Yvonne Carts-Powell

Boskone! (and other appearances)

In book news! on February 8, 2009 at 5:56 pm

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.

  1. Looking forward to seeing you in the bar on Saturday. If it’s just the two of us, we can always workshop the next great story idea, though honestly, after reading about the publication of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, I fail to see how I can top that.

  2. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

    I know! Why didn’t we think of something like that? Hm… maybe “Dracula” would be improved by the addition of kittens?

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