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Worldcon programming involving diversity, discrimination, non-European-derived topics
Inspired by pgdudda's post, behind the cut is a list of Worldcon panels or program items that seemed to be explicitly about discrimination, diversity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, and/or non-European-derived works, artists, and fandoms, or to necessarily require discussion of the above. Because there's a fair bit of anime & manga programming, I put that separately. The lists are otherwise in chronological order. Absolutely no comment or endorsement is implied by an item's appearance on this list. If I missed something, let me know; this is based on a pretty quick skim through the book.

Note that something awful happened to the formatting of the academic talk descriptions in the program book; I put in // to mark what I infer are different papers.

The full program book is available in PDF; I hope that grids and something easier to manage are on the way. This list itself may be turned into an at-con handout with grid or some such, so stay tuned.

ETA July 23 8:00 a.m.: added three six items. Also forgot to note that I don't speak French so was going strictly off English descriptions. If you speak French or know of a bilingual panel (which appear to not be marked at all in the program book as such), please comment.

ETA July 23 6:30 p.m.: new additions are now marked with one or two *, depending on whether they were added this round or last round. Bilingual items are marked as such in the titles, using the information here.. I've also now bolded the relevant paper(s) in the academic track items for ease of reference, and gone through all the French-language descriptions with two web translators.

I am now finished updating this unless people point me to things I've missed.

ETA July 31: someone did! I'll put this in the proper place in the list under the cut too.

2-304 Fri/Ven 19:00 1hr
P-511D Human Culture
Time TravellerTM & Skins
Skawennati Tricia Frangnito, Jason Lewis
“TimeTravellerTM” is a series of Machinima episodes about a Mohawk person living in 2121 using glasses to view historical events. This is being ‘filmed’ in second life and the first episode will be ready before the convention. There will be a screening of the episode followed by a talk and Q&A. The “Skins” project is a mod’ed game using the unreal tournament game engine. It is based on Iroquois legends and was put together with teenagers from the Iroquois. A video of the project and a virtual slice of the game will be presented.

Format is:
[item number] [day] [time] [duration]
[location] [track]

1-090 Thu/Jeu 17:00 1hr 30min
P-518A Literature in English
Putting the World into Worldcon
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Jetse de Vries, Tore A. Høie, Kyoko Ogushi
Our information about SF outside the English language is often provided by (mediated by) Anglophone experts who have been to the foreign land in question and brought back what interests them. Here, instead, we gather experts from SF/fantasy traditions outside English to tell us what we should look out for.

1-096 Thu/Jeu 17:00 1hr 30min
P-524B Media
Let the Guy Scream: Women in Current Media SF/F
Heather Urbanski, Odellia Firebird, Trisha Wooldridge, Lenny Bailes
It’s more than 75 years since Fay Wray screamed her way through “King Kong.” Today’s media SF features tough women who may rescue the guy without sacrificing their own sensibilities. Who are the current heroines and role models? Is there more to be done?

1-104 Thu/Jeu 19:00 1hr
P-511A Literature in English
When is Genocide Justified?
Josepha Sherman, Neil Rest, Richard Foss, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Connie Willis, Nalo Hopkinson
Sf is rather fond of genocides – conveniently wiping out large chunks of the population to make telling the story easier. Should we be uneasy about this? Or is mass slaughter of innocents only bad when bad people do it?

1-129 Thu/Jeu 20:00 1hr
P-522B Visual Arts/Arts visuels
Wonder Women: Feminism in Comics
Julie McGalliard, Kevin J. Maroney, Rev. Randy Smith
Have female archetypes improved over the decades? Or are they still stuck in a time warp? And does the most prominent female icon in comics – Wonder Woman – actually reflect the ideals of modern women?

2-065 Fri/Ven 11:00 1hr 30min
Other Human Culture
People of Colour Meet & Greet
Kate Nepveu
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 11:00 by the Programme area near Registration; we’ll leave at 11:15 and go someplace to eat, talk, and just hang out. All people of color are welcome to attend.

