WisCon schedule

May 25, 2010 at 6:47 am (Appearances, Cons)

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.


  1. Juniper said,

    Hm. I should probably go to that writers group thingy. If only to learn how other groups do it, since I’ve only ever been in one. 🙂

    • mlronald said,

      I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to contribute beyond “this worked for us, these are the challenges we’ve had” but I’m curious to see how others have dealt with similar problems.

  2. Diane Pekarcik said,

    Just finished reading Spiral Hunt and Wild Hunt back-to-back, and I loved them! They’re two of the very best UF books I’ve read in the past year or so. Now I’m hoping that the third in the series will see print soon so I can find out what Evie & Co. are up to next, and what’s going to happen with that scar, not to mention with Nate and Katie. Hope you’ll soon be busy with the fourth book! ;-D

    • mlronald said,

      I’m so glad you liked them! As far as I know, the third book will see print in January of next year. (And as for that scar…hmm, what’s the emoticon for “evil writer grin”?) Beyond that, I’m not sure just yet — there’s a mountain of research that needs doing for that, plus an awful lot of caffeine.

  3. 2.0 said,

    Will you be back in time Monday to watch me?

    • mlronald said,

      Oh yeah. Wouldn’t miss that for the world.

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