I just received my schedule for StellarCon 36, and they have a spectacular line-up of panels and guests this year. It all begins on Friday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. and rolls through Sunday, March 4. For those who are interested, I'll be on the following activities and panels:
Friday, March 2
5:00 PM I'll be signing books, come by and meet me if you have a moment.
Saturday, March 3
10:00 AM Religion in SFF Many beloved science fiction and fantasy series have religious undertones. Our panelists discuss the nature of faith in genre fiction, and what the popularity of these themes might say about fandom.
11:00 AM I'll be reading from Miserere and if time allows, from The Garden.
4:00 PM The Heroine's Journey Does the Heroine's Journey differ in some way from that of the Hero? An examination of the heroine's role in genre fiction.
7:00 PM Libraries of the Future With the growing popularity of e-books, what will happen to our libraries?
Sunday, March 4
10:00 AM Strong Female Characters Ever since Xena and Buffy brought the idea of the strong female character to the forefront of pop culture, the concept has shifted from novelty to cliche. Writers discuss the trick to doing it well without falling into any of the obvious traps.