Hey gang! I’ll be at BayCon this weekend in (hopefully) sunny San Mateo, just down the peninsula from me! If you happen to be there, come by and say hi! No readings this time out, but this time I’m trying something new — Moderating! [This will either be a fantastic experience or it will end in tears, depending on how out of control they get, heh.]
Here’s my panel schedule:
Friday (5/25) at 1:30pm, Room Connect 3: The Next Generations of Science Fiction and Fantasy in Music. Description: What music have we heard in the recent past — from the 90s to today — that infuses the ideas of science fiction and fantasy? I’ll be moderating this one, of course! This was inspired by a panel I’d gone to at Readercon some years ago that did the same thing, though it focused mostly on the 60s-70s prog, psych and folk rock scenes. If I can pull it off, we may actually play some tunes!
Saturday (5/26) at 1:00pm, Room Synergy 4: The Elder As Mentor in the Star Wars Universe. Description: While the Star Wars universe often has the young maverick saving the day, it’s often thanks to their elders who helped pave the way and made them who they are. I’m moderating this one as well! This was actually A’s idea but neither of us could resist it. This one should be a lot of fun.
Sunday (5/27) at 11:30am, Room Synergy 5: Can You Go Home Again? Description: A good many authors these days are returning to the worlds of their successes in years past. Some critics and readers sneer. But why shouldn’t writers expand a beloved concept, if they have something new to say about it? I won’t be moderating, and I believe I’m the youngest/newest writer on the panel, but I’ll of course comment on how much I loved working on the trilogy and how I’m itching to return to it.
Here’s the con’s link right here if you’re curious and want more info.
Hope to see you there!
NOTE: As I’ll be at the Con on Friday, there may or may not be a blog entry then. Perhaps a fly-by if I have the time!