Worldcon Schedule
If you have been following the Worldcon fallout, you might have seen that I resigned from programming to protest the severe and systemic issues with programming for the Worldcon. Mary Robinette Kowal and her team stepped in to fix the programming, and after some conversations with Mary and other people involved in the effort, I agreed to come back to the updated programming. I am grateful to everybody involved in fixing the program, and hope that Worldcon will go well.

If you are coming to Worldcon, please come say hi! It's often hard to connect people RL to internet presentations, so if we've never met face-to-face, please mention that you're a Patron :) :) I will have two readings, one shared with Bogi (on Friday) and one as a part of Beneath Ceaseless Skies group reading, so please come if you can - I will be reading different pieces in each.


My final schedule is as follows:

The Culinary Speculative: Food In Fiction

17 Aug 2018, Friday 12:00 - 13:00, 210C (San Jose Convention Center)
Food is crucial to identity, and also intersects heavily with class, gender, and power. How does speculative fiction engage with these intersections? How do we use food as a lens to examine cultural narratives, or even to move beyond dominant Western narratives--for instance, who gets to decide what's a delicacy and what's disgusting? Whose appetites are catered to, and whose are labeled monstrous?
Nibedita Sen (M), James Cambias, Kat Tanaka Okopnik, Rose Lemberg, Héctor González

Reading: Rose Lemberg and Bogi Takács

Format: Readings
17 Aug 2018, Friday 18:00 - 18:30, 211A (San Jose Convention Center)
Rose Lemberg, Bogi Takács

Transgressing Borders
18 Aug 2018, Saturday 12:00 - 13:00, 210C (San Jose Convention Center)


As political battles are fought over porous borders between nations, genders, races, and ethnicities, speculative fiction has begun to foster stories and voices that slip back and forth across those artificial divides or exist in what philosopher Gloria Anzaldúa termed nepantla—a liminal in-between space where new identities are forged and thrived. Panelists will discuss authors, illustrators, and works that exist in and explore these vibrant borderlands.
David Bowles (M), Gerardo Horacio Porcayo, Rose Lemberg

Reading: Hugo Finalist Beneath Ceaseless Skies

19 Aug 2018, Sunday 10:00 - 11:00, 211A (San Jose Convention Center)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies is one of the finalists for the Hugo for semi-prozine. Come hear some of the voices of BCS read.
Scott H. Andrews (M), Adam-Troy Castro, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Benjamin C. Kinney, Rose Lemberg, Caroline M. Yoachim