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I'll shortly be on my way to MidAmeriCon II/the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. If you're attending, I hope you'll say hello!

Below is my schedule. I'm delighted and privileged to be on panels with some stellar folks in the SF community. Each event title links to its official description and list of participants.

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Thursday, August 18
2pm: "His Fordship in the Capitol and Big Brother in the Districts: How The Hunger Games' World of Tomorrow Builds on SF's Classic Past"
This is my stand-alone academic presentation, which is part of the Campbell Conference/Academic Track.

Friday, August 19
11am: "Queer Star Wars"
This panel is part of the 40th Anniversary Star Wars Day programming.

Saturday, August 20
10am: "Alienation and Science Fiction"
I am the moderator of this panel.

12pm: "Inspiring the Creativity"
I am the moderator of this panel.

2pm: "Magazine Group Reading: Escape Artists, Inc."

8pm: The Hugo Awards
I am honored to be the official representative of Hugo nominee Tales to Terrify at this year's ceremony.

Sunday, August 21
12pm: "Criticism in Speculative Fiction"


I plan to post updates and photos on my Twitter feed.

Catch you on the flip side!

Date: 2016-08-13 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whswhs.livejournal.com
I hope you'll have a chance to look in at the Prometheus Awards. . . .

Date: 2016-08-13 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
I'd love to, but according to the announcement email I just received from the LFS, it's apparently scheduled during one of my panels. If I could be two places at once, I'd be there!
Edited Date: 2016-08-13 11:19 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-13 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
PS. FYI, I recently tried to spread the word a bit via LL.
Edited Date: 2016-08-13 12:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-15 06:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whswhs.livejournal.com
Thank you! Having attendance at those probably helps keep them on the Worldcon schedule year to year.

Date: 2016-08-13 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gilda-elise.livejournal.com
Sounds like a whole lot of fun. Enjoy yourself!

Date: 2016-08-13 11:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! :)
Edited Date: 2016-08-15 10:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-14 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aota.livejournal.com
Will try to get to one of your panels.

Date: 2016-08-14 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Thanks so much. It would be terrific to see you!

Date: 2016-08-14 12:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sittingduck1313.livejournal.com
Here are a couple of Cracked articles which may be of interest. The first proposes that the reason Barty Crouch Jr. looks so much like the Tenth Doctor is not because they're portrayed by the same actor, but because he actually is the Tenth Doctor. The second one speculates on the connections between Lord of the Rings and the Disney version of Snow White.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/a-missing-episode-dr.-who-actually-harry-potter-film/

http://www.cracked.com/blog/snow-white-lord-rings-share-same-universe/

Date: 2016-08-14 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Many thanks! Great stuff here.

Date: 2016-08-15 01:39 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] reynardine.livejournal.com
Will try to make it to one of your panels. There's so much going on, it's making me dizzy!

Date: 2016-08-15 10:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! It would love lovely to say hi in person!

I know what you mean about the schedule. I wish I could be three or four places at once! So much goodness!

I *LOVE* your icon. :)
Edited Date: 2016-08-15 10:08 am (UTC)

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