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Just so I have some idea of what's going on and seeing as there's more of it than I was expecting.
The full schedule: http://www.chicon.org/program/

Thursday August 30, 12 noon to 1:30pm
We`re Here, We`re Queer... Are we used to it?
Cecilia Tan (M), Catherine Lundoff, Kevin Roche, Gene Armstrong

There have always been lesbian, gay, bi, and trans fans, and the appearance of queer characters in sf goes all the way back to the first story of Robert Heinlein\'s featuring Lazarus Long, published in 1949. But for decades GLBT characters were relegated to the background in \"mainstream\" sf. Recently, though, as queer characters have started to become commonplace in mundane tv, movies, and books, so have they moved into the fore in sf genre media, even video games. Lost Girl (Syfy) features a bisexual main heroine, Marvel comics just had their first gay wedding, Dragon Age has a gay romance plotline... Does this mean we\'ve won? Does this mean we\'re not special anymore? How does inclusion and visibility of GLBT characters in science fiction affect GLBT fandom, and fandom at large? 

Fri Aug 31 9:00AM Friday Aug 31 10:30 AM Writing Gender Roles in Science Fiction
How do you define and write great gender roles in science fiction and fantasy?
Anne Lyle, Catherine Lundoff, Joan D. Vinge, Julia Rios, Victor Raymond

  Fri Aug 31 3:00:pm    Fri Aug 31 4:30:pm    Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading
Grand Suite 3    Members of the Broad Universe organization read short excepts from current works.
Brenda Cooper Carol Berg Cat Rambo Catherine Asaro Catherine Lundoff Conni Covington Deirdre Gwynne Garfinkle J. Kathleen Cheney Kathryn Sullivan Laurel Anne Hill Lyda Morehouse Mary Robinette Kowal Roberta Gregory Roberta Rogow Sandra Ulbrich Almazan Sue Burke

Fri Aug 31 7:30:pm    Fri Aug 31 9:00:pm    LGBTQ in SF&F
Columbus IJ    Discussion of non-straight characters and relationships in genre fiction.
Barbara G.Tarn Catherine Lundoff Kevin Riggle Mary Anne Mohanraj Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Saturday - Sept 1 9:00 Sept. 1 10:30AM SFWA Business Meeting  Comiskey


Saturday Sept. 1 - Dealer's Room. Broad Universe table - working a shift or two. Not sure when yet. There will be copies of Silver Moon for sale all weekend and I'm happy to autograph books.

Sunday, Sept. 2 - 10-12PM Dealer's room. SFWA table. Autographing Silver Moon and volunteering selling books by SFWA members.



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