CapriCon 2018

February 16, 2018—9 AM to 9 PM

Westin Chicago North Shore 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL 60090 get directions

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 17th (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?