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Thursday, May 16
 

3:30pm

Ignite Talks
Get snapshot talks on a variety of subjects, geared toward jumpstarting your brain. Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The results are fast and fun presentation each of which lasts just 5 minutes.

http://www.ignitetalks.io/

Topics include:
Daryl Gregory - Answer these 3 Questions to Make Your Plots Dramatic
Heather McDougal -Orreries
Stephen Granade - Five Minutes to Your First Interactive Story
Jeffe Kennedy - SFWA services

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Granade

Stephen Granade

Writer, Scientist
Stephen Granade is a scientist and writer. His interactive narratives include the award-winning "Will Not Let Me Go" and "Fragile Shells". He hosts NASA's "No Small Steps" series and organizes the Dragon Con science track.
avatar for Daryl Gregory

Daryl Gregory

Writer
Daryl Gregory is an award-winning writer of genre-mixing novels, stories, and comics. His novels include Spoonbenders (upcoming from Knopf), Harrison Squared, Afterparty, Pandemonium, Raising Stony Mayhall, The Devil’s Alphabet, and the World Fantasy Award- winning short novel We... Read More →
avatar for Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning, best-selling author who writes fantasy with romantic elements and contemporary romance. She serves on the Board of Directors for SFWA as a Director at Large. Her most recent works include the high fantasy trilogy from Rebel Base books, The Chronicles... Read More →
avatar for Heather McDougal

Heather McDougal

Head Designer, The Magic Pavilion Tent Company
I have a lot of in-depth knowledge about crafts: glassblowing, ceramics, moldmaking, casting (glass and metal), architectural design, weaving, felting, dying, costuming, sewing, patternmaking, and lots of other things, as well as the history of these arts. I own a tent company (still... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C/D Salon

5:00pm

It's a Dog, Not a Robot: service dogs in practice
Service dogs can make a life-changing difference for people living with disabilities. The idea that most people have is of the seeing-eye dog, but service dogs can do so much more. Stability dogs. PTSD dogs. Seizure dogs. These working dogs are astounding. At the same time, they are dogs, not robots. You probably know that you shouldn't touch them. Did you know that you also should not make eye contact or speak to them. Our panelists all have direct experience with service dogs and will discuss what living and working with a dog is like

Speakers
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Nebula and Hugo nominated novel The Calculating Stars. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. Her... Read More →
avatar for Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Author & Disability Activist
Four time Hugo Finalist Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is a deafblind author and editor of speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in Fireside, Uncanny, CNN, tor.com and numerous other venues.
avatar for Jordan Kurella

Jordan Kurella

Writer
Jordan Kurella is a fiction author whose stories have been featured in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex Magazine, and Strange Horizons. They are bisexual and disabled from a straight flush of mental health disorders. Jordan lives in Ohio with their partner and their service dog.


Thursday May 16, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
G/H Salon

9:00pm

Discussing Ursula K LeGuin
Speakers
avatar for Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Director, Speculative Literature Foundation
avatar for Curtis C. Chen

Curtis C. Chen

Secretary, SFWA
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Hidden Hills
 
Friday, May 17
 

2:00pm

Office Hours
Often the best conversations at a convention are the ones that carry over after a panel. Here we have provided a space for authors, editors, agents, and our partners to share their expertise in intimate meetings. These can either be a one-on-one about an area of expertise such as hypnotism, sailing, or contract law. Or it could be an offer to talk shop such as brainstorming sticky plot points, world-building dilemmas, or how to set up book tours.

Available topics this hour are:
  • Modern & Historical Ceramics
  • Glassblowing
  • Weaving
  • Pattern-making
  • Orreries
  • Building a Fan Base and Branding in Self-Publishing
  • Writing Workshops
  • Queries
  • Scrivener, Autocrit, and Other Writing Software
  • Writing SF for TV
  • Graphic Design
  • Book Covers
  • Project Management
  • Bullet Journaling
  • Teaching Creative Writing as Supplemental Income
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Hypnosis


Speakers
avatar for Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen

Author, Paper Golem LLC
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, founded the Klingon Language Institute, runs a small press, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors' issues. He's been a finalist for Campbell Award, the Hugo Award, and the Nebula Award, and... Read More →
avatar for Susan Forest

Susan Forest

Laksa Media Groups
Susan Forest writes SF, fantasy and horror, and is an award-winning fiction editor for Laksa Media. Her novel, Bursts of Fire, came out in 2019, to be followed by Flights of Marigolds. She has published over 25 short stories, contributes to When Words Collide, and has appeared at... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Lyons