** 2-078 Fri/Ven 11:00 1hr
P-516D Science and Space/Science et espace
After Shuttle
Curtis Potterveld, Geoffrey A. Landis, Henry Spencer, KEN KON KOL, Christopher D. Carson
With the Shuttle due to be retired in 2010, what is next for manned spaceflight? Will we be reliant on Soviet-era Soyuz for ever more? Russia, EU, China, Japan, India, Iran, Richard Branson... Who is doing what and how well? Is spaceflight being globalized and is this a good thing?

** 2-087 Fri/Ven 11:00 1hr
P-524B Media
The Ethics of Dollhouse
Dan Kimmel, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, DD Barant
Is it okay to rent out your body as a meat puppet? What do the sellers and buyers owe you, if anything? Let’s talk about the increasingly complicated world of Joss Whedon’s latest creation.

2-130 Fri/Ven 12:30 1hr 30min
P-512BF Human Culture
Once Upon a Time, there was a Little Gender Variant Metaphor...
Wendy Gay Pearson, Rob Latham, Lila Garrott-Wejksnora
For a long time, science fiction and fantasy was a safe space for coded discussion of homosexuality. Now the closet doors are open, how can SF respond?

** 2-179 Fri/Ven 14:00 1hr 30min
P-512CG Human Culture
Food: Ancient, Modern, Future, Near and Far
Ana Cristina Campos Rodrigues, Cecilia Tan, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Jon Singer, Richard Foss
We can write worlds and cultures through food. Food can tell us about trade routes and taboos. Food service can tell us about economic and social units. Food can tell us about love.

* 2-184 Fri/Ven 14:00 1hr 30min
P-513D Littérature en français
La SF est-elle coloniale ou postcoloniale?
Aliette de Bodard, Amy J. Ransom, Jessica Langer, Jeanne-A Debats
La SF a longtemps été colonialiste tout en critiquant le colonialisme. De quel côté penche-t-elle aujourd’hui?
[Rough Internet translation: SF has long been colonialist while criticizing colonialism. Which way does it lean today?]

2-189 Fri/Ven 14:00 1hr 30min
P-518BC Science and Space/Science et espace
The Future of Gender
Cheryl Morgan, Jason Bourget, Jeanne Cavelos, Veronica Hollinger
From contraceptives to computers, is technology undermining traditional gender roles and if so where is this taking us?

2-195 Fri/Ven 14:00 1hr 30min
P-524A Fan
I Really Want to Talk About
Alter S. Reiss, Amy Thomson, Kevin Standlee, Mary Kay Kare, Sparks, Stephanie Ann Johanson
Mars Exploration. Gender. Running a SF Magazine. Really Bad Books. There Ought To Be a Hugo. Space, sex, publishing, really bad books, Hugo Award talk. Five topics, five speakers who Really Want to Talk About them, 10 minutes each.

2-233 Fri/Ven 15:30 1hr 30min
P-518BC Awards
International Awards Spotlight – Putting The “World” Back In “Worldcon”!
Julie E. Czerneda, Eric Gauthier, Emma Hawkes, Eric Picholle, Nir Yaniv, Brian Hades, Tamie Inoue, Jeanne-A Debats, Frédérick Durand
While the Hugos are the centrepiece of the Worldcon, and the Auroras of Canvention, there are many other awards given the world over for science fiction literature and media. Here are just a few: Aurealis (Australia) Chandler (Australia) Ditmar (Australia) Nora K. Hemming Award (Australia) Peter McNamara Achievement Award (Australia) Tin Duck Awards (Australia) William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism (Australia) Constellations (Canada) Prix Jacques-Brossard (Canada) Geffen (Israel) Seiun (Japan) Janusz A. Zajdel (Poland) We’ve invited some of these international award committees, who will be at Anticipation, to participate in a special event to spotlight their awards. Come and find out who is being recognized for their work in the SF field in other parts of the world – maybe you’ll discover a new author you’ve never heard of before!

