Nayad Monroe (nayad) wrote,
Nayad Monroe

You may not stalk me at Wiscon, but you may greet me

Here's what I think I'll probably be doing there:

(Where two things I want to do are listed for one time slot, I will - amazingly! - be spontaneous about choosing. This option is not available to me much these days!)

Friday, 2:00-5:30 p.m.

2 Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Sniffing
The Gathering•Wis/Cap• Friday, 2:00-5:30 p.m.
Come and sniff the wonders from the Black Alchemy Lab!
Cynthia Gonsalves

13 Rubber Stamping & Papercraft
The Gathering•Wis/Cap• Friday, 2:00-5:30 p.m.
Rubber stamps, markers, paper, glitter-glue, scissors, and more - a chance to be creative. Create items like cards, mini-books, and bookmarks; decorate your name badge; or just have funny getting crafty and messy.
Carrie L Ferguson

*14 Show Us Your Tats! *
The Gathering•Wis/Cap• Friday, 2:00-5:30 p.m.
4:00 to 5:00 PM WisCon members sport some groovy tattoos. Show 'em to us and we'll vote as an audience. The feminist twist: part of the judging is based upon your explanation of your body art and what it means to you. Points for uniqueness. If enough of us participate, we'll have multiple categories.
M: Cat Hanna

15 Tarot Card Reading
The Gathering•Wis/Cap• Friday, 2:00-5:30 p.m.
Short tarot card readings for fun and entertainment.
M: Leah Rose Cutter, Suzy McKee Charnas, Magenta Griffith

Friday, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

*23 First WisCon Dinner*
Events•Wis/Cap• Friday, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Is this your first WisCon? Or are you a long-time WisCon attendee? Either way, you are invited to meet up as a group right after the Gathering outside the doors of the Wisconsin ballroom. After meeting, we'll all head over to a local restaurant. You will be responsible for the price of your meal and for providing the sparkling wit during the meal. For those of you coming to WisCon for the first time, this is a great way to meet and get to know others that share your passion for feminist science fiction and fantasy. And if this isn't your first WisCon, please join us as well—it's a great way to meet even more new friends and besides, the first-timers will be looking to you for advice!

Friday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

24 Opening Ceremonies
Events•Wis/Cap• Friday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.


Saturday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.

57 Women Authors You Probably Never Heard Of (But Should Read!): The Karen Axness Memorial Panel
Reading, Viewing, and Critiquing SF&F•Conference Room 4• Saturday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
M: David Lenander, Lesley Hall, David Peterson, Laura M. Quilter

63 Claiming Your Voice
Solo Presentations•623• Saturday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Wendy Bradley

Saturday, 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Saturday, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

64 Short Fiction Markets You Should Know
The Craft And Business of Writing SF&F•Assembly• Saturday, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
We all know the big names in short fiction, but what magazines and web sites should you be reading that you aren't? Come hear the panelists discuss their favorites, and bring your own lists to share.
M: Jennifer Pelland, Gavin J. Grant, Susan Marie Groppi, Nick Mamatas, Michael Merriam

Saturday, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

92 Around the Writer’s Block
The Craft And Business of Writing SF&F•623• Saturday, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
If we love to write, why is so hard sometimes to get our butts in the chair and our hands on the keyboard? Whether you call it writer’s block or procrastination or lack of will power (often disguised by lack of time) or 'I just don't want to today,' every writer experiences resistance at some time. What makes or breaks us is not whether we experience resistance (we will!), it's how we respond to it. And most writers respond badly: we criticize ourselves, we push and drive, we threaten and bully ourselves, we question our ability, our commitment, our character. Stop doing that! Find out how resistance works both neurologically and psychologically. Give yourself tools to move through the resistance.
M: Heidi Lampietti, Eileen Gunn, Rosemary Kirstein, Jennifer Pelland, Caroline Stevermer

Saturday, 4:00-5:15 p.m.

105 Putting the "D" in InterDisciplinary
The Craft And Business of Writing SF&F•629• Saturday, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
M: Louise Marley, Denise A Gendron, Catherine M. Schaff-Stump, Phoebe Wray


Sunday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.

142 The Object In the Story, the Story In the Object
The Craft And Business of Writing SF&F•Conference Room 5• Sunday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
M: Kat A. Beyer, Catherine Anne Crowe, Wendy Alison Walker, Terri Windling, Erzebet YellowBoy

Sunday, 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sunday, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

159 A Room Of Your Own
The Craft And Business of Writing SF&F•629• Sunday, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Create creative space for yourself out of a wet basement, a hot attic, or a shed.
M: Holly Black, Elizabeth Bear, Davey Snyder, Caroline Stevermer

Sunday, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

167 That's Not Scary Anymore
The Craft And Business of Writing SF&F•Capitol A• Sunday, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
M: Nick Mamatas, Gary A. Braunbeck, Kelly D. Link, Stephen H Segal, Debbie L. Smith

168 What Do Writers Owe Their Readers?
Reading, Viewing, and Critiquing SF&F•Capitol B• Sunday, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
An audience of readers can sometimes have surprising expectations of an author—just think of the people (including Steven King!) who are begging JK Rowling to spare her most famous character's life. Is that a reasonable request/ expectation/ demand on the part of her fans, or not? What do readers want from authors? What can they expect? What happens when the author disagrees, disappoints, or defies those expectations?
M: Karen Joy Fowler, Dorothy Allison, Holly Black, Melissa Scott


Monday, 11:30am-12:45pm

221 The SignOut
Events•Wis/Cap• Monday, 11:30am-12:45pm
Come and sign your works, come and get things signed, come and hang out and wind down before you leave.
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