The Future of Short Fiction: Online Magazines Today
Saturday 14:00 – 14:45, Bays 111B (CC)
10 years ago reading original fiction online was limited to the occasional author’s web site. Now, online magazines are a major force — maybe THE major force — in publishing short fiction. The panel looks at what and why?
Scott H. Andrews, Anaea Lay, Mike Resnick, John Joseph Adams, Neil Clarke
Demigods, Chosen Ones & Rightful Heirs: Can Progress, Merit & Citizens Ever Matter in Fantasy?
Saturday 15:00 – 15:45, 300C (CC)
Science fiction often centers around meritocracies (or at least “knowledgetocracies”) but fantasy? Not so much. Or, as Dennis famously said in Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “…Strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.” Has fantasy ever overcome this classic trope? Can it?
Darlene Marshall (M), Anaea Lay, Mary Soon Lee, Setsu Uzume, Katherine Addison
Autographing – Anaea Lay, Ann Leckie, Bud Sparhawk
Sunday 10:00 – 10:45, Exhibit Hall B (CC)
I’M GOING TO SPEND 45 MINUTES STANDING NEXT TO ANN LECKIE!!!! Nobody come talk to me, I will be preoccupied with being creepy.
Writers Workshop section 20
Sunday 13:00 – 16:00, 201A (CC)
You can’t get into this. I’m just listing it here so you can see the next line.
Lori White (M), Anaea Lay, Ann Leckie, Gillian Redfearn
For the record, I totally understand if Ann shows up to the con with a pre-filled restraining order.