They are widely diverse, not only in what events the writer attended, what he or she saw and felt, but in the writers themselves. There are first-timers and long-termers, there are women and men, there are POC and whites. There are reports in prose and reports in verse, reports from people who went to panels and reports from those who ran parties, reports that rhapsodize about WisCon 33 and reports that critique it, or indicate that it is not always a coming-home and recognizing-the-tribe experience. These are strong, clear voices showing that the experience of WisCon is multi-hued and complex.The volume's contributors include a mix of writers, scholars, and fans, among whom number Nisi Shawl, Nancy Jane Moore, Andrea Hairston, Jennifer Pelland, JoSelle Vanderhooft, MJ Hardman, Julie Andrews, Elise Matthesen, and Beverly Friend. It also, notably, includes a handful of short stories. And as with previous volumes, it does not shy away from controversy. You can buy your copy here.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 4
The WisCon Chronicles Volume 4: Voices of WisCon, edited by Sylvia Kelso, is now available from Aqueduct Press. (Our apologies for our delay in getting up.) This volume chronicles WisCon 33, held in 2009. In her introduction to the volume, Sylvia writes of "the voices of WisCon":