Happy summer, everyone! (Or happy winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere.) This is simply a quick post to say that I will be at virtual Readercon on August 13-15th and will part of programming for the first time! Here’s my schedule:
The Emotions of Dystopia – Sunday, August 15th at 10 am EST
- With Scott Edelman, Aliza Greenblatt, Bracken MacLeod, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Holly Lyn Walrath
- Panel Description: Dull and even miserable affect and emotion have been hallmarks of the dystopia genre since 1984 and Brave New World, with joy depicted as fleeting and pleasure considered hollow or fake. But in the real world, emotional responses to hardship vary from person to person and from culture to culture. Panelists will probe and challenge the cultural and aesthetic basis for the supposed authenticity of unmitigated bleakness in dystopia and consider other emotional tones that dystopian stories might explore.
Author Reading – Sunday, August 15th at 2:30 pm EST
- Prerecorded, but where I read the entirety of The Family in the Adit recently published in Nightmare Magazine.
Hope to see you there if you’re planning on attending the convention, either at the panels or on the Discord server!