It’s almost Capclave time! Jim and I really enjoy attending this Washington DC-area con, and since we’ve missed the last two, we’re especially looking forward to this one. It’s taking place on the weekend of October 9-11 at the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg; the guests of honor are Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black and Genevieve Valentine.
I’ve got a really nice schedule of panels and a reading on Friday evening. If you’re going to be attending, or even just in the area, be sure to come by and say hello!
Here’s my schedule:
6 pm – Frederick
Reading (Not quite sure what I’m going to read yet — any suggestions?)
2 pm – Bethesda
Smart Women Foolish Television
Panelists: Barbara Krasnoff, Sherin Nicole (M), Janine Spendlove, Genevieve Valentine, Jean Marie Ward, Fran Wilde
We all have those shows we watch and love and maybe love to pick on because they are our guilty pleasures. We revel in their cliches and inconsistent writing and leaps of logic. Or in their bizarre yet internally consistent alternate realities (even if they’re supposed to be based in the real world). Ahistorical historical shows and why we love their anachronisms.
6 pm – Bethesda
The Suck Fairy and Feet of Clay
Panelists: Barbara Krasnoff (M), Natalie Luhrs, James Maxey, Sunny Moraine
What do you do when you reread your beloved childhood classics and find they have been visited by the suck fairy and are now sexist, racist, etc? What do you do when you find out that that author that got you through junior high turns out to have giant size 30 clod-hopping feet of clay or was actually kind of evil? How do we deal with problematic works and authors?
11 am – Frederick
Writing on the Job
Panelists: Carolyn Ives Gilman, Barbara Krasnoff, Sarah Pinsker, Genevieve Valentine
Is it better for a writer to have a non-writing job to save his/her writing energies for fiction or to use writing skills to make a nonfiction living on the idea that any writing improves fiction writing? And when should you quit your day job? Hear writers discuss the relationship between their day job and their writing