As mentioned previously, I will be a guest at Lunacon this year!
Here is my schedule as it presently stands:
Fanfic That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Friday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Literary classic + monsters = Bestseller? How did this formula, called crazy by any other name, suddenly become the Next Big Thing? While everyone marvels over what a brilliant idea this is, why does no one want to admit it’s fanfiction? What does this trend say about readers, what is it trying to accomplish, and what are we going to see next?
Alma Alexander, Toni Lay, Allison Lonsdale, Jenifer Rosenberg [M], Pamela Scoville
-This should be fun – and it certainly helps me select my leisurely reading for the month!
Year in TV
Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Heroes, Dollhouse, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13, and so many others… What caught our interest and what lost us–or is now lost to us–forever.
Ariel Cinii, Kathleen O’Shea David, Bob Greenberger [M], Kim Kindya, Jenifer Rosenberg
– I am really looking forward to this one! A fun topic and a good group!
Faith and Belief in Fandom
Saturday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
SFF and your religious beliefs. Are religion and fandom inherently antagonistic? Does telling someone in fandom that you’re religious automatically lead to shunning? Does this mean fandom’s not as open-minded and tolerant as we’d like to think?
Alexandra Elizabeth Honigsberg, Lawrence Kramer [M], Jenifer Rosenberg, Jeff Warner
– This one should prove interesting! The subject matter fascinates me. I only know one of my fellow panelists, though, so it will be really interesting to see where the other two are coming from.
Zombie Survival Tips
Saturday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
What to put in your emergency zombie kit, what you’ll need to survive the initial onslaught and how to survive the aftermath. (Please leave your chainsaws and flaming crossbows at home.) How do we prepare for actual disasters? What disasters are we prepared for?
Laura Quish Brzozoski, Jonathan Maberry, Susan Palermo, Jenifer Rosenberg [M], Edward X. Young
– moderating a zombie panel! That could end up being quite an adventure.
Geeks with Kids
Sunday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
It’s hard enough balancing a fannish lifestyle with the demands of your regular nine-to-five existence, adding kids to the mix makes it that much harder. How do fannish parents juggle it all without going crazy? What are some of the unique challenges of raising a second-, third-, or even fourth-generation fan? And will teaching your baby Klingon before he can walk really doom him to a dateless existence?
Kathleen O’Shea David [M], Alfonse A. Di Donato Jr., Lee Gilliland, Jenifer Rosenberg
Is the British Invasion Losing Steam?
Sunday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Considering how the last seasons of Torchwood, Dr. Who and Sarah Jane have been received by the fans, has the glow come off the TARDIS? What else is out there that we haven’t heard of yet? Can American remakes of British shows really succeed?
Kathleen O’Shea David, Diane Kovalcin, Toni Lay [M], Jenifer Rosenberg, Lisa Sullivan
– I am very excited about this one! I happen to adore Being Human, and I am looking forward to talking about it!
If you’ll be attending the convention, I’ll see you there! 🙂