Thursday, July 21, 2011
My Worldcon Schedule
Worldcon begins on August 17 and will be held at the Convention Center. I don't see the knitting panel here, but will make inquiries. Note that I'm moderating both the Nevada-as-setting panel and the religion panel, which should be interesting. I've moderated faith discussions at WisCon, so I hope this will go as well. In any case, I'll be busy that weekend!
Wed 12:00 - 13:00, Welcome to Reno (Panel), A02 (RSCC)
An introduction of what to see and do in Reno by locals!
Arthur Chenin (M), Karyn de Dufour, Margaret McGaffey Fisk, Richard Hescox, Mignon Fogarty, Susan Palwick
Wed 18:00 - 19:00, Nevada as a Setting for SF & Fantasy(Panel), A03 (RSCC)
Nevada's mountains and deserts have provided a fertile landscape for writers and movie makers for over 150 years. Join regional writers to learn more about the books and movies that helped to define this area.
Susan Palwick (M), Colin Fisk, Connie Willis, Mignon Fogarty, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Thu 11:00 - 12:00, When Faith and Science Meet (Panel), A09 (RSCC
Many SF tales, from Arthur C. Clarke's "The Star" to Walter Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz to Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow, deal with the intersection of unexpected discoveries on the faith of the characters. Cultural discourse often presents religious faith and science as polar opposites, and certainly there's a long history of conflict between them. But many people of many faiths have happily and successfully reconciled their beliefs with a scientific worldview, and SF/F is no stranger to spirituality, either. Both Joanna Russ and David Hartwell have described SF/F as essentially religious. This panel will present a civil conversation -- between people who respect both faith and science -- about how the two inform each other, both in SF/F and in the rest of the world.
Susan Palwick (M), Eric James Stone, Laurel Anne Hill, Moshe Feder, Norman Cates
Thu 14:30 - 15:00, Reading: Susan Palwick (Reading), A14 (RSCC)
I'll probably read some short chapters from Mending the Moon about my invented comic book, Comrade Cosmos.
Thu 22:00 - 23:00, Short Talks about Art (Talk), A03 (RSCC)
Susan Palwick, Light and Shadow: Family, Pulp Fiction, and the West.
Kelley Caspari, Susan Palwick
I'll be reading a short essay, originally published in NYRSF three hundred years ago, about my grandfather Jerome Rozen, a well-known pulp artist who painted some of the original covers for The Shadow.
Fri 11:00 - 12:00, KaffeeKlatsch: Fri 11:00 (KaffeeKlatsch), KK1(RSCC)
Howard Tayler, Susan Palwick, Ken Scholes
Sat 12:00 - 13:00, River and Echo: The Evolution from Victim to Hero (Panel), A05 (RSCC)
Irene Radford (M), Lee Martindale, Susan Palwick, Charles Oberndorf
The description got cut off, but I think the title works fine. As a longtime Whedonphile, I'm delighted to be on this panel.
Sat 14:00 - 15:00, Autographing: Sat 14:00 (Autographing), Hall 2 Autographs (RSCC)