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I did not go up Friday night, as none of the panels grabbed me. To be fair, I was mostly judging books by their covers as it were, and only checking the details of a panel if the title caught my interest. It worked reasonably well.

Once again, I managed to end up at a panel without realizing one of the GoH's was on it. In this case, it was "Magic in the Big City" with Jim Butcher, Lesley Livingston, and Kelley Armstrong. It was an interesting and entertaining hour, mostly for the author anecdotes and sidebars about writing process and the strange coincidences that seem to go hand in hand with writing urban fantasy/paranormal.

Both Saturday and Sunday had me thinking "where IS everybody?" Maybe my perception has been skewed by WorldCon/WFC/Arisia, but it just seemed lightly attended. Maybe it was just because the group I've come to think of as "the usual AdAstra cosplay suspects" wasn't there. I don't know.

It did mean that when I finally caught up with a writer friend, we were able to crash on a couch and chat for two hours without feeling like we were in the way or hogging the comfy seating. Bonus.

I have to stop trusting the Weather Network. Seriously. Their forecasts have been crap for weeks now. We never hit the advertised daily high, and the wind forecast today was utterly wrong. Frustrating, when you really want to believe in Spring and not lug the winter jacket around (no coat check, alas).

Panels, the short short version: )

That last one, Form versus Function in Steampunk, was an interesting dialogue mostly between steampunkers from an aesthetic/costuming perspective, along with one of the other GoH's - Stephen Hunt - moderating/facilitating. Not what I expected, and VERY lightly attended, but still interesting. No notes from this one, as my tendonitis was being aggravated by writing long-hand (because of how I hold the notebook with my left hand while scribbling without a table, apparently).
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As I get my panel reports up, I will link them from here as well.

SFContario Panels I Actually Attended (as opposed to the list I had considered):

Fri
7pm - How To Write A Synopsis
8pm - Pissing On The Grave Of Post-Modernism

Sat
10am - Short Stories & Novellas: Where's The Love?
11am - Food In SF
(12pm - Dealer's Room - chatted with writers)
1pm - Keeping The Science In Science Fiction
(2pm - Lunch)
3pm - Biotech: Friend Or Foe?
(4pm - 6pm - Home for dinner)
7pm - Canadian SF&F
8pm - Rewilding The Human Species
9pm ~ 10:30 - Charity Auction

Sun
10am - What Do You Mean My Stake Won't Work?
11am - Writing The Future
12pm - Disability In SF&F
(1pm - Break, wandered around, ate)
2pm - The Yellow Peril And Exotic Asia Refracted Through SFF

SFContario

Nov. 18th, 2010 09:07 pm
shaydchara: Me taking a picture of myself wearing a hat with cat ears (a knitter is me)
Where I'll be tomorrow (hopefully):

- registration desk!
- 7pm - Gardenview - How to Write a Synopsis
- 8pm - Ballroom A - Pissing on the Grave of Post-Modernism (with Peter Watts!)

After that I will likely head home, unless I manage to get conversing with someone(s).

Saturday:

11am - Courtyard - Food in SF (unless I get distracted by the stash swap...)
12pm - ?
1pm - Courtyard - Keeping the Science in Science Fiction (where I will pimp Sci in My Fi if I can)
2pm - ?
3pm - Biotech: Friend or Foe? (more Peter Watts)
4pm - ? 207 - kaffeeklatsch - Jo Walton ?
5pm - ?
6pm - Gardenview - Steampunk in Anime
7pm - Courtyard - Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy

Sunday:

11am - Writing the Future
12pm - Disability in Science Fiction and Fantasy
1pm - ?
2pm - The Yellow Peril and Exotic Asia Refracted Through SF/Fantasy

Subject to change without notice.

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