As mentioned previously, I’ll be at Dysprosium, AKA Eastercon 66, from Friday morning to Sunday evening.
My schedule is as such:
Friday, 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm: The Ultimate Urban Fantasy Panel
Something nasty in your neighbourhood? Everybody wants to go to the big cities, so why not the supernatural?
with Charles Stross, Mike Carey, CE Murphy, and Alice Lawson as Moderator.
Saturday, 10 – 11:15 am: Kaffeklatsch
“Armstrong,” my information says. I’m not sure if that’s a location or if I’m kaffeklatsching with someone named Armstrong. :)
Sunday, 4:15 – 5:15 pm: Putting the Fantasy into History or History into Fantasy?
In historical fantasy, how far can you go in portraying real people and events without diverting from the established timeline and falling into alternative history? How far do you have to research your background looking for gaps in which to insert your story? Can you still get away with magic or superscience in some form? All these questions answered and more!
with Jacey Bedford, Raven Dane, CE Murphy, & Kari Sperring (mod).
I have been assigned the task of hugging, or being hugged by, two people (one of whom doesn’t know me and may be somewhat taken aback by this intimacy), but aside from that, I’m surprisingly unscheduled. Normally I’m highly organized and have all my meals sorted and all of that, but I guess I’m playing it by ear this time.
*Probably* Twitter will be the best way to get hold of me over the weekend. If the hotel’s wifi is not up to snuff, though, I guess if you want to find me you should either have my phone number or check the bar. :)
(x-posted from The Essential Kit)