Thursday, 5:00 p.m., Cascade 8
Gadgets: Back to the Future
“I was promised flying cars! What happened to the flying cars?” What ever
happened to the neat gadgets of old-time SF? Weren’t we supposed to have
personal flying cars by now? Where are the atomic rockets (not to mention
the atomic automobiles)? Personal jet packs? Dinner-in-a-pill? Helicopter
flivvers? Visi-phones? Blasters? Are we doomed to a dull, mundane future?
Bart Kemper (M), Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Greg Paddock
Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Cascade 8
Tragedy, Comedy and Fantasy:
Should all fantasy be escapist and always end in ‘happily ever after?’ Of
course not. But how does a writer balance ‘happily ever after’ with ‘the
heroes paid a price for their triumph?’ How much reality do readers want in
fantasy, and when do real life consequences become a bummer at the end of
the story? The best told tales balance dark and light. What is the current
recipe for a book that both writers and readers enjoy?
Jean Johnson (M), Carol Berg, Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Kevin Radthorne, Garth
Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Cascade 7
Gender and Sexuality in SF/F
Does SF/F have a responsibility to work outside the gender norms? How do
SF/F authors play with gender and sexuality in their works? Are the works
of the early authors who played with gender, such as James Tiptree, Jr.,
still relevant? Up for discussion are the works of Tiptree, Jacqueline
Carey, and others.
Jean Johnson (M), Jake Ballin, Keffy R. M. Kehrli
Sunday, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m., Cascade 3
Reading: Keffy Kehrli
Daha’s Son, Epic Fantasy, Rated: PG
Keffy R. M. Kehrli
It’s my first reading! I’m excited, even if it is at 10am on Sunday.