Jenn Lyons

I'm a fantasy author and artist. My first book, The Ruin of Kings, is expected in Winter 2019, by Tor Books. I have 20+ years of experience as an illustrator and graphic artist, and am also a veteran of the video game industry. I have an embarrassing number of hobbies.
avatar for Michael Cassutt

Michael Cassutt

writer-producer, Hulu, Apple+, Netflix, Syfy
In addition to novels, short stories and non-fiction, I've written, produced or developed a great deal of SF/fantasy for television: THE TWILIGHT ZONE, MAX HEADROOM, EERIE INDIANA, THE DEAD ZONE, Z NATION, BLACK SUMMER and now WILD CARDS and FOUNDATION.
avatar for barbara barnett

barbara barnett

author
Barbara Barnett is author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books). She is Executive Editor of Blogcritics Magazine (blogcritics.org), a general-interest online magazine, for which she has also contributed nearly 1,000 essays, reviews, and interviews... Read More →
avatar for Curtis C. Chen

Curtis C. Chen

Secretary, SFWA
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Ciana Doidge

Meghan Ciana Doidge

Writer, Old Man in the CrossWalk
Indie publishing, branding, urban fantasy
avatar for Heather McDougal

Heather McDougal

Head Designer, The Magic Pavilion Tent Company
I have a lot of in-depth knowledge about crafts: glassblowing, ceramics, moldmaking, casting (glass and metal), architectural design, weaving, felting, dying, costuming, sewing, patternmaking, and lots of other things, as well as the history of these arts. I own a tent company (still... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

The Why and How of Accessibility Guidelines
People with disabilities used to be hidden away as a matter of course. Buildings were not built to be accommodating and that excluded people from participating fully in society. That began to change with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he had to travel with a portable ramp. It took another sixty years to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the 21st century, people still fight for access. The goal of The Accessibility Checklist for SFWA Spaces is full accessibility to all participants, attendees, and guests of SFWA events such as the Nebula Conference. Our panelists give examples of the experiences that drove it, discuss the importance of its creation, and how it’s being used by SFWA and convention-runners all around the country. As we move forward, what should the future of accessibility look like?

Moderators
avatar for Lee Martindale

Lee Martindale

Writer, SFWA
As a writer, Lee Martindale's short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and can now be found in the collection BARD’S ROAD. As an anthologist, she edited the groundbreaking SUCH A PRETTY FACE and THE LADIES OF TRADE TOWN. Lee is a Lifetime Active Member, a member of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Author & Disability Activist
Four time Hugo Finalist Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is a deafblind author and editor of speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in Fireside, Uncanny, CNN, tor.com and numerous other venues.
avatar for Michael Damian Thomas

Michael Damian Thomas

Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Uncanny Magazine
Michael Damian Thomas is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of 2016 Hugo Award finalist Uncanny Magazine with Lynne M. Thomas. He was a two-time Hugo Award finalist as the former Managing Editor of Apex Magazine (2012-2013), co-edited the Hugo-nominated Queers Dig Time Lords (Mad Norwegian... Read More →

Finalists

Friday May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C/D Salon

3:00pm

Office Hours
Often the best conversations at a convention are the ones that carry over after a panel. Here we have provided a space for authors, editors, agents, and our partners to share their expertise in intimate meetings. These can either be a one-on-one about an area of expertise such as hypnotism, sailing, or contract law. Or it could be an offer to talk shop such as brainstorming sticky plot points, world-building dilemmas, or how to set up book tours.

Available topics this hour are:
  • Writing and Submitting Short Fiction x2
  • How to Get and/or Switch Agents
  • Writing Cross-Genre
  • Sailing, Ocean Voyages, and Marine Weather
  • Tech, Business, and Ghost Writing
  • The Business of Writing Novels
  • Working at Google
  • Tech Start Ups
  • Health Insurance Industry
  • Bread Making
  • Editing
  • Writing Hard SF
  • Trends in the Field
  • Self-Publishing
  • Querying
  • Podcasting
  • Design
  • Outlining
  • Nursing
  • Ambulance Transport
  • Burns
  • The ICU


Speakers
TQ

Trevor Quachri

Editor in Chief, Analog Science Fiction and Fact
avatar for Rekka Jay

Rekka Jay

Author, R J Theodore
SF/Steampunk author of Peridot Shift series (Parvus Press). Early riser. Graphic designer by profession. Just launched WE MAKE BOOKS podcast (wmbcast.com) with Kaelyn Considine of Parvus Press. We'd love to hear from you about your questions, concerns, wisdom, and anecdotes from your... Read More →
avatar for Caroline M. Yoachim