** 2-237 Fri/Ven 15:30 1hr 30min
P-523B Academic
Anticipations in/of Science Fiction
Ana Oancea, Deanna Smid, Dominick Grace, Geza A.G. Reilly, John J Pierce
The Future at the End of the 19th Century Ana Oancea Columbia University // The Domestication of Anticipation John J. Pierce Independent Scholar // H. P. Lovecraft and the Anticipation of Cultural Anxiety in Speculative Fiction Geza A. G. Reilly University of Manitoba // Before Science Fiction: Seventeenth-century Negotiations between Fantastical Science and the Church in Fiction Deanna Smid McMaster University.

*** 2-304 Fri/Ven 19:00 1hr
P-511D Human Culture
Time TravellerTM & Skins
Skawennati Tricia Frangnito, Jason Lewis
“TimeTravellerTM” is a series of Machinima episodes about a Mohawk person living in 2121 using glasses to view historical events. This is being ‘filmed’ in second life and the first episode will be ready before the convention. There will be a screening of the episode followed by a talk and Q&A. The “Skins” project is a mod’ed game using the unreal tournament game engine. It is based on Iroquois legends and was put together with teenagers from the Iroquois. A video of the project and a virtual slice of the game will be presented.

2-309 Fri/Ven 19:00 1hr
P-513A Visual Arts/Arts visuels
White is Good, Curves are Great, but Seldom a Purple Face to Be Seen
Aliette de Bodard, Rani Graff, Patricia McCracken, Doselle Young
Despite the ubiquity of aliens in a range of pretty colours, SF and fantasy art still seems to be rather averse to the presentation of humans in their full spectrum. How much of this is the market? How much is it thoughtlessness? How much is it a fear of “exoticizing” and exploitation? How much is just old fashioned discrimination?

** 2-361 Fri/Ven 21:00 1hr
P-513B Creative Writing/Écriture et création
Vampire Rules--and How to Recognize Them Without a Mirror
Inanna Arthen, Jennifer Williams, Karen Dales, Victoria Janssen, John Joseph Adams
Are there vampire rules that writers MUST follow? Some experts and enthusiasts discuss vampires, including eastern vs western vampires.

* 2-363 Fri/Ven 21:00 1hr
P-513D Littérature en français
À bas l’hétéronormativité!
Candas Jane Dorsey, Esther Rochon, Natasha Beaulieu, Daniel Sernine
Quelle place la SF francophone donne-telle aux autres conceptions de la sexualité (individuelle ou collective)?
[Rough Internet translation: "What place does Francophone SF give to other conceptions of sexuality (individual or collective)?"]

3-019 Sat/Sam 10:00 6hr
Other Fan
Neil’s Photographer Photographs You
Kyle Cassidy
Neil Gaiman’s photographer wants you. “I’m Really Really Really interested in photographing science fiction fans for a gallery show.” Tell Kyle about your buttons or what fantasy and SF means to you. “I think that would be about the coolest thing I could imagine”, Kyle says. Setup near main escalators coming onto the 5th floor.

3-023 Sat/Sam 10:00 1hr
About Japanese Science Fiction Conventions
Tomoki Kodama, Hirohide Hirai, Tomonori Takeda, Hiroaki Inoue
There are two main types of Japanese science fiction conventions: “Toshi-gata” (a convention in a city), and “Resort-gata” (a convention at a resort). The Toshi-gata are similar to the conventions in Europe or North America. The Resort-gata, however, are unique to Japan. This year, the JAPAN Science Fiction Convention is a “Resortgata”. We will explain things about Resortgata and the new SF convention that will be held in 2010.

3-038 Sat/Sam 10:00 1hr
P-518A Literature in English
Archetypes Without Stereotypes
Ben Jeapes, Pat Rothfuss, Nalo Hopkinson, Doselle Young
Thanks to culture and convention, every reader carries a built-in cast of characters requiring little or no explanation. Is there a way to use this built-in knowledge without writing stereotypes or poorly-defined stock characters? What happens when readers don’t share those assumptions?

