Here are the places where I will be doing things at Sasquan over the weekend. Come to some of them! Also I will have a copy of Radiance and a copy of Speak Easy to give away to lucky attenders of my first reading on Thursday. (Yes, I have two readings! One is for kids and one is for grown-ups but you can come/bring either to either.)
Improv Acting for Kids
Thursday 15:00 – 15:45, 207 (CC)
Improv with the best
Reading – Catherynne Valente
Thursday 16:30 – 17:00, 301 (CC)
Exploring Orientation and Gender in Fiction
Thursday 20:00 – 20:45, Bays 111B (CC)
Fiction has evolved from presenting all characters born with a specific gender and sexual orientation to presenting a broad spectrum of genders and sexual orientations. What are some of the early works to explore these areas? Who are some of the best authors exploring them now? Does the gender/orientation of the author matter?
Stroll with the Stars
Friday 09:00 – 09:45, Breezeway/Statue (CC)
Friday 14:00-14:45 Exhibit Hall B
The Future of Video Games
Saturday 13:00 – 13:45, 401C (CC)
Video games continue to evolve in many ways: sophistication, emersion of the player, story telling, graphics, and platforms, to name just a few. What’s next in the evolution of video games.
Saturday 14:00 – 14:45, 206BCD (CC)
A special reading for children and children in big bodies–bring cookies and stuffed animals and curl up for an afternoon story!
Kaffee Klatche – Catherynne M. Valente
Saturday 17:00 – 17:45, 202A-KK1 (CC)
Fanwriting from Twiltone to Facebook: Zines, Blogs, Social Media — What’s the Diff?
Sunday 14:00 – 14:45, Bays 111C (CC)
From fandom’s earliest days, fen have written to one other. We write about our favorite sf, chronicle the cons we go to, gossip about clubs and the fans we know and detail what’s happening in our lives. Fanwriting began with letters to prozines and then evolved into styles suitable for fanzines and apas. Now, we have blogs and social media. Is there any real difference in the fanwriting? Does one medium require more discipline or skill? Is one more revealing or more relevant? Which generates the most egoboo (positive feedback)?