I’ll be at ConFusion in Detroit this coming weekend! All my panels are packed onto Saturday, which is great. Sadly, I’m not on any literary panels, but it seemed like they were having a harder time finding people for the general geek culture panels than they were for the literary ones, so since I volunteered for both, they probably put me where they needed panelists the most! Here’s where you can find me:
Parenting in the 21st Century
10am Saturday: Saugatuck
Parenting has always been a challenge, but is it more challenging these days? Are “the kids” no longer sufficiently respectful of one’s lawn? And what is it with the YouTubes and the Twitters? Are these new problems, or just the same problems other generations of parents faced, dressed in new clothes?
That’s Not My Star Wars!
11am Saturday: Leelanaw
At one point, it appeared most of the world agreed on the canon-destroying awfulness of the Star Wars prequel films, and their unholy avatar Jar Jar Binks. But a new generation of Star Wars is taking hold, and not everyone is pleased with the direction that’s going, either. Where do we draw our mental lines, and why?
The Do’s and Don’ts of Fandom
1pm Saturday: Interlochen
Supporting one another is always important, especially in small communities. What is the best way to support others? How do we keep ourselves from hurting other fandoms
Reading: Dyrk Ashton, Tracy Townsend, Sarah Hans
5pm Saturday: Leelanaw
So…will I see you there?