** 3-052 Sat/Sam 10:00 1hr
P-524C Littérature en français
Des Pyrénées à la Terre de Feu: la SF en espagnol et en portugais
Ana Cristina Campos Rodrigues, Thibaud Sallé, Jean-Pierre Laigle, Georges Bormand
De nombreux univers de la SF s’écrivent en espagnol ou en portugais, en Europe comme dans les Amériques. Venez en apprendre plus.
[Based on Internet translations, this is about SF written in Spanish and Portuguese, in Europe and the Americas.]

3-071 Sat/Sam 11:00 1hr
P-512BF Human Culture
Death, Illness and Disability in Fantasy and Science Fiction
Jay Lake, Joe Haldeman, John Kessel, Edmund R. Meskys, Pat Reynolds, Ellen Klages
Does the future really only belong to the physically perfect?

* 3-116 Sat/Sam 12:30 1hr 30min
P-511D Fan
Conrunners Share Their Wisdom
Betsy Lundsten, Nicholas Shectman, Vincent Docherty, Jill Eastlake
Our conventions are created by us, not by hired guns or consultants. Con running explained by con runners. Ten minute talks on creating interesting programming, creating a kickass event, hosting parties at cons, con running and feminism, and convention automation.

* 3-119 Sat/Sam 12:30 1hr 30min
P-512CG Human Culture
Inspiration, Homage or Appropriation?
Ada G. Palmer, Kij Johnson, Lev Grossman, Kaaron Warren
Using Earth-derived cultures in secondary fantasy worlds.

* 3-124 Sat/Sam 12:30 1hr 30min
P-513D Littérature en français
Le féminisme a-t-il gagné… au moins dans la SF?
Elisabeth Vonarburg, Yves Meynard, Michèle Laframboise, Jeanne-A Debats
Si le féminisme a si bien réussi, a-t-il encore un rôle à jouer dans une science-fiction novatrice aujourd’hui?
[Translation by pgdudda: "If feminism has been so successful, does it still have a role to play in innovative science-fiction today?"]

** 3-135 Sat/Sam 12:30 1hr 30min
P-523B Academic
On Élisabeth Vonarburg
Amy J. Ransom, Trisha Wooldridge, Anna L Bedford, RoseEllen Reith
Anticipation of Feminist Utopia in Vonarburg’s The Silent City and The Maerlande Chronicles Rose E. Reith Worcester State College // Anticipatory Illumination in Science-Fiction Sagas from Québec Amy J. Ransom Central Michigan University // Refugees and Reluctant Voyagers: An Eco-Feminist Analysis of the Work of Elisabeth Vonarburg Anna L. Bedford University of Maryland College Park

3-165 Sat/Sam 14:00 1hr 30min
P-511A Literature in English
Writing the Other and Other Assumptions
David Anthony Durham, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Kate Nepveu, Wendy Gay Pearson, Jamie Nesbitt Golden
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?

3-189 Sat/Sam 14:00 1hr 30min
P-523B Academic
Border Violations
Allan Weiss, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham
Talking (for, with) Dogs: Science Fiction Breaks a Species Barrier Joan Gordon Nassau Community College // Worlds Well Lost: Homosexuality in Science Fiction, 1950- 1980 Rob Latham University of California, Riverside // “We Will Be Different”: Singularity Fiction and the Subject as Other Veronica Hollinger Trent University

3-190 Sat/Sam 14:00 1hr 30min
P-524A Fan
Non North American Fandoms
Alon Ziv, Ana Cristina Campos Rodrigues, Carolina Gomez Lagerlof, Janice Gelb, Martin Hoare, Georges Bormand
Science Fiction is our common interest but how is SF celebrated in countries like Russia, Australia, Israel, Brazil, and Sweden?

3-217 Sat/Sam 15:30 1hr 30min
P-512CG Human Culture
Culture and Geography
Elaine Isaak, Frank Ludlow, Karleen Bradford, Renée Sieber, Sarah Micklem
The Annales school of history, and an awful lot of imperialists, thought culture and geography were inextricably intertwined. So do an awful lot of fantasy writers.

