Thursday, May 10, 2012

My schedule for BayCon 2012!

Do you live in the San Francisco Bay area? Do you love science fiction and fantasy - and steampunk, and slipstream, and magical realism, and all the things in between? Then come to BayCon 2012 on Memorial Day weekend... and as a bonus, you can see me! (Yay! I love to meet blog followers.) Here's my schedule, and I'm super excited about it.

Here it is:

1. Saturday from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in San Tomas
Fairy Tales and Mythology
with Kevin Andrew Murphy, Ann Finnin, and Valerie Estelle Frankel
       What are we teaching our children about the fairy tales and mythology
       in today's media, or even as bedtime stories?  Are we staying true, or

2. Saturday from 2:30 PM to  4:00 PM in San Tomas
Getting Girls Hooked on Science and Engineering
with Karen Williams, Kay Pannell, Clare Bell
       Ladies in lab coats:  Following in the footsteps of Madam Curie.

3. Sunday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Saratoga
Writers Workshop 3 
with Adrienne Gormley, G. David Nordley, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff)
Note: This session is not open to general convention guests, but to workshop participants only.

4. Sunday from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in Ballroom A [notice room change!]
The Evolution of Female Characters in SF and Fantasy
with Veronica Belmont, Deborah J. Ross, Daryl G. Frazetti, Brandon Sanderson, and Diana L. Paxson
       From damsels in distress to sword-wielding, gun-toting, and military
       masterminds, have women found their place, or are they 'feminized' men?
       Do the women truly reflect the changing attitudes of the roles of

5. Sunday from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM in BallroomB-C-D [notice room change!]
World Building Basics
with Pat MacEwen, Paula Butler, David J. Peterson, Brandon Sanderson, and Eytan Kollin
       Panelists discuss the basics of worldbuilding. If you are going to set
       your fantasy or science fiction piece is an alien place, what kinds of
       things should you think of prior to doing so?

If anything gets added, dropped or changed, I'll let you know as soon as I do. This is going to be a super convention!


  1. Oh, nice schedule. We're not on any of the same ones this time, but I hope I can drop in on a couple of yours :). See you there anyway.

  2. I'll see if I can come by to some of your panels. Unfortunately, I have my writer's workshop at the same time as the women in science panel. Bummer. I might have liked to have been on it, too, since I've spent most of my adult life as a practicing scientist and working to increase the participation of women and girls in science.

    Oh, well. I'll see you sometime, anyway.

    1. Heidi, you could always try contacting Wanda and explaining your issue. We already had one change to the people in our workshop group, so it's worth a shot. I look forward to seeing you!