Friday, June 2, 2017

The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 11: Trials by Whiteness, ed. Jaymee Goh

I'm pleased to announce the release of the eleventh volume of The WisCon Chronicles: Trials by Whiteness, edited by Jaymee Goh. In short fiction, poetry, personal essays, academic thinkpieces, Twitter rants, and informal Q&As, this volume begins conversations on liberation and limitations, intergenerational and international conflicts, intra-community and internal tensions.

In her introduction, Jaymee Goh writes: "Beautiful ones, we come to WisCon because through science fiction and fantasy, we know better than to simply accept the status quo. Why should we be as Caliban, whose only profit form the language of his colonizer is to curse in't? Can we not re-shape it--have we not re-shaped it for our own ends?"

The cover, by the way, features an image of the quilt created by Annie Chen, who replies in "Entralink," to a question from Jaymee:
When you first emailed me asking me in all caps “IF I WANTED TO WRITE SOMETHING FOR WISCON?” I was flattered, but I am not much of a writer. So immediately I thought of things I do like to make and responded (jokingly) “DO YOU WANT A QUILT?”
            Then as I lay in bed that night, I thought to myself, “How cool would it be to use my experiences at WisCon to inspire a quilt, have it published in the Chronicles, and then auction the finished project in the tip tree auction?” My next thought was, “Shit, now I have to make a quilt for WisCon.” So then the next day I emailed you back with, “Actually….
The volume is available in both print and e-book editions now at at, and in print at Room of One's Own, and will be available at a few other places soon.

            Jaymee Goh

            WisCon 40 Guest of Honor Speeches
            WisCon 40 Guest of Honor Speech
            Nalo Hopkinson

            WisCon 40 Guest of Honor Speech
            Justine Larbalestier

            WisCon 40 Guest of Honor Speech
            Sofia Samatar

            Our Immediate Vicinity

            WisCon 40 Opening Ceremonies: WisCon is my Family Reunion
            Kat Tanaka Okopnik

            All Our Relations
            Nisi Shawl

            Who is Safe?
            Beth Plutchak

            Legacy of the Past and Foundation for the Future
            Isabel Schechter

            On WisCon, and Who Is Allowed to Feel Welcome
            K. Tempest Bradford

            Navigating WisCon 39 as a Local POC on the Ground  orA Tale of Two WisCons: WisCon 39  & WisCon 40
            LaShawn M. Wanak

            Five Scenes between WisCon
            Kat Tanaka Okopnik

            Whiteness’ Myriad Forms

            Being Jewish, Being White?
            Veronica Schanoes

            Where is the WORLD in Worldcon?A Twitter thread
            Crystal Huff

            Ansibel (odlomek)
            Tea Hvala

            Ansible (excerpt)
            Tea Hvala

            Far Away Enough to Count: Ansible Q&A
            Tea Hvala and Jaymee Goh

            Touching Whiteness

            asian flavours
            Joyce Chng

            The Long Arm of the West
            Nibedita Sen

            The Lies You Learned
            S. Qiouyi Lu

            I Used to Call Myself a Coconut
            Susheela Bhat Harkins (@SoosheBot)

            Our Defiant Selves

            “Entralink”: A Quilting Q&A
            Annie Chen and Jaymee Goh

            Science Fiction for My Failing Heart: On the Purposes of Speculation in Adverse Circumstances
            Regina Yung Lee

            Mark Oshiro

           Mammie Don’ Left the Plantation  [And Took the Good Seasoning with Her] —How     WisCon Helped Me to Stop Cleaning Up White People’s Messes
            Jennifer Cross

            Advice for the Broken: Curating Weaponized Love Amongst the Multiply Marginalized
            Medieval POC

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