** 3-250 Sat/Sam 17:00 1hr 30min
P-512BF Human Culture
Aunts in Spaceships
Karen Haber, Sharon Lee, Debra Doyle, Ellen Klages
Why are there so few older female characters in SF?

3-251 Sat/Sam 17:00 1hr 30min
P-512CG Human Culture
Would it Really Help to Get Rid of those Nasty Rough Men?
John Kessel, Margaret McBride, Alma Alexander, Shirley Meier
The pros and cons of a single sexed world.

3-254 Sat/Sam 17:00 1hr 30min
P-513C Costume and Craft/Costumes et artisanat
Traditional Women’s Crafts and Fantasy
Cynthia Gonsalves, Emily Wagner
There’s always a woman who weaves beautifully, a goodwife who can dye like a dream, and maybe even a spinning wheel. But what are these crafts really like? What goes into them? How do you write them plausibly? How do you create the kind of society that supports these activiities. And how does gender fit into all of this?

3-265 Sat/Sam 17:00 1hr 30min
P-523B Academic
Altered States: Philip K Dick
Bruce Lindsley Rockwood, Eliza Baynes, Jason Bourget, Joan Gordon, Tanya A. Taylor
A Stranger in a Strange Lamb : Science Fiction, Geography and the Post-Pastoral Tanya A. Taylor York University // Political Anticipations in SF Alternative History Bruce Lindsley Rockwood Bloomsburg University // “It Looks Into Our Eyes and It Looks Out of Our Eyes”: Critiques of Corporate Masculinity in Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Jason Bourget Queen’s University // “Crossing the Line”: Gender and Difference in Blade Runner Eliza Baynes Independent Scholar

* 3-299 Sat/Sam 18:30 1hr 30min
P-513C Science and Space/Science et espace
Assistive Technology, or When is a Cyborg?
Bill Thomasson, Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., Tore A. Høie, Diane Kelly
Better, faster, stronger. Has it happened? In 2008, the International Olympic Committee was debating whether to bar a double-amputee sprinter because his artificial legs supposedly gave him an advantage. Our panelists will discuss current and near-future advances in assistive technology and speculate on how soon they may give “disabled” people capabilities beyond those of typically-abled individuals and may offer better senses to all of us.

4-043 Sun/Dim 10:00 1hr
P-516AB Literature in English
X, Why? Minorities in a Large Field or the Majority in our Own?
Alexander Jablokov, Henry Melton, Kathryn Cramer, Ellen Klages
Joanna Russ said in 1983: “But remember, one can’t get minority work into the canon by pretending it’s about the same things or uses the same techniques as majority work.” Does this mean we should think of feminist SF (or that written by gay or black people) as a separate field? How much should minority-advocacy SF speak to people who aren’t part of the minority?

4-096 Sun/Dim 11:00 1hr
P-522B Creative Writing/Écriture et création
Writing in a Culture Not Your Own
David D. Levine, Emma Hawkes, Joshua Palmatier, Kaaron Warren
How does a writer get into the head of a character from a different culture, race, planet, gender? How can writers include diversity in their writing without using stereotypes? Or should they not try at all?

** 4-097 Sun/Dim 11:00 1hr
P-523A Literature in English
Bookgroup: The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
Discussion of last year’s Hugo winner.

4-126 Sun/Dim 12:30 1hr 30min
P-511A Literature in English
Writing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Geographic Terms
Jenny Rae Rappaport, Kate Nepveu, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Phoebe Wray, Jamie Nesbitt Golden, Tobias Buckell
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?

4-141 Sun/Dim 12:30 1hr 30min
P-518A Literature in English
Lots of Planets have a North
Bob Sojka, Camille Alexa, Eric Choi, Jack William Bell, James Cambias
Too much SF depicts a planet-wide civilization as being one homogenous unit. We know how diverse human civilization is; shouldn’t alien worlds be the same?

