Hello friends! I’m back from teaching at Western’s summer MFA Genre Residency — and it was amazing. More on that in a bit!
Meantime, here’s where I’ll be in Dublin for Worldcon. Looking forward to connecting with you then. I will have stickers and swag, as well as a limited number of notecards and possibly some pendants as well — come find me!
Cooking the books: food in fantasy
15 Aug 2019, 15:00 – 15:50, Wicklow Room-1 (CCD)
Hobbits had their second breakfast and elves had their lembas. Fantasy books are full of great scenes of food, whether it’s elaborate feasts or people desperate to survive foraging for what they can get. How have authors used food to enhance the realities of their fantasy worlds? What does the scarcity or abundance of food tell us about fantasy societies? The panel will discuss their favourite fantasy feasts and how food has been used as a worldbuilding tool in fantasy novels.
Ms. Nicole Kimberling (Blind Eye Books), Rei Rosenquist, Gillian Polack, Fran Wilde (M), Giovanni De Feo
Nothing about us without us: disability in YA
16 Aug 2019, Friday 10:00 – 10:50, Liffey Hall-2 (CCD)
Every reader deserves to see themselves reflected in stories; that also holds true for disabled readers, although disabled main characters are still few and far between. What does disability look like in YA literature? How has representation changed over the last few years? Which titles are must-reads and which stories are still untold? And why is it so important to include disabled creators in the discussion?
Peadar Ó Guilín, Marieke Nijkamp (M), Day Al-Mohamed (Invalid Corps Film), Fran Wilde, Victoria Lee (Skyscape)
16 Aug 2019, Friday 12:00 – 12:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)
Seanan McGuire, Martha Wells, Fran Wilde, Manny Frishberg, Jonathan Strahan, Anne Lyle
Afternoon Fountain Pen Meetup (not on here officially, but my roommate is running it and I’m totally going, aren’t you?)
16 Aug 2019, Friday 15:00 – 15:50, Wicklow Room-5 (Workshops) (CCD)
An informal meetup for people who love and want to talk about all things fountain pen and ink! Join us to chat about your favourite pens and how you use them.
NB: feel quite free to bring your own pens and inks, or to come look in on us even if you have no pens–we’ll have some starter pens and inks for you to handle!
Kaffeeklatsch: Fran Wilde 11:00-11:50 – CCD: Level 3 Foyer – There will be swag…
Reading: Fran Wilde
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 13:00 – 13:20, Liffey Room-3 (Readings) (CCD)
Also keep an eye out – Western’s got a table with swag at the con! Let me know when you find it!
See you in Dublin!