Readercon Schedule! (Panels! Concerts! Readings!)

GRACIOUS! Hallo! I have a SCHEDULE! Do allow me to POST IT like a GROWN-UP WRITER who has a WEBSITE where one DOES THESE THINGS!

Friday July 11
2:00 PM
Where the Goblins Go: A Tour of Hells and Underworlds.
C.S.E. Cooney, Greer Gilman, Jack Haringa (moderator), Faye Ringel, Sonya Taaffe.

Many types of underworlds feature prominently in religion, folklore, horror, and fantasy. We will discuss the varied roles of hells and netherworlds in world mythology and how authors from Dante to Valente have explored (and exploited) these concepts in fiction.

3:00 PM
How to Read Poetry. Kythryne Aisling, Michael Cisco, LJ Cohen, C.S.E. Cooney, Elaine Isaak.

Those who have never read poetry for pleasure often aren’t sure how or where to start; even a short poem can look arcane and daunting. This workshop will explain how to get the most out of poetry on the page, from humorous doggerel to more complex works.

4:00 PM
Stop, Collaborate, and Listen.
Mike Allen, C.S.E. Cooney (leader), Eileen Gunn, Malinda Lo, Michael Swanwick.

The speculative community is full of collaboration: writers who write a story together, musicians who work with writers to create incredible performances and multimedia experiences, artists who work with writers both to illustrate and to create original works. Our panelists will discuss their experiences with the benefits and challenges of collaboration. How many people can collaborate on a project before it becomes unwieldy? How do methods of communication, issues of dividing payment, and other practical considerations influence collaborative artistry?

Saturday July 14
11:00 AM
Concert: Brimstone Rhine

C. S. E. Cooney’s alter-ego the imaginary rockstar Brimstone Rhine will perform from her new EP Alecto! Alecto! “Songs of Witches, Queens, Nymphs, Fiends. You know. People just like us.”

Sunday July 13
10:30 AM
Reading: C.S.E. Cooney

C.S.E. Cooney reads excerpts from her book BONE SWANS, debuting this year at Readercon.

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