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My last-minute Worldcon schedule

My last-minute Worldcon schedule

That’s right, folks, I’m in Chicago. It’s beautiful. Stunning, really. Today involved deep-dish pizza with my editor and fellow Angry Robot authors, jaw-dropping architecture, fireworks, and an absurdly huge bed. I’m here by the grace of the folks at the Intel Developer Forum, whose surprise prodding got me to renew my permanent residency faster than my heels were otherwise inclined to drag. (More on that, and on procrastination in general, later.) Anyway, I was very lucky to score some programming….

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My Ad Astra 2012 Schedule

My Ad Astra 2012 Schedule

This weekend, I’ll be at Ad Astra, my local SF convention. (Well, one of them.) While I’m there, I’ll be on a bunch of panels. Here’s the list: Saturday, 10am, Floor 2 Salon 2, The Future of Food (with Leah Bobet) Saturday, 2pm, Floor 2 Salon 1, Reading (with David Nickle) Saturday, 7pm, Franklin, Food in Fiction Sunday, 1pm, Floor 2 Salon 3, Sequels: How Do They Work? (with Peter Watts) Sunday, 3pm, Franklin, Community vs. The Big Bang Theory…

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A story about why we need harassment policies

A story about why we need harassment policies

I was at dinner with some friends on Tuesday night, discussing the sad sack of fail who ruined many a party at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention in San Diego by getting drunk and sexually harassing some of the women in attendance. Some of the women I was eating with said it wasn’t that bad, and that when a man harasses you, you’re just supposed to twist his thumb or take his hand away or yell at him loudly enough…

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My SFContario schedule

My SFContario schedule

This year, I will again be a panelist at SFContario, Toronto’s only downtown SF convention. It takes place November 18-20, and in addition to being a panelist I will also be presenting an Aurora award for the Best Graphic Novel in English. (Hopefully I don’t have this same scratchy throat a month from now.) Here is my schedule: Targeting the Appropriate Market – Sat. 11 AM Parkview Often selling a story is all about finding the right market. How do…

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My Polaris schedule

My Polaris schedule

Today I head up to Polaris, where I’ll be a panelist. Here’s my official schedule: Putting the Science Into Science Fiction Saturday 04:00 PM UNIONVILLE Standing at the Borders of the Future Sunday 01:00 PM NEWMARKET Unofficially, I’ll be attending a programming participant party this evening. It’s free, and I hope you’ll drop by to say hello. Otherwise, I’ll be wandering around attending readings and presentations. Absurdly, it’s my first time attending Polaris, so my light schedule will be a…

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My SFContario schedule

My SFContario schedule

This November you can find me at SFContario, where I’ll be on a bunch of panels as both a participant and moderator. Here’s my schedule: Friday 10 PM – Ballroom A Cyborgs AI and Androids in Anime Japan leads the world in developing humanoid robots and anime productions address the question of what it means to be human if the human body is increasingly mechanized. Conversely when does a self aware system become worthy of being regarded as equal or…

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OTB in IROSF

OTB in IROSF

Courtesy of my pal Dave, I learned that Lois Tilton at the Internet Review of Science Fiction had some pretty nice things to say about my story “Off-Track Betting” from Flurb #7. One of the things I like best about this review — aside from the fact that Ms. Tilton recommends my story — is how well she summarizes its content: When Xian was young, her family sold her to the People’s Colonial Circus. Now she is living on the…

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My Ad Astra schedule:

My Ad Astra schedule:

This is my Ad Astra schedule: Friday, 9pm, Salon 434: Science, Fantasy, and Horror in Anime Saturday, 9pm, Salon 241: Move Over, Meatbrains! (a panel about robots, why they’re useful in fiction, and recent advances in robotics/AI) Sunday, 2pm, Ballroom Centre: Tesseracts Anthology Panel (I appeared in No. 11, and will likely be sitting next to this guy. But you’ll know me: I’ll be the only girl. You’ll also recognize me because I’ll be disheveled, sweaty, and quite possibly exhausted….

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