I’m guessing that as a visitor to my website that you might already be aware that I had the great honor to be a Dragon Award Finalist in 2016 and 2017 at DragonCon.
While regrettably that did not happen this year, I did manage to snag a spot on some very intriguing panels this year. (Let’s hope I stop fan-girling long enough to add some thoughtful commentary.)
So, if you’re at DragonCon this year, you should check them out. (Please note that these are tentative.):
- Title: Military SciFi Writers and Creators – Media Edition
Description: A roundtable with military science fiction writers and artists–whether in tie-ins or independent worlds–to discuss the genre, trends, real-world accuracy, and working within the complex worlds of Military Sci-Fi.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Chastain DE – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Van Allen Plexico, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Georges Jeanty, Kacey Ezell, Amy J. Murphy)
- Title: Medical Technology in MSF: Life, Longevity, and the Pursuit of Healthiness
Description: How would you choose to extend your health, life, and/or consciousness? A Sarcophagus, or Ascending? Re-gen pods? Resurrection ships? Choose your favorite sickbay! We’ll discuss medical technology in our MSFM shows, as well as real-world crossover.
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Chastain DE – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Robert E. Hampson, Arthur M Doweyko, Amy J. Murphy)
- Title: 200 Years of Women in SF Description: In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Taking that as a starting point, our panelists will discuss women in SF, how they have fared, who they are, and how things have changed over the years. Presented in conjunction with the Diversity in SF track. 90 minutes. Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 2.5 Hours)(Tentative Panelists: Bethany Kesler, Lee Martindale, L. M. Davis, Anya Martin, Trisha J. Wooldridge, Amy J. Murphy)
- Title: The Military Mind in SF Description: Many military and ex-military authors write (gasp!) Military SF. Can someone with a non-military background do well at it? What does it take? Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: David Afsharirad, Jack Campbell, Marc Alan Edelheit, Doug Dandridge, Amy J. Murphy, John D. Ringo, David Weber)