Monday, May 21, 2007

Aqueduct Goes to WisCon: a preview

Aqueduct is going to WisCon! (Big surprise, huh?) We’ll have a table in the dealer’s room, of course. And we'll be throwing a party with Payseur and Schmidt on Friday night in Room 623, at which we’ll be launching Kelley Eskridge’s new collection, Dangerous Space, and Nicola Griffith’s new memoir, And Now We Are Going to Have a Party. We'll have food and drink and conversation and two door prizes involving chocolate; Nicola and Kelley and I will be there all evening, and all of our other attending authors will be there at least some of the time. Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see a lot of you there.

Two sessions will be featuring Aqueduct's authors reading from their work:

Andrea Hairston, Wendy Walker, Nancy Jane Moore, and L. Timmel Duchamp will be reading from 10-11:15 a.m. Saturday morning

Eleanor Arnason, Kelley Eskridge, Nicola Griffith, and Nisi Shawl will be reading from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon

Other programming our authors will be participating in include (in chronological order):


Opening Ceremonies—Sue Lange will be participating as Broad Universe’s representative

Lifestyles of the Rich and Supernatural Friday, 8:45-10:00 p.m. M: L. Timmel Duchamp,Holly Black, Carla M Lee, Catherine Lundoff


Women Authors You Probably Never Heard Of (But Should Read!): The Karen Axness Memorial Panel, 10:00-11:15 a.m. M: David Lenander, Lesley Hall, David Peterson, Laura M. Quilter

Genre Tokenism Today: The New Octavia, Saturday, 10:00-11:15 a.m. M: Nora Jemison, K Tempest Bradford, Candra K. Gill, Nnedi Nkemdili Okorafor-Mbahu, Nisi Shawl

Liking Your Life in an Unlikeable World: Personal Energy for Political Work, Saturday, 1:00-2:15 p.m. M: Hanne I Blank, Eleanor Arnason, Debbie L. Smith, James A Trimarco, Élisabeth Vonarburg

Foremothers of Today's Feminist SF, Saturday, 1:00-2:15 p.m. M: L. Timmel Duchamp, Jeanne Gomoll, Lesley Hall, Lynn Kendall

Making Good Books, Saturday, 1:00-2:15 p.m. M: Liz L. Gorinsky, John D. Berry, John Klima, Heidi Lampietti, Wendy Alison Walker

The Ten-Foot Shelf Of Perdition: Books to Avoid, Saturday, 2:30-3:45 p.m. M: Lesley Hall, Chris Hill, Betsy Urbik

Feminism and the Problem of Gender for the Source, Voice, and Identity of the Woman Who Writes/Feminist and Science Fictional Resources for the Cultural Critic of Technoscience (Academic Papers) Saturday, 2:30-3:45 p.m. L. Timmel Duchamp and Joan Haran

Can Technology Be The Answer? Saturday, 2:30-3:45 p.m. M: Graham Sleight, Eleanor Arnason, Richard J. Chwedyk, Gregory Frost, Will Ludwigsen

SF&F — Revolutionary or Conservative? Saturday, 4:00-5:15 p.m. M: Andrea D. Hairston, Eleanor Arnason, Paul Kincaid

Outreach to Non-Readers Feminism, Saturday, 4:00-5:15 p.m. M: Joan Haran, Alicia Ellen Goranson, Graham Sleight, lucy ann synk

Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading, Saturday, 4:00-5:15 p.m. Leah Rose Cutter, Jennifer Dunne, Rina Elson, Anne Harris, Sue Lange, Katherine Mankiller, Lyda Morehouse, Jennifer Pelland, Kristine Smith

Making War on "War" Saturday, 9:00-10:15 p.m. M: Jean Mornard, Paul Kincaid, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Wendy Alison Walker, Laurel Winter

Criticism: Beyond Slamming And Mythologizing, Saturday, 10:30-11:45 p.m. M: Paul Kincaid, Andrea D. Hairston, Michael Marc Levy, Natasha Minnerly, Maureen Kincaid Speller

Unfair to Middle-Class White Guys! Saturday,10:30-11:45 p.m. M: Nancy Jane Moore, Eileen Gunn, John Klima, Deb Taber


Carl Brandon Society Update, Sunday, 10:00-11:15 a.m. M: Nisi Shawl, Candra K. Gill, M. J. Hardman, Victor Jason Raymond

Let's You And Her Fight, Sunday, 10:00-11:15 a.m. M: Alan Bostick, Lee Abuabara, Joan Haran, Liz Henry, Steven E. Schwartz

The Object In the Story, the Story In the Object, Sunday, 10:00-11:15 a.m. M: Kat A. Beyer, Catherine Anne Crowe, Wendy Alison Walker, Terri Windling, Erzebet YellowBoy

Adventures in Peacemaking, Sunday, 1:00-2:15 p.m. M: Jeanne Gomoll, Lesley Hall, Rosemary Kirstein, Naomi Kritzer, Jean Mornard

Romance of the Revolution, Sunday, 1:00-2:15 p.m. M: Paul Kincaid, L. Timmel Duchamp, Laurie J. Marks, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Lyn Paleo

Little Girls on the Hero's Journey, Sunday, 2:30-3:45 p.m. M: Nisi Shawl, Kate Elliott, David L. Emerson, Rebecca Marjesdatter, Kerrigan Valentine

Speculative Fiction Theatre, Sunday, 2:30-3:45 p.m. Liz L. Gorinsky, Andrea D. Hairston, Reina Hardy, Wendy Alison Walker

The Human Genome, Sunday, 2:30-3:45 p.m. M: Sue Lange, Vylar Kaftan, Kimberley Long-Ewing, Allan Moore, Rebecca K. Rowe

Writing About War, Sunday, 2:30-3:45 p.m. M: Naomi Kritzer, Eleanor Arnason, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly McCullough

Writing as Spiritual Practice, Sunday, 10:00-11:15 p.m. M: Susan Palwick, Lori Buschbaum, Patrick James Rothfuss, Nisi Shawl

Words Like Icebergs, Sunday, 10:00-11:15 p.m. M: Nicolle Minnerly, Nicola Griffith, Natasha Minnerly, Lawrence Schimel, Catherynne M. Valente

Glorifying Terrorism, 11:30pm -12:45 a.m. Readings by Vylar Kaftan, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Rachel Virginia Swirsky, James A Trimarco


How Dense Can We Get? Options for Making a Better Future, Monday, 10:00-11:15 a.m. M: Nancy Jane Moore, Paula L. Fleming, Philip Edward Kaveny

And of course, most of us will be available at the Sign-out on Monday morning.

That’s lot of programming, much of it conflicting (meaning that, as usual, we’ll have be missing a lot of one another’s panels and facing some hard choices).

I’d be very open to posting notes or comments about WisCon on this blog. If you’re interested in contributing, please contact me at

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