Monday, June 15, 2015

Sasquan schedule

I have received my preliminary schedule for Sasquan. I have a reading Thursday at 2 p.m. (for 20 minutes), and on Friday I have the Sidewise Awards & Panel: What if "Science Fiction" Had Been Called "Speculative History?" at 2 p.m.

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History will be awarded at the beginning of this panel. Participants will be Steven Silver (M), David Brin, Eileen Gunn, Derryl Murphy, and myself.

The panel description is as follows:

While speculative fiction was born with the "what ifs" of Sir Thomas More's Utopia and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, many of the "what ifs" over the centuries have explored various historical incidents. Â Explore the history of speculative history, and think about "what if" the field had been more focused on history than science.

Saturday is taken up with a rehearsal, reception and then the Hugo awards ceremony.

This doesn't include any workshops or kaffeeklatches. I have already agree to help with a workshop. The writing workshops are three hours each, panels are 45 minutes, readings are 20.

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