Be Careful Among Dem Scottish*
Thursday 2:00pm Fem-Bots and Faeries (1.5 hrs)
Judith Clute, Paul Cockburn, Karen Haber, Madeleine E. Robins, Jannie Shea, Delphyne Woods
"Although we no longer live with the nipple shortage of the 1950s, fantasy art remains unreconstructed." Why hasn't feminism affected sf and fantasy art - or has it?
Friday 10:00am Kaffeeklatsch
Friday 12:00 noonThe Return of the Queen: Writing Feminism in a Medieval World
Lillian Stewart Carl, Ellen Kushner, Julianne Lee, Diana L. Paxson, Madeleine E. Robins (M)
The "real" Middle Ages is not known for fostering feminism. Apart from the upper aristocracy, few women had any power or freedom of action, and that was limited by the conventions of male society. What are the effects of introducing feminism to a medieval setting?
Sunday 11:30am Reading (0.5 hrs)
Monday 11:00am Autographing
I suspect I'm on the Feminism in Art panel because of my sordid history in comic book publishing. That could be fun. And while I'm interested in the Medieval World (the next book I write may be set in Medieval Italy, so I've been reading up) I am not a specialist on the Medieval World--but I'm moderating, and it might be all I need to do is show up and keep order.
As for the rest, I have yet to have a kaffeeklatsch anywhere except at Boskone where anyone showed up to talk to me, but at 10 am, if the coffee's there, I'll show up and see what happens. Ditto the autographing (especially since Terry Pratchett is scheduled for the same slot, and I suspect there will be a few more people lined up to see him than me). But I like doing readings, and I generally enjoy doing panels. Just hope, since my plane gets in to Glasgow at 8am on Thursday morning, that I'm not too totally fried to navigate a successful sentence or two for my two p.m. panel.
*adapted from Jan Rubes's line in Witness, which my father quotes at me from time to time.