My Worldcon schedule

With the exception of Squid, everyone I know has put up their Anticipation schedules up, already. So I guess that means it’s my turn:

When: Fri 10:00
Location: P-524C
Title: How to get what you want out of a local workshop
Session ID: 763
All Participants: Alexander Jablokov, Madeline Ashby, Steven Popkes,
Eileen Gunn
Moderator: Alexander Jablokov
Description: Verterans of local workshops talk about what to look for
in a local group. Should it be a critique group? A creative group? Can
you be friends and hang out together?
Duration: 1:00 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Creative Writing

When: Fri 12:00
Location: P-510C
Title: Manga for Kids
Session ID: 291
All Participants: Madeline Ashby, Michelle M. Sagara, Jus de Pomme
Moderator: Me
Description: We’ll discuss Japanese comic books most kids 12 & under
will enjoy.
Duration: 1:00 hrs:min
Language: Bilingual
Track: Kids Programming

When: Fri 15:30
Location: P-524C
Title: SF in Animation and Anime
Session ID: 173
All Participants: Ada G. Palmer, Madeline Ashby, Marc Schirmeister,
Mark Irwin, Michaele Jordan, Josianne Morel, Alain Jetté
Moderator: Me
Description: What’s essential viewing? What are the classics? Can
animation and anime bring new enthusiasts into fandom?
Duration: 1:30 hrs:min
Language: English

When: Fri 21:00
Location: P-511A
Title: Cecil Street Irregulars; A Canadian Writers’ Group
Session ID: 761
All Participants: Cory Doctorow, Douglas Smith, Karl Schroeder,
Madeline Ashby, Michael Skeet, David Nickle, Jill Snider Lum, Sara
Simmons (and Allan Weiss, and Peter Watts, and anyone else I feel like bringing onstage)
Moderator: Me
Description: The Cecil Street Irregulars writers’ workshop is not its
official name; it does not meet irregularly, nor does it meet on or
anywhere near Cecil Street. It is, however, one of the longest-lived
of current writers groups. Collectively the current and former members
have published numerous novels, short stories, plays and poems; all
continue to insist (at least publicly) that they look forward to the
regular experience of having their work sand-blasted by their
Duration: 1:00 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Creative Writing

When: Sun 17:00
Location: P-510C
Title: Avatar Fan Club for Kids
Session ID: 321
All Participants: Cynthia Huckle, Madeline Ashby, Nora K. Jemisin,
Sharon Lee
Moderator: Cynthia Huckle
Description: This American-made anime from Nickelodeon was a big hit.
Why? What’s in store for the future? And what kind of bender would you
like to be?
Duration: 1:00 hrs:min
Language: English
Track: Kids Programming

I’m excited. I also had no idea until this moment how many panels I would be moderating. Or that one of them would be bilingual. Luckily I do in fact speak some French. Not a lot, just a little. Enough to read from a prepared statement about how lacklustre my French is, and ask for assistance from the audience. Perhaps I should just start rambling in Japanese and confuse everyone equally. In any case, please do say hello. If you don’t see me right away try glancing downward; I’m very short.

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