October 14th, 2008


post-con letdown

Home from Gaylaxicon, off to Capclave on Friday. Found Philcon and Arisia invitations in my emailbox this morning.

Tired, so, a numbered list.

1. Gaylaxicon is small and relaxing.

2. The Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial are amazingly beautiful (and uncrowded) between 11 pm and 1 am. Thanks, feklar, for kidnapping me!

3. The Iwo Jima memorial is amazing from every angle. Contrapposto! Also, there were new battles engraved on the base since the last time I saw it. *sad*

4. I got to see annesible for the first time in a while, which was lovely. I also met Ginn Hale, C.S. Friedman, and tcastleb for the first time.

5. Got to talk Dr. Who with mroctober. We agree that Jo Grant was in love with Three.

CapClave 2008 Schedule

Shades of Grey
Fri 7pm Montrose
Peter Heck [moderator], Mindy Klasky, Victoria Janssen, Ted White, Catherine Asaro
Anti-heroes and morally ambigious chracters (such as Elric or Snape). How do writers
portray a character not firmly good nor evil. Why would a writer want to create such a
character? What is the advantage of making an ambigious character the hero? The

Girl Meets Monster - Gets Boyfiend: Paranormal Romances
Sat 1pm Montrose
Victoria Janssen [moderator], Maria V. Snyder, Mindy Klasky, Jeri Smith-Ready, Traci Castleberry
What is paranormal romance? Is it absorbing urban fantasy or is it a completely separate
genre? Why is it so popular? Why now? Should they be filed under romance or fantasy?

E.T. Phone Earth: First Contact and Alien Communication
Sat 2pm Montrose
Lawrence M. Schoen [moderator], Judith Moffett, Victoria Janssen, Charles Gannon
What happens when humans meet aliens? How might we communicate with them?
What barriers stand in the way? How have different SF stories, TV, and movies
addressed this situation?

Sat 9pm Twinbrook
Victoria Janssen