Tuesday, August 09, 2011

My Renovation (Worldcon 2011) Schedule #renosf 

Here's my final schedule for the 69th Worldcon,  Renovation, August 17-21 in Reno, Nevada.   If you're trying to decide whether or not to go, they also sell memberships at the door.

Where there's an (M) next to my name, I'm moderating that panel.  If you're coming to the "Pirates for Kids" panel on Friday at 5 p.m., have pity--I'm going to have to sprint to make it there on time.[g]

Thu 16:00 - 17:00, Arrrggh! Tall Tales versus History in Pirate Research
Pirate fiction is a popular sub-genre. While grounded in history, research about pirates can be tricky. Records are erratic and often exaggerated. What are some of the more reliable resources? And what about when the truth about pirates is stranger than its fiction?
Carrie Vaughn (M), Darlene Marshall, Tim Powers, John G. Hemry, A. C. Crispin

Fri 11:00 - 12:00, The Continuing Popularity of Jane Austen
Jane Austen remains very popular, including among SF fans. Her books continue to be read, and they've spawned numerous movies as well as a number of spin off novels. The panel discusses Austen's continuing popularity.
Darlene Marshall (M), Brenda W. Clough, Ellen Asher, Madeleine E. Robins, Martha Wells

Fri 16:00 - 17:00, Elements of Romance in Speculative Fiction
Romantic stories focus on relationships and romantic love. Speculative fiction is often considered a
genre of ideas. What is the role of the romantic element in this genre of ideas? How does speculative fiction bring a fresh perspective to stories about emotion and relationships?
Darlene Marshall(M), Christina York, Lois McMaster Bujold, Sharon Shinn, Louise Marley

Fri 17:00 - 18:00, Pirates for Kids
Carrie Vaughn, Darlene Marshall, Tim Powers

Sun 12:00 - 13:00, Fashion Design for Memorable Pirates
One of the things that makes Jack Sparrow a particularly memorable pirate was his fashion sense. What are the essential elements of a good pirate costume? How to think beyond ruffled shirts and tri-corner hats.
Darlene Marshall(M), Karen Dick, Espana Sheriff, A. C. Crispin


Louise Marley said...

Just wanted to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job of moderating our panel. It was the most fun of the whole convention, and still added something to our understanding of the topic. Great work, Darlene! Thanks again.

Darlene Marshall said...

Thanks, Louise. I had such a great time at Renovation, and spending time with other authors was one of the best parts.

I'm planning on attending ChiCon 7, and I always go to Boskone, weather permitting. I look forward to seeing you at future conventions.