Caroline M. Yoachim

Author
Hugo and three-time Nebula Award finalist Caroline M. Yoachim is a prolific author of short stories, appearing in Asimov’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed, among other places. Her work has been reprinted in multiple year’s best anthologies and translated... Read More →
avatar for Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning, best-selling author who writes fantasy with romantic elements and contemporary romance. She serves on the Board of Directors for SFWA as a Director at Large. Her most recent works include the high fantasy trilogy from Rebel Base books, The Chronicles... Read More →
avatar for Mike Chen

Mike Chen

Author, HarperCollins
Mike Chen is the author of HERE AND NOW AND THEN (MIRA, 2019) and A BEGINNING AT THE END (MIRA, 2020). He has contributed to major geek websites (The Mary Sue, The Portalist, Tor), covered the NHL for mainstream media outlets, and is super proud of his Star Trek: TNG fan fiction... Read More →
avatar for Darusha Wehm

Darusha Wehm

Author
M. Darusha Wehm is an author, long-distance sailor, and cyborg. They are the author of the interactive fiction game The Martian Job, as well as the science fiction novels Beautiful Red, Children of Arkadia, The Voyage of the White Cloud, and the Andersson Dexter cyberpunk detective... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom

4:00pm

Office Hours
Often the best conversations at a convention are the ones that carry over after a panel. Here we have provided a space for authors, editors, agents, and our partners to share their expertise in intimate meetings. These can either be a one-on-one about an area of expertise such as hypnotism, sailing, or contract law. Or it could be an offer to talk shop such as brainstorming sticky plot points, world-building dilemmas, or how to set up book tours.

Available topics this hour are:
  • How Publishing Works
  • Social Services and Social Science
  • Brazil
  • Fight Scenes
  • Querying Agents and What to Expect
  • The Debut Author Experience
  • Social Media Tips
  • Book Tour Planning
  • Publishing with Small Presses
  • Submitting Short Stories
  • Critique Groups
  • Tips for Reading
  • Sensitivity Reading
  • Pitching Non-Fiction
  • Blindness Representation
  • Editing
  • Submitting Short Fiction
  • Writing Hard SF
  • Trends in the Field
  • Literary Theory
  • Story Structure
  • Narration
  • Reading as a Writer


Speakers
avatar for Jennie Goloboy

Jennie Goloboy

Literary Agent, Donald Maass Literary Agency
avatar for Jacob Weisman

Jacob Weisman

Publisher, Tachyon Publications
Jacob Weisman is the editor and publisher at Tachyon Publications, which he founded in 1995. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award three times for his work at Tachyon and is the series editor of Tachyon’s Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Shirley Jackson Award-winning novella... Read More →
avatar for Aimee Kuzenski

Aimee Kuzenski

Author and stick-beatings administrator
avatar for Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Author & Disability Activist
Four time Hugo Finalist Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is a deafblind author and editor of speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in Fireside, Uncanny, CNN, tor.com and numerous other venues.
avatar for Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Rebecca Gomez Farrell writes all the speculative fiction genres she can conjure up. Her first fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, debuted in August 2017 from Meerkat Press. You can find her shorter works in over twenty publications including Defenestration, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and most... Read More →
TQ

Trevor Quachri

Editor in Chief, Analog Science Fiction and Fact
avatar for Illimani Ferreira

Illimani Ferreira

Writer
https://sites.google.com/a/newmyths.com/nmwebsite/fiction/trial-of-the-bull


Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom

5:00pm

Maximize your lifetime earnings
Authors have a great many opportunities to maximize their lifetime earnings but a great deal of effort and work is necessary to do so. They have to inventory, store and exploit all their publishing agreements. They need to monitor their traditionally published books.  They need to revert and re-publish when they can. With some effort, they can take advantage of all the new opportunities audio books, translation, ebooks, etc.