4-179 Sun/Dim 14:00 1hr 30min
P-512BF Human Culture
SF and Fantasy and Human Reproductive Variants
Candas Jane Dorsey, Geoff Ryman, Karin Lowachee, Margaret McBride, Pat Cadigan
The current plan is a messy, dangerous gamble. What are we hoping for?

4-180 Sun/Dim 14:00 1hr 30min
P-512CG Human Culture
Which Histories Get Alternates?
Dawn Hewitt, Paul Kincaid, Mark Shainblum, S.M. Stirling
Not all turning points are created equal. No one seems to care that Mussolini invaded Abyssinia, or that the U.S. invaded Canada. Does anyone write histories in which the French beat the Prussians? Why do some histories “alternate” more than others?

4-198 Sun/Dim 14:00 1hr 30min
P-523B Academic
SF and the Visual
Marleen Barr, F. Brett Cox, Mariam Esseghaier, Lisa Macklem
I’ll Hold a Torch for Your Wood: Anticipating the Inevitable in Torchwood Lisa Macklem University of Western Ontario // “It’s Getting Hot In Here”: The Environment and “Place” in H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening Mariam Esseghaier Brock University // Closely Encountering “The Huxtable Effect”; Or President Obama and the Rescued Reality Based Community Were Brought To You By the Television Roots of Black Science Fiction Marleen Barr Fordham University

** 4-213 Sun/Dim 15:00 1hr
P-516E Teen Programming/Programmation pour ados
Chicks that Kick A** [Bilingual]
Amy Sisson, Heather Urbanski, Kathryn Sullivan, Sharon Lee
We know and love them: from Nancy Drew, to Buffy, to Kim Possible.

4-245 Sun/Dim 15:30 1hr 30min
P-523B Academic
The Work of Neil Gaiman
Bettina Grassmann, Christine Mains, Trisha Wooldridge, Tanya A. Taylor
Dreams of Destiny: Milton and Fate in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Bettina Grassmann Concordia University // Neil Gaiman’s A Game of You: A Game of Convention and Subversion Trisha J. Woolridge Broad Universe // Jack and Snow White in the College Classroom: Teaching Neil Gaiman’s Fairy Tales Christine Mains Mount Royal College

4-248 Sun/Dim 15:30 1hr
P-524C Media
Rainbow Futures
Catherynne Valente, Cecilia Tan, Graham Sleight, Jason Bourget, Lila Garrott- Wejksnora
How does media SF deal with gay and lesbian characters? Is the real world moving too fast for the genre? Can SF show us a future where sexual orientation isn’t a big deal?

4-263 Sun/Dim 16:30 1hr
P-513B Creative Writing/Écriture et création
Writing Gender Issues
Anne Harris, Jane Carnall, Jason Bourget, John Kessel, Joshua Palmatier, Lila Garrott-Wejksnora
How do writers approach gender and gender issues? What’s taboo? Can women write men and men write women without making a mess of it? How do you write a story that explores gender issues without hitting the reader over the head?

4-300 Sun/Dim 17:30 1hr
P-513B Creative Writing/Écriture et création
Getting It Right: Writing Women in Military SF and Fantasy
Cary A. Conder, Dawn Hewitt, Mike Shepherd Moscoe, Paul Chafe, Regina M. Franchi
What’s it like to be a woman in the military? A writer who writes about a woman in a future military talks to people who have been there and done that in the recent past. Bring your writing questions.

** 4-309 Sun/Dim 19:00 1hr
P-510C Kids Programming/Programmation pour enfants
Folk Tales
Josepha Sherman, Kari Sperring
Listen to some folk tales from around the world.

5-012 Mon/Lun 9:00 1hr
P-518A Literature in English
Postcolonial SF
Joan Gordon, Kat Feete, Steve Laflamme, S.M. Stirling, Gardner Dozois
Much of the verve of early SF came from its transposition in space of the colonial epic, and its echoes still shape modern SF. Has there ever been a postcolonial movement, or at least an undercurrent, in SF?

