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Sue Burke
Where to find me at Windycon 
7th-Nov-2018 09:22 am
Let me see..

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.

My schedule:

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
10th-Nov-2018 03:48 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, this year the dates for Windycon conflict with Grand Rapids Comic Con, which is much larger. Even before last year's sales flop, we knew we'd have to miss Windycon for the simple reason that GRCC is a much larger show.

Still, I miss Windycon, and I think I'll be running at least something of a Bittercon for it, because it was a bitter choice to have to make.

I hope you're having a great time and hanging out with all kinds of awesome people.
12th-Nov-2018 12:43 am (UTC)
Thank you. I had a wonderful time, and I hope to have a review for Alexiad.

Surprisingly, the panel on Autonomous Cars turned into a heated but fun debate involving the panelists and the audience, split half-and-half. (The moderator didn't show up, so I declared myself moderator. My classroom control techniques learned when I taught teenagers were put to good use.) Some people thought they'd be great, others that they would never be safe or practical or affordable, and the idea of a car-sharing fleet would never work. Others thought the opposite.

Edited at 2018-11-12 12:44 am (UTC)
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