Below is my Capclave (sponsored by the Washington Science Fiction Association) schedule, which occurs October 6-8, 2017.

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7pm Friday

Salon A

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

3pm Saturday

Bethesda

Reading – Craig L. Gidney (3:30-4pm)

11am Sunday

Frederick

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)