My schedule for the upcoming Philcon: Come say hi!

The weekend of November 8-10 is Philcon, and Jim and I will be going — and participating. It is my first time attending this particular convention, and I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be on six different panels, all sounding very interesting. (And no, I am definitely not responsible for the description of the “Wearing Purple” panel.)  If you’re attending as well, come over and say hello.

Here’s my schedule:

Sat 11:00 AM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
HANDS FREE BECOMES HANDS OFF
[Panelists: Rock Robertson (mod), Barbara Krasnoff, Robert C Roman]
Wireless is one thing, Kinnect is another. The Leap Motion technology is turning up in laptops now. Are we headed to a Harry Potter-esque world of conjure motions

Sat 3:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
“MUNDANE” SCIENCE FICTION 
[Panelists: Gregory Frost (mod), Barbara Krasnoff, Allen Steele, Margaret Riley, Steve Miller]
Science fiction can be set in the future without all of the impossible tropes, such as time travel, faster than light travel, psi powers and galactic empires.  What are some examples, and what goes into creating it

Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
REMEMBERING THE GOOD PARTS 
[Panelists: Victoria Janssen (mod), Barbara Krasnoff, Robert C Roman, Brenda W. Clough]
Why do parts of favored books stay with us for years while we quickly forget other parts?  What happens then when we go back and re-read the book

Sun 10:00 AM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)
WEARING PURPLE: FEMALE WRITERS OF A CERTAIN AGE 
[Panelists: Oz Drummond (mod), Brenda W. Clough, Barbara Krasnoff, Dina Leacock, Christie Meierz]
A look at the process of aging as a Female Speculative Fiction author. Is it a concern? At what point do you cough when mentioning the date of your first sale? Do you find writing love scenes after menopause a bit dull? Or does it help liven things up

Sun 1:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)
RUDE ASTRONAUTS AND JUNKIE COSMONAUTS 
[Panelists: Ian Randal Strock (mod), Allen Steele, Barbara Krasnoff, Tom Purdom, Walter F. Cuirle]
One day, space travel will transition from a highly professional occupation to a blue collar job. How does writing about space change when, instead of brave explorers and scientists, your heroes are just “Regular Joe’s”

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