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Monday, January 21, 2013

Be there when the Heresy begins!

Well, it's high winter in Chicago, the flu is in full swing, and I can't think of any better way to spend my time than going to a convention. Here's my schedule for Capricon, which runs from February 7-10 in the suburbs of grand, glorious Chicago:

AIs Impact on Religion and Religion's Impact on AI - Friday, 02-08-2013 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Botanic Garden A (Special Events - Programming)
At what point does religion take a part in this. The impact on religion and the religious impact on AI.
Tim Akers (M)
Peter de Jong
Deirdre Murphy
Gene Wolfe

Divine Feminine in SF/F - Saturday, 02-09-2013 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am - Birch B
In the real world, religions are generally defined with a male deity. What are the SF/F stories where the deity is female and what effect does that have on the society?
Tim Akers
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Deirdre Murphy
Isabel Schechter (M)

Reading: Tim Akers - Saturday, 02-09-2013 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm - Elm
Tim Akers

Will E-Books Change the Way We Write - Saturday, 02-09-2013 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Birch A
As authors become aware of the ways that e-books are changing the way we read, will they also begin to affect the way authors write? Are we looking at books written for shorter attention spans?
Tim Akers
Richard Chwedyk
Eric Flint (M)
Tom Trumpinski

Heroine Abuse - Sunday, 02-10-2013 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am - River AB (Programming - Media)
Why do so many heroines in genre literature wind up being damsels in distress? Even many female authors seem to delight in torturing their female heroines. Have we not moved beyond the stereotype or does it hearken to some primordial need?
Tim Akers
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Patricia Sayre McCoy (M)
Kathryn Sullivan

Autographing: Tim Akers, Jody Lynn Nye - Sunday, 02-10-2013 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Autograph Table

Tim Akers
Jody Lynn Nye

Writing Nonfiction - Sunday, 02-10-2013 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Birch B
When people think of writing, they often think of fiction. And yet, most of the published works in the world are nonfiction. These panelists will discuss the research and techniques necessary to create nonfictional works.
Tim Akers
Jody Lynn Nye
Steven H Silver (M)
Daniel H. Wilson

That looks like a sufficiently hectic schedule, yes? I wonder what kooky things I'm going to say? You'll have to attend to find out!


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