Dragon*Con, ahoy!

A brief post to update y’all about my schedule for Dragon*Con this year. I’ll be attending as a professional guest and presenting as part of the Alternate History Science Fiction, and Silk Road tracks. This will also be my second year representing Tor Books at the convention — if you are an author/agent and would like to make an appointment to see me during the convention, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

My schedule is below — hope to catch some readers there!


Title: Race & Gender Issues in Alternate History
Description: Do we pick the best parts of the past and ignore the rest? How do we handle gender and race roles? This discussion panel explores this and more.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Augusta 3 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
Presenters: Margaret Killjoy, Balogun Ojetade, Jeni Hellum, Tony Ballard Smoot, Leanna Renee Hieber, Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho)


Title: TOR to Come
Description: Meet the editors at TOR and find out what’s coming up from this publisher.
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Regency V – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
Presenters: Claire Eddy, Susan Chang, Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho)


Title: Orientalism: Facts & Fictions
Description: A presentation about the historical and creative legacy behind this school of art, featuring 19th century artists & writers and their modern critics.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Piedmont – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Presenter: Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho)

Title: Vintage Tomorrows Screening
Description: Can you imagine what today’s technology would have looked like in the Victorian Era? That’s the world Steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st Century-inspired contraptions powered by stream and driven by gears. In this fascinating book, futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott offer insights into what Steampunk’s alternative history says about our own world and its technological future. Interviews with experts such as William Gibson, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, James Gleick, and Margaret Atwood explore how this vision of stylish craftsmen making fantastic and beautiful hand-tooled gadgets has become a cultural movement—and perhaps an important countercultural moment.
The FULL Documentary is going to DEBUT at Dragon Con this year, followed by a brief Q&A with the Editor and Associate Producer, Alan Winston & others.
Time: Sun 4:00pm Location: Westin (Length: 1 Hour, 15 mins.)

Title: Around the World in 80 Minutes: Steampunk Multiculturalism
Description: Steampunk is bigger than England. This talk with writers & costumers tours the world and explores the many cultures ripe with retrofuture inspiration.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Augusta 3 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Presenters: Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho), Cherie Priest, Marina Gurland, and Balogun Ojetade


Title: State of Steampunk Literature
Description: Editors, publishers, and representatives of publishing in a roundtable discussion on the state of steampunk literature & weigh in with your thoughts.
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: Augusta 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Presenters:  Kathryn Hinds (Moderator), Kerrie Lynn Hughes, James Minz, Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho), Claire M. Eddy, Allan Gilbreath

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