C2E2 2018 Schedule

My C2E2 2018 schedule: Friday 4/6 It's Ok to Not Like Things, 4/7 Yellowface, Whitewashing, and Window Dressing, and Exploring Gender through Comics, Sunday 4/8 It's Ok to Not Like Things Family Edition

This weekend will mark my seventh C2E2 (the only year I missed was 2011), and I only (ha!) have four panels this year, so hopefully I’ll have more time to wander Artists’ Alley and catch up with friends. Continue Reading →

April 2018 Schedule

April’s shaping up to be a busy month! I’ve got several events coming up in the Chicago area, including a post-screening panel on the technological and cultural themes in the Ready Player One film, panels at C2E2, and the next 20×2 readings and performance series… Continue Reading →

2016 Hugo Awards Acceptance Speech from MidAmeriCon II

I’m inexplicably awake after less than 5 hours of sleep so I will put together some more coherent thoughts on this incredible honor and my experience at my very first WorldCon later. But I’ve received so many touching responses to my portion of Uncanny Magazine’s acceptance speech that I wanted to put the text up to share. Continue Reading →

(Long Overdue) C2E2 2016 Panel Videos

I finally got around to cutting and uploading the footage from the two C2E2 2016 panels I was able to record: “Fight the Power,” which I moderated with authors Rachel Caine, Arwen Elys Dayton, Michelle Hauck, and Lisa Yee, talking about themes of revolution in science fiction and fantasy; and “With Great Power: Mentoring the Next Generation of Geeks,” where I joined Wesley Sun, Lynne M. Thomas, Ytasha Womack, and Aaron Amendola (moderator) to talk about leadership and encouraging the growth of inclusive, vibrant geek communities and professions. Continue Reading →