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Worldcon schedule

My Worldcon schedule is behind the cut. I welcome comments, suggestions, warnings, and other thoughts, either in comments here or privately (LJ private message or e-mail to knepveu at steelypips dot org).



When: Thu 15:30
Location: P-512BF
Title: Re-reading
Session ID: 893
All Participants: Graham Sleight, Jo Walton, Kate Nepveu, Larry Niven
Moderator: Yourself
Description: There is a school of thought that re-reading is a juvenile habit, something children demand as a way to gain comfort. Yet most fans re-read. All critics do. What is it we gain from re-reading, do some texts bear more re-reading than others? And does this notion of comfort reading have any validity?
Duration: 1:30 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Human Culture
AV/Internet request: None

When: Fri 11:00
Location: Other
Title: People of Color Meet & Greet
Session ID: 1681
All Participants: Kate Nepveu
Moderator: <Not Available>
Description: Do you identify as a person of colour (racial minority, nonwhite, not of European ancestry, mixed race, etc.)? Come meet other fans of colour on Friday at 11:00am by the Programme area near Registration; we'll leave at 11:15am and go someplace to eat, talk, and just hang out. All people of color are welcome to attend.
Duration: 1:30 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Human Culture
AV/Internet request: None

When: Fri 12:30
Location: P-511CF
Title: Legal Systems, Past and Future
Session ID: 900
All Participants: Bradford Lyau, James Morrow, Kate Nepveu, Charles Stross
Moderator: Bradford Lyau
Description: A place's legal system tells us a lot about its values. Laws are made by culture and make culture.
Duration: 1:30 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Human Culture
AV/Internet request: None

When: Sat 14:00
Location: P-511A
Title: Writing the Other and Other Assumptions
Session ID: 554
All Participants: David Anthony Durham, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Kate Nepveu, Wendy Gay Pearson, Jamie Nesbitt Golden
Moderator: <Not Available>
Description: Do discussions of Writing the Other reinforce the power dynamics of a genre structured by racial hierarchies? Is the assumption that the Other is "of colour" coded into all our discussions?
Duration: 1:30 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Literature in English
AV/Internet request: None

(Yes, I have written scheduling to say that a moderator needs to be appointed.)

When: Sun 9:00
Location: P-512CG
Title: How Not to be a Jerk Online
Session ID: 930
All Participants: Catherynne Valente, Kate Nepveu, John Scalzi, Michelle Kendall
Moderator: John Scalzi
Description: Is there an equivalent of Miss Manners for this modern age? How to avoid flamewars and actually learn something.
Duration: 1:00 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Human Culture
AV/Internet request: None

When: Sun 11:00
Location: P-512CG
Title: Library Thing, Good Reads
Session ID: 941
All Participants: Amy Sisson, James Cambias, Kate Nepveu, Pat Rothfuss
Moderator: Yourself
Description: What cataloguing system do you use?
Duration: 1:00 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Human Culture
AV/Internet request: None

When: Sun 12:30
Location: P-511A
Title: Writing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Geographic Terms
Session ID: 522
All Participants: Jenny Rae Rappaport, Kate Nepveu, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Phoebe Wray, Jamie Nesbitt Golden, Tobias Buckell
Moderator: Yourself
Description: What should writers know when writing about geographic distribution of racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. or other countries? How have discrimination, segregation, migrations, and class contributed to the geographic patterns seen today? If doing near-future or future worldbuilding, what factors should writers consider in their extrapolations?
Duration: 1:30 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Literature in English
AV/Internet request: None

When: Mon 14:00
Location: P-512BF
Title: Fan's aren't Slans!: Pathologies of Fannish Culture
Session ID: 929
All Participants: Chad R. Orzel, Kate Nepveu, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Steve Green
Moderator: Yourself
Description: A long look at the various groups and subgroups within fandom, and how they all get along, with each other and with reality. Evidence may be drawn from this weekend!
Duration: 1:30 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Human Culture
AV/Internet request: None

Tags: anticipation 2009, cons, worldcon
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