Going to Boskone? Come have a beer with me on Saturday, 5 pm. Or come write multiple stories with me in a 50-minute-long workshop.
My preliminary schedule is:
- Friday 6pm Science on TV: Good or Evil?
Is science on the tube portrayed as being a source of salvation or satanic destruction. Looking at the treatment of science on TV (Eureka, Heroes, Dr. Who, Fringe, Primeval, Stargate and what it says about the networks’ (and public) attitudes towards science in this modern age. With: Greg Bear, John Farrell, Daniel Kimmel, and Jim Mann, Yvonne Carts-Powell, moderated by Anthony R. Lewis.
- Saturday 10am Autographing the Science of Heroes (but I’m not sure where, yet). Yvonne Carts-Powell
- Saturday 2:30pm Reading from the Science of Heroes Yvonne Carts-Powell
- Saturday 5pm Literary Beer! Yvonne Carts-Powell
You know, for a professional writer, I don’t hang out in bars nearly as much as the movies of my youth led me to expect. And when I do, I’m more often singing or folkdancing than chatting (we haven’t been banned from many pubs, honest!). As long as nobody shows up with tavern pipes and a fiddle, we should have a physically sedate but mentally lively chat. (Patricia Bray is also scheduled to be in the bar, so if science pales, we can always talk up monks and magic.)
- Sunday 10am Cool Britannia: Why We Love British TV SF
Dr. Who. Primeval. Torchwood. Etc. Just what *is* it about British SF on TV? With Patricia Bray (again!), Vince Docherty, Jim Mann (again!), and Jennifer Pelland. I (Yvonne Carts-Powell) am moderating. (Warning: I start and end panels on time.)
- Sunday 11am Superheroes
Are there any superpowers left that we haven’t seen? That we’d rather not see? Participants will explore these themes, and more. With Michael A. Burstein, Matthew Jarpe, Alisa Kwitney Sheckley. Yvonne Carts-Powell. Moderated by Daniel P. Dern.
- Sunday 2pm Write a Story Now
There’s no time to agonize over word choice (or anything else!) when you are writing flashfiction. Bring your netbooks or pen and paper and enjoy a low-risk writing workshop. Yvonne Carts-Powell
In other news, I’m confirmed as a guest at ConBust March 27-29, Smith College, Northampton, MA.