** 5-022 Mon/Lun 10:00 1hr
P-512BF Human Culture
A United Planet? You Gotta be Kidding
Paul Cornell, Tore A. Høie
We seem to be as far from any kind of cohesive planetary government, or even consensus, as ever. But maybe that’s the way it should be?

5-046 Mon/Lun 11:00 1hr
P-512BF Human Culture
Polyamory: Not Quite as Heinlein Described it
Candas Jane Dorsey, Farah Mendlesohn, Emmet O’Brien
One of our panelists once described poly as “always having someone to miss”. A livejournal poster described the moment of realizing she didn’t know which house needed the mustard; others talk of the wonders of Google calendars. Proposed: poly, properly done, is calm, quiet, and perhaps a little bit dull but an awful relief from the drama.

Anime & manga items:

1-070 Thu/Jeu 15:30 1hr 30min
P-524C Media
French Graphic Novels and Japanese Manga
Stefan Ingstrand, Jus de Pomme, Pascale Raud, Lila Garrott-Wejksnora
Does being a fan of one make it easier to get into the other? Is it simply a matter of translation, or are they stylistic connections as well? What will fans of one form especially enjoy from the other?

1-097 Thu/Jeu 17:00 1hr 30min
P-524C Media
Anime/Manga: Becoming Fan
Dr Dave, Jeanjac monde, Lila Garrott- Wejksnora
What’s the best way to become a fan of the Japanese comics/animation tradition? Is it easier for those who grew up in French?

1-122 Thu/Jeu 19:00 1hr
P-524B Media
Bending Reality: The Films of Satoshi Kon
Jessica Langer, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Margaret Ronald, René Walling
The creator of “Millennium Actress, ” “Tokyo Godfathers” and “Paprika” has carved out his own niche in anime. A look at Kon’s off-kilter world and what makes it unique.

1-134 Thu/Jeu 21:00 1hr
P-511BE Media
East Meets West
Chandra Rooney, Derwin Mak, Gord Sellar, June M. Madeley, Feòrag NicBhrìde, Lila Garrott-Wejksnora, Hiroaki Inoue
Western fandom for manga and anime continues to grow. Are we now seeing western examples influenced by the East? Are they any good or just copies?

2-113 Fri/Ven 12:00 1hr
P-510C Kids Programming/Programmation pour enfants
Manga for Kids [Bilingual]
Madeline Ashby, Michelle M. Sagara, Jus de Pomme
We’ll discuss Japanese comic books most kids 12 & under will enjoy.

2-239 Fri/Ven 15:30 1hr 30min
P-524C Media
SF in Animation and Anime
Ada G. Palmer, Madeline Ashby, Marc Schirmeister, Mark Irwin, Michaele Jordan, Josianne Morel, Alain Jetté
What’s essential viewing? What are the classics? Can animation and anime bring new enthusiasts into fandom?

2-251 Fri/Ven 16:00 1hr
P-516E Teen Programming/Programmation pour ados
Manga Madness [Bilingual]
Ada G. Palmer, Chandra Rooney, June M. Madeley, Tom Schaad, Feòrag NicBhrìde
What’s your favourite manga (for ages 11 – 18)? Is manga just Japanese comic books, or is it more?

2-303 Fri/Ven 19:00 1hr
P-511CF Media
Studio Ghibli and Fantasy
Jenny Rae Rappaport, Jessica Langer, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Josianne Morel
Why was “Howl’s Moving Castle” a success and “Earthsea” such a failure as an adaptation? Do certain works lend themselves to anime? Did something get lost in the translation?

2-334 Fri/Ven 20:00 1hr
P-511A Media
Anime and Doomed Versailles
Derwin Mak, Phillip Nanson, Kell Brown, Brianna Spacekat Wu
How has European history been depicted in anime? Why are European settings so intriguing to Asian storytellers? Do the resulting works tell us more about Europe or about Asia?

