Norwescon Schedule – Caren Gussoff

Thursday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Grand 2
Banquet
Rated: $
Dr. John G. Cramer, Cory Doctorw, Caren Gussoff, David Hartwell, Lelsie
Howle, John Jude Palencar, Vernor Vinge

Thursday, 8:00 p.m., Cascade 7
Testing the Limits of Urban Fantasy
What’s beyond all the vamps, werewolves, angels, and demons?  Having
explored all of the old tropes, what’s next?
Cat Rambo (M), Caren Gussoff, Jaye Wells

Friday, 11:00 a.m., Cascade 6
Independent and Small Press Publishing
Thinking about starting up a small press? What do you need to know? Where do
you find authors and artists? What niche do your books fill? Do you need a
million bucks, or will a couple hundred do? How do you get what you publish
into stores?  Are independent small press projects financially viable in
today’s market?
Caren Gussoff (M), Rosemary Jones, Rose O’Keefe, Mary Robinette Kowal

Friday, 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Evergreen 1 & 2 (18+)
Fannish Fetish Fashion Show
We want. Flesh! Flesh for fantasy.
Surrender your flesh to your fantasies of delicious latex and lustful
corsets.  The Fannish Fetish Fashion Show is at it again!  This year there
is magic in the air, mystery around the corner, Tempting Tarts Burlesque and
a few surprises hidden up our sleeves (or is that tucked away snug under
that bustier?).   You know you want to take a peek…
Rated: A
Laurie Reynolds, emcee: Caren G.

Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Cascade 5
The Clarion West Writers Workshop
The Clarion West Workshop is in its 27th year of providing a six-week
workshop for writers of fantasy and science fiction. Graduates of Clarion
West will talk about their experience and answer your questions.
Leslie Howle (M), Greg Cox, Caren Gussoff, Jordan Lapp, David J. Williams

Saturday, 10:00 p.m., Cascade 6
Can We Change the World through Science Fiction?
The literature of speculative fiction provides the perfect oeuvre to hold a
mirror up to humanity and look at who we are and what we might become.  By
telling tales of “the other” we discover ourselves.  By projecting current
trends forward, we ask “what if?” and compare the world that is with worlds
that might be.  Fantastic fiction has long been the home of astute social
commentary and in-depth exploration of what it means to be human; but can it
be used as an art form to teach critical thinking?  Writers have long used
SF to tell allegorical stories that criticize political realties and
challenge us to question the status quo. How deep of an impact can
literature, or any art form, have on informing people’s thoughts and
behavior?
Leslie Howle (M), Caren Gussoff, Todd Lockwood, Ian McDonald, David J.
Williams

Sunday, 10:00 a.m., Cascade 6
Best Online Markets for Writers
What are the best online markets for short fiction in 2010?  Who is
publishing the best science fiction?  Who is publishing the best fantasy?
What’s new and exciting?  What are the best-paying markets?  We’ll discuss
the latest and greatest.
Cat Rambo (M), Caren Gussoff, Jordan Lapp, Eric James Stone

Sunday, 3:00 p.m., Cascade 6
Bloggers as Public Intellectuals
Is the blogosphere spawning a contemporary generation of important public
thinkers? Who are the ones you can’t afford to miss? What are they saying?
Caren Gussoff (M), Kurt Cagle, Cat Rambo, Derek Zumsteg

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