I forgot to mention that my first Tor.com post went up yesterday! All the foc_uing got in the way. This post is just a bit of fun about Mary Sues. I present my stunning thesis that the presence of a Mary Sue in a story does not render said story bad. Veronica and I have had Words over this. So come back me up. The more comments I get, the righter I am and I win the argument by default!
First one is something a lot of people asked for since it was pretty awesome last year. Second one is something I’ve been wanting to do for months and months, especially since I didn’t follow up with the great ideas from last year. Third most of you know about already.
WisCon POC Meet & Greet
Come hang out with POC WisCon attendees Friday evening — at 5:30 (the dinner break) we’ll gather in the lobby of the Concourse and at 6:05 we’ll depart for a place to hang and talk or a place to eat and hang and talk. All POC are welcome to attend, whether this is your first WisCon (especially if so!) or your 30th or anywhere in-between.
Strategies for Talking Amongst Ourselves Both Online and Off
An informal POC discussion group. It’s no surprise to any person of color paying attention that there are plenty of us who love SF/F/H despite the problematic elements in both the community and the media. But not all of us are connected, even tangentially, to the larger/mainstream community or the satellite POC-specific groups that have formed online and off. How do we better facilitate the dialogue between SF-loving POC who aren’t on LiveJournal (or its clones) or Ning, or Facebook or online at all?
During this gathering I’d like to brainstorm ways to better connect with each other (jumping off of the excellent ideas put forward during last year’s discussion) and put the ideas into action before we quit the room. All POC attending WisCon are invited to attend. Bring your lunch and your laptop (if you’ve got one).
Time: Saturday, 11:30AM – 1PM
Place: Room 634
Meet (and Eat with) the Angry Black Women
All three contributors to TheAngryBlackWoman.com will be at WisCon 33. Together for the first time!: K. Tempest Bradford, Nojojojo, and Karnythia. If you’ve ever wanted to meet one or all of us, talk about angry blackness, blogging, or anything else, then come have lunch with us.
When: Sunday, 11:30AM – 1PM
Where: Noodles & Company (short walk from the Concourse) — very top level. Lots of options for vegetarians and meat-eaters
Who: We’d like to keep this part of the unofficial POC-only gig at WisCon. If you identify as POC, bring yourself on over.
What: We’ll just be talkin’ about angry black stuff. Also about guest blogging opportunities in the future and our own personal projects which include new books, new publishing ventures, and new shoes.
Please pass this along to any POC WisCon-goers who may be interested. You can also post to various interested communities or your own blog. There will be flyers at the con.
I’m letting you know now: the LJ crossposting plugins I’ve been using mysteriously are unable to crosspost scheduled posts from my blog. Why? No clue. Some kind of evil. However, over the next week I will be preparing to go to WisCon, getting to WisCon, and enjoying WisCon. I’m scheduling a lot of posts. I will attempt to come along and force the posts to crosspost maybe, but really the best way to keep up with me for the next two weeks is to subscribe to my feed. (Those of you on FaceBook can see my notes, which are crossposts of the journal and don’t appear to be as full of fail.) The JournalPress developer is working on a scheduled posts fix and maybe that will be out soon. But, until then: feed. Sorry for the inconvenience.