I’ll be at WisCon this weekend, though this year I’m not doing nearly as much (partly because I’ve had this weird reluctance to be visible lately — as you can tell by how little I’ve been blogging — and partly because I just plain forgot to sign up for a lot of the panels). However, this leaves me more time to wander the con, get caught in conversation, and pretty much slack off most of the weekend. Yay!
For what it’s worth, here’s my schedule:
Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Writer’s Workshop.
Closed crit session, from which we’ll all emerge somewhat bruised but triumphant.
Friday, 1:00-3:45 PM: The Gathering – Tarot Reading. Capitol/Wisconsin Ballroom.
Short tarot readings for fun. Last year, this went pretty well — let’s see if I can continue to make sense of that wicked pack of cards this year.
Saturday, 4:00-5:15 PM: 6 Feet Long With Spikes: What Makes a Good Writer’s Group? Conference 4.
Panelists: Jennifer Pelland (m), Ada Milenkovic Brown, Rachel Virginia Swirsky, Karin Lowachee, Derek Molata
Do deadlines help? What about rules? What do you do about the clueless or really bad writer in your group? How can an only POC or woman keep from being “the spokesperson”? What do you do when members don’t realize or won’t admit how sexist or racist they are?
And that’s about it. I’ll be arriving insanely late Thursday night and leaving insanely early Monday morning, so come Sunday I might just decide to skip sleep entirely.