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!