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Marscon 2012 is coming up here - March 9-11, to be precise. It will be the usual fun of a 3 day sf/f convention - books, panels, music, masquerade, gaming and good conversation. It's one of my favorite local cons, what with being both fun and small enough to enjoy and get around at. Come on down and check it out!

Here's the main schedule:
http://marscon.org/2012/program_schedule.php

And here's what I'm doing:

Writin’ the Apocalypse
Krushenko’s (13th Floor) — Saturday 11:00 am
An overview of literary accounts of the apocalypse, from Revelation to Ragnorak, to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s The Last Man, Philip Wylie’s When Worlds Collide, Nevil Shute’s On the Beach, Richard Matheson’s I am Legend, and much more. Who writes a really good apocalypse? And what about an apocalypse we love to hate? Ecological devastation, nuclear war, zombies, apes, the Umbrella Corporation—pick your poison and come discuss.
With: Catherine Lundoff, mod.; Roy C. Booth, Eric M. Heideman, Lyda Morehouse, Edward E. Rom

In Memoriam: Anne McCaffrey, 1926-2011
Re(a)d Mars/Taylor (2nd Floor) — Saturday 12:00 pm
On the life and works of the creator of the Dragonriders of Pern and The Ship Who Sang.
With: Catherine Asaro, S.N. Arly, mod.; Catherine Lundoff, Lyda Morehouse, Kathryn Sullivan

Women at the End of the World, or What Can That Boy Do With His Dog?
Re(a)d Mars/Taylor (2nd Floor) — Saturday 04:00 pm
We’ve come a long way since “A Boy and His Dog,” but not as far as many of us would like. Tank Girl, Major Eden Sinclair in “Doomsday,” Katniss Everdeen, Loup Garron of Santa Olivia and Sarah Connor are some of the more recent post-apocalyptic women, but are they enough to get us past being victims/food? Come talk about the post-apocalyptic you love or hate and what you’d like to see next.
With: Catherine Lundoff, mod.; Rebecca Marjesdatter

Broad Universe Rapidfire Reading
Re(a)d Mars/Taylor (2nd Floor) — Sunday 01:00 pm
Members of Broad Universe read short excerpts of their work.
With: Catherine Lundoff, host; Catherine Schaff-Stumpf, Kathryn Sullivan, Anna Waltz

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