Friday, May 9, 2008

Eagles Not Included

Remember WisCon 31?
Wit flashed. Sparks flew.
Eagles carried off the guests of honor.

Subtitled "Provocative essays on feminism, race, revolution, and the future," Volume 2 of the WisCon Chronicles is edited by L. Timmel Duchamp and Eileen Gunn. The volume includes:

*Kelly Link and Laurie J. Marks on books they love
*Mark Rich's reflections on WisCon 31
*Nisi Shawl's "Because we are all so royal: the Carl Brandon Society party at WisCon 31"
*Tom LaFarge's "Multimindedness"
*Susan Simensky Bietila's "An artist at WisCon," which includes two pieces of her art
*Naamen Gobert Tilahun's "Thoughts on '!' and on the ground"
*L. Timmel Duchamp's "Creating the 'second self': performance, gender, and authorship"
*K. Joyce Tsai's "On the 'Romance of the Revolution' panel at WisCon 31"
*Laura Quilter's transcript of the "Romance of the Revolution" panel
*Chris Nakashima-Brown's "Science fiction in the Year Zero"
*L. Timmel Duchamp's "Whose Romance? Whose Revolution? The operations of race and gender in panel discourse at WisCon"
*Wendy Walker's "Sexual Stealing"
*Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu's "Defeating the Default"
*Catherynne M. Valente's "Follow the Yellow Brick Road: katabasis and the female hero in Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and the Nutcracker
*Kelly Link and Laurie J. Marks's "Asbestos pants: an epistolary performance"
*M.J. Hardman, Nicola Griffith, Nora Jemison, Kate Schaefer, Elizabeth Bear, Lawrence Schimel, and Joan Haran on WisCon 2018
*Rosalyn Berne and Jacqueline Gross on their first WisCons

PLUS a thoughtful, intense forum instigated and edited by Rachel Swirsky: "How to deal with racist and sexist material in workshop," with contributions by Nora Khan, Ericka Crouse, Anna Schwind, Maria Deira, Jenny Zhang, Steaphie Denise Brown, Nisi Shawl, K. Tempest Bradford, Richard Jeffrey Newman, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Eugie Foster, Alyx Dellamonica, Ross Wagner, and Katherine Sparrow

Although The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2 won't be released until August, it's available now through Aqueduct's website (and will be available from Aqueduct at WisCon). You can purchase it here.

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