Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MarsCON Schedule

If you happen to decide to go to MarsCON this weekend, here is my schedule:

Gender Limitations in SF/F

Re(a)d Mars/Taylor (2nd Floor)— Friday 06:00 pm

Discuss how strong female characters are frequently portrayed as abandoning most, if not all, things feminine. Also, male characters who take on what are considered traditionally female roles are being portrayed as emasculated. Can a powerful female character be warm and nurturing and can a house husband be more than a punch line?
With: W. Scott Patterson, mod.; Rachel Gold, Lyda Kimberly Long-Ewing, Lyda Morehouse, Kathryn Sullivan


Writing Comedy in Speculative Fiction

Re(a)d Mars/Taylor (2nd Floor)— Friday 09:00 pm

How can one blend comedy and speculative fiction to their mutual advantage? Do you have personal faves among those who do the blending?
With: Roy C. Booth, mod.; P M F Johnson, Lyda Morehouse


The Future of Fandom

Re(a)d Mars/Taylor (2nd Floor)— Friday 10:00 pm

Paul Valery wrote, “The future isn’t what it used to be.” What did SF fandom used to be, how has it changed, and how will it change? Will it thrive into the future?

With: Rick Gellman, mod.; Lyda Morehouse, Michael Lee


Female Fandom in Comics

Krushenko’s (13th Floor)— Saturday 02:00 pm

Women are becoming more involved with the comics industry, and this has brought female readers and comics to the forefront. However, we are still seeing sexism despite these facts. In some cases, misogyny has increased. How do readers face these situations and what can be done to rectify these problems?
With: W. Scott Patterson, mod.; Cynthia Booth, Christopher Jones, Rebecca Marjesdatter, Lyda Morehouse


How to Write a Good Fight Scene

Re(a)d Mars/Taylor (2nd Floor)— Saturday 03:00 pm

Writers trained in various fighting techniques offer tips on how to make a fight feel like it really happened.
With: Sarah Clemens, mod., S.N. Arly; Doug Hulick, P M F Johnson, Lyda Morehouse


Clone Rights, and Those of Other Genetically Engineered People

Re(a)d Mars/Taylor (2nd Floor)— Saturday 09:00 pm

Would current law allow the genetically engineered to be enslaved or discriminated against? Why is there such a gap between the way much of science fiction treats such people and how they would have to be treated in reality.
With: G. David Nordley, mod.; , Prof Tom Gardner, Naomi Kritzer, Kimberly Long-Ewing, Lyda Morehouse


Good Blog/Bad Blog: Modern Technology and Artists

Krushenko’s (13th Floor)— Sunday 10:00 am

What modern technology is available for artists (for self promotion, research, networking, other reasons)? Online research, boon or bane? What purpose can a blog serve? What things can go wrong? Discussion boards—good, bad, or dependent on how they’re used? Facebook? G+? Twitter? How can these be useful? When do they become a hindrance?
With: S.N. Arly, mod.; Haddayr Copley-Woods, Naomi Kritzer, Lyda Morehouse



1 comment:

Eleanor said...

I plan to be there Saturday.