Once again I'll be attending FOGcon this year, and I'm excited to be participating in three scheduled events. FOGcon takes place in Walnut Creek from March 10 – 12, and is an all around awesome convention that takes great care to be inclusive and diverse with its programming topics. Tickets are available at the door. You can learn more info here.
Here's my personal schedule, but I will also be hanging around most of the weekend attending other panels (or at the bar), so if you're attending and see me loitering around, please say hi!
Friday 9:30 PM – 10:45 PM, Santa Rosa Room
Reading by Laura Blackwell, Garrett Calcaterra, Nancy Jane Moore, and Madeleine Robins.
Saturday 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Sacramento Room
My Driveway's Underwater, So Now I Swim To Work—Climate Change and the Geography of Daily Life
Moderator: Garrett Calcaterra. Karl Gustav Dandenell, Sarah Frost, Heather McDougal.
We have all seen the maps of what the earth would look like with a sea-level rise of X feet; what will this do to the places we live and work in now? Will some of us be taking boats to work, or will our offices have moved across a local mountain range? Panelists will look at the places they're coming from, and what might change for them, among other examples.
Saturday 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM, Sacramento Room
Blood and Thunder
Moderator: Garrett Calcaterra. Laura Davy, Chadwick H. Saxelid, Jason Malcolm Stewart.
Violence, the nastiest and most graphic possible, seems to have become an integral part of all entertainment these days, including F and SF movies and books. Is this really healthy? Natural? Normal? Does it say something about the society and the world we live in?