Sarah Pinsker

My Capclave Schedule

I'll be at Capclave October 11th and 12th (not Friday, when I will be special guesting at Lea's CD release at the Creative Alliance.)

Saturday 10:00 am: Alternative Sexualities in SF/F (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Shira LipkinEmmie Mears (M), Sarah PinskerA.C. Wise
How well are alternative sexualities (or sexuality of any kind) portrayed in science fiction and fantasy?
Saturday 3:00 pm: Best Short Fiction of 2014 (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. AndrewsD. Douglas FratzSarah Pinsker (M), Norm ShermanA.C. Wise
Which novellas, novelettes, and short stories published this year were your favorites? Which do you think deserve to be nominated for the Hugo/Nebula/Tiptree/World Fantasy etc? Which short fiction pieces deserve to be nominated but won't and why not?
Saturday 4:30 pm: Reading (Pinsker) (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Sarah Pinsker
Saturday 7:30 pm: Mass Signing (Ends at: 8:25 pm)
Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhailSarah AveryPaolo BacigalupiHolly BlackMarilyn "Mattie" BrahenNeil ClarkeTom DoyleAndy DuncanScott EdelmanJim FreundCharles E. GannonMax GladstoneDavid G. HartwellAlma KatsuPamela K. KinneyBarbara KrasnoffDina LeacockJames MaxeyWill McIntoshMike McPhailSunny MoraineJames MorrowSarah PinskerBenjamin RosenbaumLawrence M. SchoenDarrell SchweitzerAlex ShvartsmanJon SkovronAlan Smale,Bud SparhawkJanine SpendloveGenevieve ValentineMichael A. VentrellaLawrence Watt-Evans
The Saturday evening mass autographing session.
Saturday 11:00 pm: Eye of Argon (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Walter H. HuntSarah PinskerIan Randal StrockMichael A. Ventrella (M), Jean Marie Ward
Our panelists read the worst fantasy story ever written, mistakes and all, and if they laugh or read it incorrectly, they are forced to act out the story. Just try not to fall over laughing! At some point, volunteers from the audience can participate and discover firsthand the author's contentious relationship with spelling, capitalization and punctuation.
Sunday 10:00 am: Writing Realistic Teen and Child Characters (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Holly Black (M), Annette KlauseSarah PinskerBenjamin RosenbaumJon Skovron
Unlike in television and movies, there are no work rules and laws that result in teen characters in written fiction being played by twenty somethings, so how best to make sure that your characters actually act like teenagers and children? What age do you want your non-adult protagonist to be? Does the plot dictate the age of the character? Mindy Klasky has said that she made the protagonist of her Glasswright series older than she originally intended because she didn't think a younger child would be able to survive and cope with the events of the novels.
Sunday 11:00 am: Writing on the Job (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Carolyn Ives GilmanBarbara KrasnoffSarah PinskerGenevieve Valentine
Is it better for a writer to have a non-writing job to save his/her writing energies for fiction or to use writing skills to make a nonfiction living on the idea that any writing improves fiction writing? And when should you quit your day job? Hear writers discuss the relationship between their day job and their writing
Sunday 1:00 pm: Nonbinary Gender in SF/F (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: Shira LipkinEmmie MearsSarah PinskerBenjamin RosenbaumA.C. Wise (M)
Alex Dally McFarland's post-binary gender series at Tor.com has caused the occasional bit of controversy. However, there is no reason why science fiction and fantasy should have characters that don't conveniently split into male and female, especially when dealing with alien life forms.

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