From November 9 to 11, I’ll be attending Windycon 45
, Chicago’s oldest science fiction convention. It’s a literary-based event (the guests of honor are authors, filk musicians, artists, cosplayers, and fans), with children’s programming, games, anime, panels on all sorts of topics during the day, and parties at night. Usually more than a thousand people attend.
Friday, 10 to 11 p.m. panel. Science in the Kitchen:
How science is changing the way we eat.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, Writers Workshop.
We’ll critique short stories and chapters of novels. Preregistration required.
Saturday, 4 to 5 p.m. panel. ¿Como Estás? Translation Challenges:
What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?
Saturday, 8 to 9 p.m. panel. Animal Typecasting:
Hollywood and authors typecast all the time. Why are reptiles almost always the villain? A discussion about different animals and how they are typecast.
Sunday, 1 to 2 p.m. panel. Autonomous Cars:
More and more, our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
If you’re there, say hi!
— Sue Burke