It’s October once again, which means MileHiCon is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center on October 21-23, 2011.
I’m not normally much of a convention goer, but I do enjoy attending MileHiCon every year, and I’m honored to be chosen for some panels again this time. If you’re interested in attending any of my panels, here’s where I’ll be and when I’ll be there.
SF (and Otherwise) Poetry Slam — Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM in Mesa Verde A
Like last year, Rhysling Award nominee David Lee Summers will be moderating this event, and I get to share the panel with Robin M. Ambrozic (author of the Piccolo epic fantasy novels), artist Gail R. Barton, and others to be determined. This is likely to be less of a poetry slam and more of a reading, if David runs it like he did last year (and I hope he does!)
Sounds Like Steampunk — Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM in Wind River A
New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn will moderate this panel. I’ll join panelists Jason Heller (Westword music writer), artist Alisia Silliman, and David Lee Summers (who is evidently stalking me, or vice versa), presumably to discuss Steampunk’s influence on music.
Polyamory in SF/F — Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Noon in Wind River B
If someone were to create a Venn diagram of SF/F literature and alternative lifestyles (and somebody probably has), the area of intersection would probably be greater than in a similar diagram made about mainstream literature. This makes sense, because science fiction and fantasy allow for a wide range of thematic exploration, and a number of SF & F authors have explored polyamory in their work. Join moderator and author Thea Hutcheson, author Jane Bigelow, self-defense author Marc MacYoung, Loving More Non-Profit Managing Director Robyn Trask, and Yours Truly as we discuss polyamory in the context of science fiction and fantasy literature.
I hope to see some of you there!