Below is my Capclave (sponsored by the Washington Science Fiction Association) schedule, which occurs October 6-8, 2017.
Toward A More Diverse Genre
How do authors portray persons of color, the disabled, and gender in their stories? Science fiction and fantasy have come a long way and have often been at the forefront of these issues and sometimes not. What more needs to be done? What’s the next step in portraying a more diverse universe?
K.M. Szpara, Craig L. Gidney, Vanessa Phin (m),Michelle Sonnier, Sarah Avery
Reading – Craig L. Gidney (3:30-4pm)
LGBTQ Speculative Fiction
Panelists will discuss where to find the best LGBT fiction being written today and what they think are the dos and don’ts of writing LGBT characters.
Craig L. Gidney, Sarah Pinsker, Vanessa Phin (m)