|janecarnall (janecarnall) wrote,|
@ 2009-07-27 12:04:00
Anticipation in Montreal: 3rd August - 13th August
I'm going to Anticipation in Montreal - weekend after next, whee!
I'm arriving in Montreal the evening of Monday 3rd August, and departing the evening of 13th August: between Wednesday 5th August and Monday 10th August, I anticipate (pun) being enjoyably occupied with the Worldcon at the Palais des Congrès, just on the edge of Vieux-Montréal. (I am staying at a delicious bed-and-breakfast gay guest house about 20 minutes walk from the Worldcon.)
Below the cut is my Worldcon panel schedule. Please note that I have no idea where any of the locations are, or if they're likely to change from day to day. (I was on another panel about writing sexual orientations in SF, "Rainbow Futures", but got taken off because it clashed with the "Gender Issues" panel - obviously, no one interested in sexual orientation in SF could be expected to be interested in gender in SF, and vice versa: and you may see my name on a panel item about role-playing games, but that was a mistake, and besides, it clashed with a panel about Doctor Who.)
Anyway, that's what I'm doing. And yes... *still working on 'The Games' to post the last three parts before I go*. Promise. But, if any of you are coming to the Worldcon: let's meet up!
The Most Slash-Worthy Shows on TV: 163
Thursday at 7pm in P-511BE
All Participants: Jane Carnall, Niall Harrison, Kathy Sands, Rhodri
James, Shoshanna Green
Moderator: Jane Carnall
"Why do some shows lend themselves to fanfic? And what makes certain characters ripe for speculation? Which shows have inspired the best fanfic?"
Snobs R Us: 541
Friday at 12:30 in P-511A
All Participants: Emma Hawkes, Jane Carnall, Paul Cornell
Moderator: Emma Hawkes
"What kinds of fiction in our own world do we ignore, put down or exceptionalise? Why do we dismiss YA books and tie-ins?"
First Contact: Create and Design Aliens: 832
Friday at 3pm in P-516E
Carl Fink, Jane Carnall, Judy T. Lazar, Jean-Pierre Guillet, Dana MacDermott, Diane Kelly
Moderator: Judy T. Lazar
"A workshop conceptualizing other beings: What sort of biology are aliens likely to have? What might they look like? What personalities/behaviors? How will this affect our communications?" (Actually, the blurb has "effect", which would also be an interesting discussion.)
The Doctor and the Dalek: 169
Friday at 8pm in P-511CF
All Participants: Christine Mains, David D. Levine, Jane Carnall, Rhodri James
"Where does Dr. Who fanfic go now? Are there new opportunities for slash fiction? Or should we just tiptoe quietly away?"
Writing Gender Issues: 744
Sunday at 4:30 in P-513B
Anne Harris, Jane Carnall, Jason Bourget, John Kessel, Joshua Palmatier, Lila Garrott-Wejksnora
Moderator: John Kessel
"How do writers approach gender and gender issues? What’s taboo? Can women write men and men write women without making a mess of it? How do you write a story that explores gender issues without hitting the reader over the head?"