Saturday, June 13, 2009

Radical Sci-Fi/Fantasy Convention

Sorry about the scant posting lately...I've been plugging away at a fairly substantial post about kids and parents and gender in moments that try not to steal energy from book-writin' (which has been a bit of a hard grind these last few weeks) but that post isn't quite ready yet. In the meantime, a friend passed along a really cool looking link: Think Galactic is a radical left sci-fi/fantasy discussion group in Chicago and in a couple of weeks they are putting on what looks like an amazing convention. Panel titles include Gender & Sexuality in FanFiction, Race & Ethnicity in YA, Anarchism & the Superhero, Cultural Appropriation, Species Defined Gender Roles, RaceFail '09, Recognizing Privilege in Theism and Atheism, and lots of other really neat stuff. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to make it, at least this year, but if you think you might, go ahead and register!

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