The first science fiction convention of year for the Twin Cities area is coming up this weekend - Marscon Invasion! will be held at the Bloomington Holiday Inn Select March 6-8. It's always a great convention so I'm really looking forward to it.
Scheduled panels and reading:
Phantom Maids and Ghostly Avengers - Ghost stories are becoming popular once again but they never really go out of style. What makes for a good ghost story? Have they changed over time? What will they look like in the future?
With: Catherine Lundoff, mod.; Ruth Berman, Eric M. Heideman, Rebecca Marjesdatter, Jason D. Wittman
Broad Universe Rapidfire Reading - A group reading by writers who belong to Broad Universe (an organization that promotes the work of women sf/f/h writers).
With: Catherine Lundoff, Lyda Morehouse, Kimberly Long-Ewing, Catherine Schaff-Stump
Good Things in Small Packages - Small and medium press publishing for sf/f/h writers and readers - what's out there? What are the differences between presses that do POD, ebooks and small print runs? What's in it for writers? for readers?
With: Catherine Lundoff, mod.; Roy C. Booth, Lyda Morehouse, Bryan Thao Worra, Rob Callahan
Reading Outside the SF/F Mainstream - Small press, feminist, Carl Brandon Society winners, LGBT spec fic, and the list goes on. What's worth checking out? Are awards a good criterion? Bring your recommendations!
With: Catherine Lundoff, mod.; Rob Callahan, Bryan Thao Worra
Causes Catherine Lundoff Supports
The Women's Prison Book Project - provides books to incarcerated women Theater Unbound - promotes theater by women: playwrights, directors, performers...