|badgerbag (badgerbag) wrote,|
@ 2012-05-24 07:36 am UTC
Here is my WisCon schedule! Three panels, a reading, and then the Sign-Out.
p.s. If you like to give neck massages .... I have a neck!
Fri, 9:00–10:15 pm, Conference 5
Reading, Viewing, and Critiquing Science Fiction
Karen Axness Memorial Panel: Women Writers You've Probably Never Heard Of
Panelists recommend the best books by new women authors. This panel has been offered every year since WisCon 2. Come see why the audience won't let us have a year off! (This is the Karen Axness Memorial Panel...)
Tom Porter. Liz Henry, David Peterson, Sheree Renée Thomas
Saturday, 10:00–11:15 am
Imagining Radical Democracy (though we all are gonna talk about ANARCHY I believe)
Alexis Lothian. Timmi Duchamp, Andrea D. Hairston, Liz Henry
The General Assembly has become a familiar practice since the growth of Occupy Wall Street. Anarchistic and radically democratic organizing processes have a much longer history, though, including the Zapatistas, the Spanish student movement, and movements in the history of feminism. For WisCon members, a familiar feeling might have bubbled up in watching, reading about, or participating in Occupy: wasn't this a bit like what they did on Le Guin's Anarres, or in DuChamp's Free Zones? This panel will discuss the possible growth of a kind of democracy other than our current party-based political systems, using the ways it has been prefigured and imagined in feminist science fiction to help make sense of radical histories and futures.
Feminist Open Source Fandom
Sat, 4:00–5:15 pm
M: Liz Henry. Beth Andres-Beck, Molly Aplet, Piglet
Track(s) Science and Technology (Feminism and Other Social Change Movements)
There have now been several excellent Open Source projects that both adopted explicitly-feminist policies and addressed pressing needs of fandom, most notably Archive of Our Own and Dreamwidth. It is proposed that fandom offers an alternative to the established open source software culture, one that is more welcoming of feminist ideals. How have these projects succeeded? In what ways did their feminist stance enable that success? In what ways do their products reflect these same ideals? How do open source and feminism complement or conflict? What can we, as both participants and users, do to extend, build on or replicate these successes? How can we extend this consciousness to other axes of oppression and under-representation?
Sunday 4:00–5:15 pm
Aqueduct Press Reading I
Description Readings by Aqueduct Press authors.
Location Conference 2
Panelists Eleanor A. Arnason, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Liz Henry, Alexis Lothian, Kiini Salaam
The SignOut 11:30 am–12:45 pm
Description Come and sign your works, come and get things signed, come and hang out and wind down before you leave.
Panelists Will Alexander, Sandra Ulbrich Almazan, Barth Anderson, Eleanor A. Arnason, Elizabeth Bear, F.J. Bergmann, Alex Bledsoe, Dr. Janice M. Bogstad, K. Tempest Bradford, Richard Chwedyk, Timmi Duchamp, Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Sigrid Ellis, James Frenkel, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Eileen Gunn, Andrea D. Hairston, Liz Henry, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Vylar Kaftan, Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Ellen Klages, Ellen Kushner, Rose Lemberg, David D. Levine, Claire Light, Malinda Lo, Kimberley Long-Ewing, Josh Lukin, Brit Mandelo, Neesha Meminger, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Allison Moon, Nancy Jane Moore, Deirdre M. Murphy, Pat Murphy, Larissa N. Niec, Jennifer Pelland, Julia Rios, James P. Roberts, Madeleine E. Robins, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Kiini Salaam, Catherine M. Schaff-Stump, Fred Schepartz, Nisi Shawl, Delia Sherman, Caroline Stevermer, Cecilia Tan, Lynne M. Thomas, Amy Thomson, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Vanessa Vega, Phoebe Wray, Patricia C Wrede