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Post WisCon Blues

I tried to figure it out this year. I try to figure it out every year but I really have lost track by now. However, I think my first… 569 more words

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My WisCon 41 (Somewhat Tired and Rambling) Recap

Before I talk about WisCon 41, I wanted to address a few administrivia-related bits. First, a shout-out to Michael Matheson. Michael’s short story “Until There is Only Hunger”, which appeared in Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, was longlisted for the 2017 Sunburst Awards. 26 more words

The Handmaid's Tale, the Mexican Trade Delegation, and White Feminism's Comeuppance

Thanks to all who came to the spontaneous program on The Handmaid’s Tale at WisCon!  It was a pleasure to dissect the book and the series with you! 1,058 more words

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Spontaneous WisCon Programming: The Handmaid's Tale

I made it safe and sound to WisCon, the bestest academic conference in the world.

No seriously, it is amazing.  In addition to panels by both academics and sci fi fans we have: 210 more words

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my #WisCon41 schedule!

I’m super excited about this lineup, lemmetellya. Plus, the panel on shipping? Yeah, thanks to my experience of TWD fandom, I’m gonna have some feelings to express there. 978 more words

Unwinnable Rewind - If You Build It They Will Come: Mark Oshiro on Trolls, Fandom, and Community Management

This piece originally appeared at Unwinnable.

Mark Oshiro of Mark Does Stuff wears quite a few hats. In addition to reviewing books and television series in painstaking detail (chapter by chapter, episode by episode), he also runs and maintains an online community dedicated to discussing (and arguing about) their favorite texts. 906 more words

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“My First Day,” Wiscon

Here’s an edgy song with garage rock fervency and potent vocals from pop-punk Seattle band Wiscon to add to your anti-Trump inauguration day playlist. 34 more words

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