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March 2017



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Readercon Schedule:
Friday 2:00 PM, Vinyard: Kaffeeklatsch

Friday 4:00 PM, Salon G: Panel

The Fiction of Charles Stross. Elizabeth Bear, Daniel P. Dern, Jeff Hecht, Robert
Killheffer, David G. Shaw (L).

Saturday 11:00 AM, Salon G: Panel

The Career of Nalo Hopkinson. Elizabeth Bear, Gemma Files, Andrea Hairston, Victoria
Janssen, Gary K. Wolfe (L).

Saturday 1:00 PM, Salon F: Panel

The Meat and the Motion: The Body and Physicality in Spec Fic. Athena Andreadis,
Elizabeth Bear (L), Blake Charlton, Anil Menon, Kestrell Verlager. ** Leader
(Participant / Moderator) **

Hard sf often treats the body as a meat machine: interchangeable, expandable with parts
of other bodies or gadgetry, even disposable. Paranormal romance and urban fantasy
stories, however, are highly physical and personal: people gasp, bleed, wrestle, have
sex, throw up, pass out. What makes some types of speculative fiction more conducive
to discussion of sensation and movement? And what leads some writers to embrace the
physical while others ignore, amend, or even deny it?

Saturday 2:30 PM, NH / MA: Reading (30 min.)

from her forthcoming novel _Grail_. (or audience request)

Sunday 1:00 PM, : Autographing

And now I am going to catwax by preserving food. Frozen corn and canned rhubarb jam, coming up. Tomorrow, canned peas (if there are enough in the garden) and pickled summer squash/zucchini. </font>


I've never heard "catwax" before - what does it mean?
Comes in two forms--cat vaccuming and cat waxing. Cat vacuuming is all the stuff you do to avoid writing--play Peggle, websurf, etc. Cat WAXING is more insidious, and involves things that could justifiably be PREPARING for writing.

Like preserving all this excess produce for winter, see? I'm actually SAVING MYSELF TIME LATER, because in January I will have fresh corn and squash pickles.

Oh, now I have a term for it. I do exactly the same thing - it's not wasting time if it's being productive!
Well, it's good to do fresh. I have some bok choi and broccoli that I either need to use in a meal and freeze or look up how to freeze straight. And a couple of sad looking scallions that need to get eaten. Maybe I can use the bok choi in okonomiyaki where the recipe calls for cabbage. (The other greens were blanched and frozen yesterday.
Three generous three-person servings of beautiful first season's sweet corn frozen; sauerkraut, jam, and veggie pickles in the canner.

I am mighty.
You appear to have not scheduled time for worshipping Me! I hope that is because you plan to spend all available time in that productive activity.
It is my understanding that You will be in the bar for large parts of the convention, the better to be propitiated with vegan chocolates?