Norwescon 37 is nearly upon us in beautiful Seattle, which means it’s time to share my schedule. You can find me at the con April 17–20th!
Faith in Speculative Fiction
Fri 2:00pm-3:00pm Cascade 10
Faith is an area that is often overlooked in world-building and character motivation for speculative fiction in spite of the impact that it has had and continues to have (for good and bad) in our world. How does faith affect the setting and formation of a fictional world? How has faith been used well (or badly) in our genres?
Lillian Cohen-Moore (M), Stina Leicht, Ken Scholes, Dean Wells, G. Willow Wilson
Tech at the Gaming Table
Sat 2:00pm-3:00pm Cascade 12
Do you involve technology into your tabletop game nights? What works and what is just a big distraction? This will cover tools to involve people further into your stories, and how to avoid the pitfalls of modern day attention getters driving distraction from the game. We will also talk about how to use Skype and other video conferencing to involve players from far away.
Lillian Cohen-Moore (M), Eric Cagle, Bruce R Cordell, Amber Eagar, Dylan S.
Sat 10:00am-11:00am Cascade 3&4
Not every disability is apparent at a glance, nor is anyone’s personal health anyone else’s business. From mental illness to chronic disease to a variety of syndromes and impairments too lengthy to list, we’ll discuss the difficulties of living with chronic health conditions, the stigmas associated, what progress has (or hasn’t) been made in reforming public perception, and strategies on getting other people to mind their own blasted business.
Maida ‘Mac’ Combs (M), Lillian Cohen-Moore, Sar Surmick, Lilith von Fraumench
Women in Games
Sat 4:00pm-5:00pm Cascade 7&8
Our annual discussion of women in both the games industry and gaming as a hobby.
Julie Haehn (M), Lillian Cohen-Moore, Angel Leigh McCoy, Lola Watson, Gwen Yeh
Seanan McGuire Q&A
Sat 5:00pm-6:00pm Evergreen 3&4
A Q&A session with Norwescon 37 Special Guest of Honor Seanan McGuire.
Lillian Cohen-Moore, Seanan McGuire
In other upcoming con-related news, I’ll be Indianapolis this August 14-17, for Gen Con, as an Industry Insider Guest of Honor. This year’s slate of Insiders is amazing, and I’m so happy to get to be a part of it.