April 2009


It’s for a good cause: Electric Velocipede is having cash flow problems, and you can buy some awesome chapbooks and back issues and other awesome stuff, including an issue with the awesometastic Jennifer Pelland. While you’re there, subscribe and you can get the issue with ME ME ME. What’s not to love?

Hey, check it out! It’s me on Twitter. I’m sure you’re so excited you can hardly wash. I know I am!

Let me show you it:
Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading participant Fri 10:30 – 11:59PM Assembly
Nancy Moore, J. Kathleen Cheney, Tina Connolly, Lori Devoti, Moondancer Drake, Gwynne Garfinkle, Kimberley Long-Ewing, Kathryn Sullivan, Katherine Mankiller, Morven Westfield, Phoebe Wray.
Resolving Time Travel Paradoxes participant Sat 2:30 – 3:59PM Assembly
Alan Bostick, Sandra Almazan, Stickshift Bear, Staci Straw, Katherine Mankiller.
You invent a time machine, go back into the past, and kill your grandfather. Then where did you come from? SF authors have come up with a variety of ingenious responses to the so-called “grandfather paradox.” Interestingly, theoretical physicists have, too. We’ll look at a bunch of them.
Take Back the Sci-Fi participant Sun 4:00 – 5:29PM 623
Beth Plutchak, Mikki Kendall, Shira Lipkin, Katherine Mankiller.
Sexual assault and rape frequently get used as symbolic plot devices with no consideration about the realities of how these events effect survivors and the people around them and the larger social realities of this epidemic. Sometimes these stories get told well but often they perpetuate social myths and stereotypes that normalize predatory behavior and make survivors complicit. How do authors work to create a culture where stories that perpetuate rape myths are not acceptable? Examples?

Let me show you them!
Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading Fri 10:30pm – 11:59 Assembly
Social Media: What is it and How you Promote Yourself and Your Work Sun 1:00pm – 2:29 Wisconsin