I’ll be at Wiscon in Madison, WI, this weekend, taking part in two panels and a reading. Excited to see old friends and make new ones, which happens every year. I do believe this is my fourth Wiscon. I feel slightly sad I missed the Nebulas in Chicago this year, but hopefully Wiscon will make up for that. Details of where I’ll be when:
The Art of the Book Reviewer: Fri, 2:30–3:45 pm
As blogging has become more and more important, how have the duties of the book reviewer changed? Are traditional book reviewing venues (hard copy or on-line magazies) still important? How does the expected audience for a book review affect what the reviewer should say? What are some of the best places to go for reviews of science fiction and fantasy?
Genre Blending: Fri, 9:00–10:15 pm
Whether it’s a steampunk fairytale or an end of the world love story between science and magic or a Hong Kong-style revenge space opera, stories are spilling over the edges of genre. When is it done well? What is left to explore?
Lonely Monsters Reading: Sun, 1:00–2:15 pm
The unloved, the lonely, the monster left behind. Join us for a reading featuring Zombies, Dinosaurs, The Goblin Queen, The Girl Who Makes Pet Tongues, Horrible Hair, The Mix-Tape Monster, and a Self-Storage Service for Loneliness. Come hear their monstrous tales of woe.
I’ll also be participating in the short-story workshop, and I never miss the clothing exchange and the Floomp…should be a busy but lovely few days. Hope to see you there!