Lunacon – this weekend!

I'll be attending Lunacon this weekend, which is taking place at the Hilton Rye Town in Rye Brook, NY — and am very much looking forward to it. I'll be doing a reading there, along with two panels, so if you plan to be there, come on by and say hello.

Here's my schedule, along with descriptions of the panels:

Friday

8 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Turning the Villain into the Hero (Westchester Ballroom A1)
Turning the villain into the hero – or at least the main character – is a common modern trope, from Wicked to Hook. Why does this have such appeal to modern audiences? Recently works from SJ Tucker and Seanan McGuire have done the opposite – turned heroines like Wendy into darker figures. Would that work with male heroes as well, or is it the passivity of classic female characters that makes their empowerment appealing even when it comes at a moral price? 

Saturday

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Reading (Bartell)
Right now, I'm planning to read the story that has just come out in the anthology Fat Girl in a Strange Land, called "Marilee and the S.O.B." That could change, though, depending on my mood (and that of the audience!)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Dr. When (Elijah Budd)
How has Dr. Who changed with the times it was filmed in? Does every generation get the Doctor it deserves? 

Sounds like a lot of fun — hope to see you there!
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