I’ll be attending Octocon next weekend. If anyone wants to bring a copy of my book for me to sign, I’d be happy to do that. I’m afraid I won’t have copies with me, but you can order them through all reputable booksellers, including Hodges Figgis on Dawson St.
I’ll be bringing some of my stack of books I will never get to read/reread in order to give away, so there’s that.
These are the panels I’ll be on:
Beyond the Hellmouth
Saturday 17:00 – 18:00, Salusa Secundus (Camden Court Hotel)
What makes a convincing fictional hell? Is it the uptempo singing or dancing or must it be personal and bespoke? Should moral relativism define your eternity and isn’t it possible to get used to anything eventually?
Lynda E Rucker, Peadar Ó Guilín, Dr. Allen Stroud, Fionnuala Murphy (M), Dr. Liz Bourke
The Art of Shipping (Free Shipping With Every Order Of The Phoenix) [18+]
Saturday 21:00 – 22:00, Salusa Secundus (Camden Court Hotel)
From characters on tv shows to countries to fast food restaurants to Kirk and Spock, everything seems to have ships now a days. Why are fangirls / is everyone obsessed with shipping?
Sakura Perez (M), C.E. Murphy, Diane Duane, Dr. Liz Bourke, Ms. Wendy Fries
Shapes of Family & Relationships In Genre
Sunday 12:00 – 13:00, Salusa Secundus (Camden Court Hotel)
What would be the shape of a “traditional” family off the surface of this planet? How do relationships work on a spaceship or during early planetary colonisation? What would be the economic incentives shaping family life in space? From Heinlein’s line marriages, the alien / human sexual partnership in A Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, multi-parent families in for example The Expanse, how have these questions been explored and how have the ideas stood the test of time.
C.E. Murphy, Paul Anthony Shortt, Russell A. Smith, Fionna O’Sullivan (M), Dr. Liz Bourke
I still haven’t bought my membership, because I am a broke freelancer and also slow. I should probably get on that…