Moderators
EE

Ethan Ellenberg

President, Ethan Ellenberg Lit. Agency

Friday May 17, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
I/J Salon
 
Saturday, May 18
 

10:00am

Failure State
Failure State: From the Tacoma Narrows bridge to Challenger, failures are made of incremental steps. NASA talks about "lessons learned" as a way to examine failure states and then move forward. It acknowledges that when making strides, we also make missteps. Without learning from them, those same processes will continue to be tripping points. In this panel, we'll talk about specific engineering failures and look at how the lessons learned from those can apply to other work.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Nebula and Hugo nominated novel The Calculating Stars. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. Her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Eichorn

Shannon Eichorn

Author, Astra Invicta
Aerospace engineer by day, contemporary space opera writer by night. Shannon Eichorn double majored in aerospace and mechanical engineering and has since written service instructions for jet engines, been a test engineer at supersonic wind tunnels, and managed aerospace ground testing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Cassutt

Michael Cassutt

writer-producer, Hulu, Apple+, Netflix, Syfy
In addition to novels, short stories and non-fiction, I've written, produced or developed a great deal of SF/fantasy for television: THE TWILIGHT ZONE, MAX HEADROOM, EERIE INDIANA, THE DEAD ZONE, Z NATION, BLACK SUMMER and now WILD CARDS and FOUNDATION.
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Bobak Ferdowsi

Space Explorer
avatar for Kjell Lindgren

Kjell Lindgren

Astronaut, NASA
Dr. Kjell N. Lindgren was selected by NASA in 2009. He spent most of his childhood abroad and returned to the U.S. to complete his education and earn a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Colorado. He is board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine. After serving as... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
C/D Salon

11:00am

Office Hours
Often the best conversations at a convention are the ones that carry over after a panel. Here we have provided a space for authors, editors, agents, and our partners to share their expertise in intimate meetings. These can either be a one-on-one about an area of expertise such as hypnotism, sailing, or contract law. Or it could be an offer to talk shop such as brainstorming sticky plot points, world-building dilemmas, or how to set up book tours.

Topics available this hour are:
  • There are no Office Hours scheduled for this time slot


Saturday May 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Oasis

11:30am

Sustainable Fandom: How Influencers Maintain and Grow Their Communities and Businesses
The rise of the "influencer" has shed light on the foundational relationship that is capitalized on when culture becomes commercial: that between the content and the audience. Because of the proximity influencers have to their audiences, they are able to build a web of monetization options around a core fanbase, rather than need a mainstream hit to succeed. This session will explore the content creation, distribution, and monetization models that influencers (especially those on YouTube who have written best-selling books) use, and how these methods, along with audience development strategies, can be used in the Science-Fiction author community.



Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
C/D Salon

12:00pm

Office Hours
Often the best conversations at a convention are the ones that carry over after a panel. Here we have provided a space for authors, editors, agents, and our partners to share their expertise in intimate meetings. These can either be a one-on-one about an area of expertise such as hypnotism, sailing, or contract law. Or it could be an offer to talk shop such as brainstorming sticky plot points, world-building dilemmas, or how to set up book tours.

Available topics this hour are:
  • Copyright, Trademark, Fair Use, and Parody Law
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Questions
  • Author Websites - From Set Up to Fix Up
  • Querying x2
  • Networking
  • Working with Agents and Editors
  • Writing Sex in SF (craft)
  • Working with Editors
  • Working with Actors
  • MFAs, Workshops, and Clarion (Oh my!)
  • Early Music
  • Invented Religions
  • Dragons
  • Medieval farming
  • Book Cover Design
  • Cover Consult
  • Writing and Selling Middle Grade
  • Writing Science Fiction and Social Fiction
  • Podcasts and Audio Dramas in SFF

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Louise

Eddie Louise

Author
Writer of the hit audio-drama podcast THE TALES OF SAGE AND SAVANT and the tie-in novel TransMIGRATIONS from Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Hit me up for all things mad science, time-travel, and scripted audio-dramas.
avatar for Tara Smith

Tara Smith

PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
Tara Smith is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her PhD explores how science fiction can be used to affect social change. Her Honours Thesis examined the ecological messages within Frank Herbert's Dune series. Tara hopes that her work can help science fiction... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Reese

Jenn Reese

Author & Cover Designer
JENN REESE (she/her) writes speculative fiction for readers of all ages. Her next middle grade book, A Game of Fox & Squirrels, is coming from Henry Holt BYR in April 2020. Her short fiction has appeared in F&SF, Fireside, Analog, DSF, Strange Horizons, and the World Fantasy Award-winning... Read More →
avatar for Diana M. Pho

Diana M. Pho

Editor, Tor Books
Diana M. Pho is a two-time Hugo Award-nominated editor at Tor Books. Books she has edited have gone on to win the Thriller Award (Steeplejack by A. J. Hartley, for Best YA), and the Ditmar Award (Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer, for Best Novel) and to become award finalists... Read More →
avatar for Andy Duncan