** 2-365 Fri/Ven 21:00 1hr
P-516E Teen Programming/Programmation pour ados
Shojo Anime
Alice Bentley, Derwin Mak, June M. Madeley, Lila Garrott-Wejksnora
Why is there anime for girls? What makes something “shojo”? What is some of the best shojo out there?

3-163 Sat/Sam 14:00 1hr
P-510C Kids Programming/Programmation pour enfants
Studio Ghibli [Bilingual]
Jeanjac monde, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Lindsay Barbieri, Feòrag NicBhrìde, Stephen Saffel
We discuss Totoro, Porco Rosso, Nausicaa, and other anime films of Miyazaki.

4-149 Sun/Dim 12:30 1hr 30min
P-524B Media
The Best SF Manga
Chandra Rooney, June M. Madeley, Jus de Pomme, Jean-Luc Demers
Whether you’re a fan or a newbie, the boom of interest in the manga may seem overwhelming. What are the landmarks that are essential reading? What’s new and worth checking out?

4-201 Sun/Dim 14:00 1hr
P-524C Media
The Tezuka Legacy
Dr Dave, Mark Irwin, Michael Citrome, Josef Steiff
Dr. Osama Tezuka was one of the giants of manga and anime, giving us “Astroboy” and “Kimba the White Lion.” How has he influenced Japanese and American animation? What are his other essential works that we ought to be seeing?

4-249 Sun/Dim 16:00 1hr 30min
D-2806 Teen Programming/Programmation pour ados
Teen Anime Fan club
Lucien Soulban, Cats_luna, Jean-Luc Demers
Discuss your fave anime: Bleach, Deathnote, FMA, & more.

4-294 Sun/Dim 17:00 1hr
P-524C Media
Anime/Manga: Community and Fandom
Ada G. Palmer, Alice Bentley, Alain Ducharme, June M. Madeley, Tom Stidman, Kell Brown
In North America, science-fiction fandom led to communities and conventions. How do anime and manga fans share their common yet distinct set of cultural references?

** 4-346 Sun/Dim 20:00 1hr
P-518A The Light Programme/Les divertissements
Anime Trivia Contest
Ada G. Palmer, Lauren Schiller
Who’s the biggest otaku at Worldcon? Find out in this competition that includes questions on Japanese culture and wacky Japanese news items.

5-089 Mon/Lun 12:30 1hr 30min
P-522B Science and Space/Science et espace
Mr. Miyazaki’s Wonderful Flying Machines.
Dr Dave
This is an Anime/history of aeronautics fusion. A trip through the skies of Miyazakiland to view the many fabulous flying machines that appear in the films of Studio Ghibli, and to visit the real historical aircraft that could have inspired them.

Crossposted to anticipation_09.

The Panels Americans Don't See

Of course, there are a few more panels in French dealing with some of those topics...

Jean-Louis Trudel

Re: The Panels Americans Don't See

I'm very sorry, I knew I forgot to mention something! I'd meant to put in a note about how I didn't speak French and so was only working off English descriptions. If you can point to the relevant panels I'd be very very grateful. (One which is apparently bilingual, not that the con book indicates that at all, has already been added.)

Re: The Panels Americans Don't See

I've noted one on your friend's blog, i.e. "A bas l'hétéronormativité". There is also a panel in French on colonialism and post-colonialism. And a panel about feminism within SF (and without). When I have more time, I may be able to provide you with a fuller list, but I'm still very busy with work on interpretation, translation, etc.

Which is why I'm very interested in knowing to which apparently bilingual panel you are referring to?

Jean-Louis Trudel

Re: The Panels Americans Don't See

That was a crossed wire, actually; it appears that the translation is only for the English-only speakers on French panels, and the panels I was thinking of aren't fully bilingual. (I actually think you have e-mail about this, sent by a committee member before I got an LJ comment explaining.)

Thanks to putting basically everything through web translators =>, I believe I found all of those plus one on Spanish & Portuguese-language SF in Europe & the Americas. So I think that I'm set for now.

Thanks for responding and for reminding me that I was being exclusionarily Anglophone, and best wishes on all your work.