Hey all! It’s almost time for Norwescon again. Whee. I’m on quite a lot of programming this year, so if you want to come see me, there are ample opportunities. (Also if you are going to be at the con and want to get dinner/lunch/drinks/whatever with me, I strongly recommend messaging me ahead of time. I will have access to email and etc through my phone while I’m there, but as you’ll soon see, there are a lot of events to work around.)
This may also TRAGICALLY be my last Norwescon for a while. I’ve received offers to attend PhD programs (in the biological sciences or genetics depending on the school) on the east coast. I’m not 100% sure which school I’m ending up at, but I’ll either be moving to the Boston area, New York City (Manhattan! woo) or Long Island. It’s possible that I will be able to come back for Norwescon. But… it’s somewhat unlikely, because I will either be researching, taking classes, or even teaching. And, to be honest, if I fly back to Washington, I’ll want to be able to come for at least a week so I can, well, you know, visit family and friends. As you do.
Anyway, here’s my super busy schedule, so you can start thinking about what panels you’d like to attend! I’m all over the board, with writing panels, social justice panels, a reading, an INGRESS panel, and even… duh duh DUHHHH a science panel!
Ingress: What Is It?
Thu 3:00pm-4:00pm – Cascade 7&8
Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm (Only listed so you know I’m BUSY at this time.)
Why Can’t They Get It Right?
Thu 8:00pm-9:00pm – Cascade 3&4
Fri 10:00am-11:00am (Only listed so you know I’m BUSY at this time.)
How to Write Vivid Scenes
Fri 11:00am-12:00pm – Cascade 9
Diversity in Spec Fic Publishing
Fri 2:00pm-3:00pm – Cascade 3&4
Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm (Only listed so you know I’m BUSY at this time.)
Denied: A Story of Rejection
Fri 6:00pm-7:00pm – Cascade 3&4
Sat 11:00am-12:00pm – Cascade 9
Molecules of Life
Sat 1:00pm-2:00pm – Cascade 7&8
YES I WILL TALK ABOUT THE DNA
Autograph Session 1
Sat 2:00pm-3:00pm – Grand 2
Reading: Keffy R. M. Kehrli
Sat 4:00pm-4:30pm – Cascade 1
Keffy R. M. Kehrli
Transphobia: A Panel for Allies of Transgender Folk
Sat 6:00pm-7:00pm – Cascade 10
Dissecting the Weird
Sun 11:00am-12:00pm – Cascade 5
The Best in Recent SF
Sun 1:00pm-2:00pm – Cascade 10
PHEW! It’s going to be a busy con, but it should be a lot of fun. Also, I will try not to drive everyone nuts talking about the GlitterShip Kickstarter that I’m running – it ends on April 8, which is a few days after Norwescon. I’m kind of boggled at how high the total is so far, since I’m only on day 4 and it’s just crested $3,000.
For more about GlitterShip, check out the webpage!
Thanks for all your support, everyone, and I’m looking forward to crawling back out of the depression cave to make things for you all again.