It was sort of a panelriffic day for me. "Where is Grandma's Story" was an absolute gas, and we're working on a list of stories in which grandmothers appear, which I am intended to collect, and which we expect Suzy McKee Charnas will post to the Broad Universe site once it is assimilated. Please do feel free to chime in as the spirit moves you, by commenting here or over on whileaway.
I'll name that to the top three best panels I've ever been on, and probably the single most fun one. Especially the Triplets of Belleville geekery that went on.
That was followed by lunch (Jamaican) and the second panel of the day, "Is Everything Interstitial," where we all got along remarkably well, except for my inability to convince Mary Ann Mohanraj at one point that I really was generalizing about slipstream and interstitiality as a continuum, and not offering advice as to the mission of the Speculative Literature Foundation. Once we got that sorted out, though, we got places pretty quickly.
We had a good crop of hecklers in both panels, and I think we did a good job of at least sorting out the historical dynamics of the ongoing argument over the Interstitial Arts Movement. ellen_kushner says the website, etc, are undergoing a rebirth as we speak. It will be interesting to see what she's planning on doing with the place.
There was then a shift at elisem's table (I cracked, and bought "Sinner in the Hands of a Mildly Startled Buddha" as a book sale present to myself), and truepenny's panel on rewriting (Along with Laurie Marks, Justine Larbalestier, and Nisi Shawl).
Then there was sushi and ice cream, and now there is expected to be a nap. Later, we expect truepenny's World Building panel, the livejournal/Fancy Dress/Broad Universe parties, and packing.
Or perhaps there should be packing now.