I’m Author Guest of Honor at RadCon this weekend, joining other GoHs like Kevin J. Anderson, Monte Cook, Peter Wacks, Douglas Herring, Jen Page, Bob Brown, Dragon Dronet, and John Dalmas. This will be my first time back in Washington State in more than twenty years, and I’m very much looking forward to it!
- 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. — Tropes Trap, Room 2207. Women in refrigerators, Asian students, black haired villains, and other offensive tropes. Are they lazy storytelling? What are the common tropes and how to get beyond writing with them.
- 7 – 8 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies, Bronze Room.
- 10 – 11 a.m. — From Dice and Pens to the Printed Page, Room 2205. Many people want to share their gaming experience with the world. When you’re playing a character you put a lot of work into and the storyteller has been sending you on compelling quests it’s easy to find inspiration. But is it a good idea to use this as a basis for your next story or novel? Why or why not?
- 1 – 3 p.m. — Autograph Session, Bronze Room.
- 3 – 4 p.m. — Writer Guest of Honor Session: Jim C. Hines, Bronze Room. Jim C. Hines shares his insights and stories.
I’ll be there all day Friday and Saturday, but my flight leaves Sunday morning, so I won’t be around for Sunday programming, alas. But I’m very much looking forward to seeing some friends and meeting some new folks.
And now, I have two Very Important Questions.
- Who else is going to be there?
- What sort of things should I read or talk about during my GoH session on Saturday afternoon?
February 11, 2015 @ 10:31 pm
I’ll be there! 😀 It turns out I’m on some panels now and doing a reading. My schedule is a little opposite of yours – I can’t make it Friday, so I’m driving down with a friend early Saturday, and staying all day Sunday and Sunday night.
My only Saturday panel is “Science from Natural Law to Wild-Assed-Guesses,” from 4-5:30, which thankfully doesn’t interfere with me going to see your afternoon things. We’ll hopefully make it down in time for the morning one, but it might be close.
Personally, I’d love to hear you talk about how you ended up taking on the role of (I mean this in the best possible way) sort of being the conscience of SF/F. There are others who blog about various issues, but you are incredibly consistent and kind and wonderful–and brave!– about it all, and I’ve loved lurking here and reading the various discussions for years. You might not want to talk about that, and that’s totally cool, but it’s an idea.
And I was going to ask you what I should read – something from the Writers of the Future story or something I’m working on now? (I haven’t been to a con since probably 2002 or 3, and haven’t done a reading since WotF).
Anyway, I can’t wait to see you–and meet your wife! And welcome you to the currently cold, wet Pacific Northwest.
February 12, 2015 @ 9:56 am
What is the offensiveness in black-haired villains?