I’ve just returned from Launch Pad, which was fantastic and I hope to have a write up about it soon. But in the meantime, here’s my schedule for WorldCon!
Liking problematic things
When: 15 Aug 2019, Thursday 12:00 – 12:50, Liffey Hall-2 (CCD)
Description: What happens when you find out that something you really love is sexist, racist, homophobic, ableist, or similarly problematic – or that a performer, director, or producer whose work you liked a lot is not who you thought they were? Can you still enjoy problematic creations? How do you reconcile your enjoyment with your values? Our panellists have felt your pain and have some tips to share.
Panelists: Leo Adams, A. T. Greenblatt, Sam Hawke, Sarah Gulde (M) \
Autographs: Friday at 16:00
16 Aug 2019, Friday 16:00 – 16:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)
Participants: Alex Acks, Regina Kanyu Wang, A.J. Hackwith, Dr. Mary Watson, Jo Zebedee, A. T. Greenblatt
Kaffeeklatsch: A. T. Greenblatt
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 14:00 – 14:50, Level 3 Foyer (KK/LB) (CCD)
Using science in fantasy writing
When: 18 Aug 2019, Sunday 16:00 – 16:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)
Description: When do you use science in fantasy? Whether you are dealing with medical problems, outbreaks of disease, or aspects of technology, how can these be integrated with fantasy – and what makes it different from SF?
Panelists: Ginjer Buchanan (Penguin Random House), Joe Abercrombie, A. T. Greenblatt , Peter Adrian Behravesh (PodCastle), Jo Walton (M)
I’ve never had a Kaffeeklatsch before, so that should be fun. If you’re going to be in Dublin, feel free to come and say hello!