Andy Duncan

Associate Professor, Frostburg State University
I have been publishing science fiction and fantasy at the short story, novelette and novella lengths since 1997, receiving a Nebula Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and three World Fantasy Awards. I have taught undergraduate writing since 1993. I attended Clarion West in... Read More →
avatar for K. M. Szpara

K. M. Szpara

Author
K.M. Szpara is a queer and trans author who lives in Baltimore, MD, with a tiny dog. Kellan's debut alt-/near-future novel, DOCILE (Spring 2020, Tor.com Publishing), explores the snowballing debt crisis, consent, and privilege, and can be described as "really gay". He is the author... Read More →
avatar for Alex Bird Tillson

Alex Bird Tillson

Writer & Entertainment Lawyer
Alex Bird Tillson is an Irish-Puerto Rican speculative fiction writer who graduated with a Journalism degree and Juris Doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington. After fifteen years of entertainment law practice in Los Angeles, Alex now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida with... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Hartman

Rachel Hartman

Writer
Rachel Hartman is the author of the NYT bestselling YA fantasy SERAPHINA and its sequel SHADOW SCALE. Her most recent book, TESS OF THE ROAD, was just nominated for the Andre Norton and Lodestar Awards. Rachel lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. In her free time she sings... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oasis

4:00pm

A conversation with Bobak Ferdowsi, the Nebula ceremony toastmaster
You have questions about NASA or robots on Mars?

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Granade

Stephen Granade

Writer, Scientist
Stephen Granade is a scientist and writer. His interactive narratives include the award-winning "Will Not Let Me Go" and "Fragile Shells". He hosts NASA's "No Small Steps" series and organizes the Dragon Con science track.
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Bobak Ferdowsi

Space Explorer


Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hidden Hills
 
Sunday, May 19
 

10:00am

Jewish vs. Israeli Sf
Jewish and Israeli SF — shared worlds or alternate dimensions? American-Jewish writers who take up Jewish themes inhabit a universe and share sensitivities that are worlds apart from those those of their Israeli confrères. This proposed panel, featuring Sheldon Teitelbaum, Harry Turtledove, Rachel Swirsky and others, will map out both shared and divergent sensibilities  

Moderators
avatar for Margaret Dunlap

Margaret Dunlap

Writer
Margaret Dunlap writes for the small and smaller screens. Credits include: television (Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Eureka, The Middleman), new media (The Lizzie Bennet Diaires, Emmy-winning transmedia adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice), animation (Marvel Rising... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove

Guest of Honor: Harry Turtledove is one of Gaslight Gathering Guests of Honor. Harry Norman Turtledove was born in Los Angeles, CA on 14 June 1949. After failing out of his freshman year at Caltech, he attended UCLA, where he received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977. His dissertation... Read More →
avatar for Sheldon Teitelbaum

Sheldon Teitelbaum

Editor, Zion's Fiction LLC
Co-editor, 'Zion's Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature.' Former member, editorial board, Fantasia 2000. Published genre-related work in The Jerusalem Post, The Jerusalem Report, The Los Angeles Times, Foundation, SF Eye, Wired and elsewhere. Completing 'More Zion's... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
I/J Salon

10:00am

We Have Always Been Here
Women have been part of our genres from the beginning, but many have been allowed to fade into obscurity, or haven't been given their due. Our panel discusses which authors we should still be reading, and who might have become SFWA Grand Masters if they had been born or publishing in another time, from Leigh Brackett to Miriam Allen DeFord to Vonda McIntyre.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Pinsker

Sarah Pinsker

Director at Large, SFWA

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Gunn

Eileen Gunn

Writer/Editor
Eileen Gunn is a short-story writer. She is currently working on a novel about race and gender, set in 19th-century America. Her fiction has received the Nebula Award in the US the and Sense of Gender Award in Japan, and been nominated for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
A/B Salon

11:30am

SFWA Services -- What can we do for you?
SFWA has dozens of services for its members and it's easy to overlook things. In this presentation, we present an overview of things SFWA can do for you. Afterwards, SFWA representatives will be available if you have more in-depth questions.

Speakers
avatar for Curtis C. Chen

Curtis C. Chen

Secretary, SFWA
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered... Read More →
avatar for Lee Martindale

Lee Martindale

Writer, SFWA
As a writer, Lee Martindale's short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and can now be found in the collection BARD’S ROAD. As an anthologist, she edited the groundbreaking SUCH A PRETTY FACE and THE LADIES OF TRADE TOWN. Lee is a Lifetime Active Member, a member of the... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Pinsker

Sarah Pinsker

Director at Large, SFWA


Sunday May 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
I/J Salon