I’m very pleased to be on various panels at CapriCon, just north of Chicago. The topics are tough, important, and very much what I strive to be conscious of in both my teaching and writing. CapriCon will be a one-day-only engagement for me, as I’m driving down to the Johnson County Public Library for an event on the 18th (also on my events page!). There may be a reading or autograph session added to this schedule, though, so check for updates in the coming days.
|Working toward Social Equity in Speculative Fiction||Ravinia Ballroom A||Fan Interest||Fri 10:00 AM||01:30 length|
|In fiction, publishing, and fandom, there is a push to include new voices and underrepresented people. There’s also resistance. How can we work toward a more inclusive spec fic community?|
|Creating Imaginary Races Doesn’t Erase Racism||Botanic Garden Ballroom B||Writing||Fri 11:30 AM||01:30 length|
|How real-world racism bleeds into fantasy and science fiction, and how to combat that.
|Rapid Reading #3||Willow||Reading||Fri 1:45 PM||00:45 length|
|An assortment of authors each give 5-7 minute readings. Come discover someone new!|
|Autographing: Townsend/Silk/Koester||Autograph Table||Autographing||Fri 2:30 PM||00:45 length|
|Class in SFF||Botanic Garden Ballroom B||Writing||Fri 5:30 PM||01:30 length|
|How are characters of different classes depicted in SFF, and what does that say about our assumptions?|