Even though I'm dreadfully bogged down with work and school and other stuff, I decided that Philcon was close enough that I could afford a touch more over-commitment. That was, of course, before Hurricane Sandy knocked out my power last week and put me even further behind on things. Nonetheless, here's my schedule, and I'm sticking to it:
WOMEN IN FANTASY
Sat 5:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)
[Panelists: Oz Drummond (mod), Barbara Barnett, D.L. Carter, KT Pinto, A.C. Wise]
Regardless of the historical period that they are borrowing from, female protagonists in fantasy are typically strong and feminist and having mindsets that would be at home from the 1970s on. Is this required for modern readers, and is this becoming a cliche?
THE PHILCON FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION MUSIC PANEL: MP3'S WELCOME
Sat 11:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two (1 hour)
[Panelists: Rock Robertson (mod), Timothy Binder, Tony Finan, Jonah Knight, Patricia Wake, Barbara Barnett]
You Bring It, We discuss and play it. And we play our own stuff too. A DJ will be present at all times for your convenience.
If anyone has any song suggestions for the fantasy and SF music panel, suggest away. I have my own selections in mind, of course, but I like learning about ones I might not be familiar with or just hadn't thought of.
And since I know women in fantasy is a topic of interest to many of my flisters (and myself, obviously), feel free to suggest any good/bad examples of strong (or supposedly strong) women in fantasy fiction that you think are worth bringing up on the panel.