Two days to Wiscon!
Things I’m looking forward to:
- seeing my Clarion West-mate and penpal Cassie Krahe
- hunting ducklings along the shores of Lake Monona
- drinking too much coffee
- trading a poem for earrings
- dancing myself stupid at the Genderfloomp
- and, oh yeah, my very first panels
Friday 9am — ?
Everyone in my workshop is working on a YA novel. I’ve been reading the chapters, and we’ve got shape-shifters and parallel worlds, and strange and dangerous beasties. I met Mike Underwood at Wiscon last year (He’s a fellow CW alum & for a while we lived in the same town.) I heard him read from his debut novel, Geekomancy, and I think his sense of humor is right on target for the project I’m working on. Should be good fun.
How To Create When Life Isn’t Slowing Down For You
Friday, 4:00pm — 5:15pm, Room 629
Writing the perfect novel or story is difficult while juggling a job, long-term relationships (spouses, children), and the constant interruptions that happen. However, as projects like NaNoWriMo show, it is possible to manage time effectively to create while still maintaining some semblance of life. Let’s talk about time and project management, organizing ideas, and using the dead time (waiting in lines, driving) to plan out projects.
Class in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Saturday, 2:30pm — 3:45pm, Wisconsin
In speculative fiction, we create entire worlds and societies. How does SF handle social and economic class? Is there room for improvement? If so, what?
Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading
Saturday, 9:00pm — 10:15pm, Conference 2
Come hear the members of Broad Universe read from their current projects. Not sure what I’m going to read yet…
I’m also going to be volunteering for the:
Saturday, 11:30am — 5:15pm, Room 627
“World Domination through Bake Sales!” That’s one of the slogans at Tiptree Juggernaut Headquarters. The Tiptree Award supports gender-bending SF/F, publishes, auctions, and loves chocolate chip cookies! A wide variety of cookies, breads, cakes, pies and delectables are baked and donated by Tiptree supporters.
I’ll be dishing out goodies from 11:30 – 1pm. I’m also bringing these: