I can’t believe it’s August already and that I go back to teaching tomorrow. The summer was amazing! Not only was it actually hot in Finland, but I had an amazing time at FinnCon and managed to finish writing the book I started working on in April. This autumn is kicking off in a similar vein!
On Wednesday. I’m heading off to LonCon3 – it’ll be my first time in London and my first time at a WorldCon. I’ll be on two panels at the convention. Those are as follows:
Friday August 15
The Trouble with Teens
Capital Suite 15 (Level 3), 4:30pm – 6pm
What are some of the big obstacles associated with writing a teen-centric story within an adult-centric world? What dangers lay in wait for the unprepared first time YA writer? What do young adult readers expect to see in their stories and how will you know if you’ve gone off target in the writing process?
Sunday August 17
SF/F Across Borders
Capital Suite 9 (Level 3), 4:30pm – 6pm
Genre writers such as Vandana Singh, Geoff Ryman, Tricia Sullivan, and Zen Cho are already travellers to other worlds. Many authors write as resident outsiders, and want to write their new homes as well as their old. How does the experience of moving between countries affect the writing of fiction? How can or should writers respond to the varying power dynamics of race, language and culture involved in such migrations? And how should readers approach the stories that result?
I can’t wait to see London and hang out at WorldCon – hope to see you there!
While in London, I will also be participating in a blog take over for Inked Rainbow Reads on August 15. The take over is happening all day with lots of giveaways and general LGBT+ awesomeness. I’ll be on the blog at 14.00 US CST time (That’s 2-3 PM). I’ll be chatting about The Other Me, why Treasa is gender non-conforming and more. Hope to see you there!