My Worldcon schedule is pleasantly short and sweet.
Authors and their pets
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 15:00 - 15:50, Wicklow Hall 2B (CCD)Join our panel of authors to discuss the ups and downs of writing with an animal companion. Do dogs or cats make better familiars for authors? What do you do when your pet is more popular on social media than you are? There will be pet pictures!
Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Mary Robinette Kowal (M), Elizabeth Bear, Melissa Caruso
Literary Beer: Elizabeth Bear
Format: Literary Beer
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 21:00 - 21:50, Liffey-A (Fan Bar) (CCD)Elizabeth Bear
Queering the worldbuilding
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 13:30 - 14:20, Odeon 5 (Point Square Dublin)Speculative fiction offers so many opportunities to step outside western constraints of gender and sexuality. From JY Yang’s refusal to assign gender or sex at birth in the Tensorate sequence to Ann Leckie’s rejection of societal gender in the Ancillary sequence, from Ursula K. Le Guin’s Sedoretu to Homestuck’s alien romantic structure, how does spec fic queer its worlds? And how else can it stretch to do so?Jaime Garmendia III (Arisia) (M), Sarah Gailey, Elizabeth Bear, Hal Duncan, Helen Corcoran
Reading: Elizabeth Bear
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 15:30 - 15:50, Liffey Room-2 (CCD)Elizabeth Bear
See some of you there!