It's my first Norwes! I've got Friday and Saturday all kinds of cool with things I'm doing and panels I'm on. So come see me, yeah?
Reminder, Warning, Education:
Frankenpup is a service dog. That means ask before you approach him or pet him. I will be firm on this. I may even say no, depending on the moment. Don't get offended; just learn with it. :)
March 30, 2018
Genetic Manipulation and Made-to-Order Species: Biotech in SF
10:00 - 11:00am
Genetic engineering is a common theme and plot device in science fiction. SF literature can introduce the public to ideas in current research and incorporate possible scientific advances before they appear in the public eye. The world is in the middle of a genetic debate. Can science fiction serve as a means of fleshing out this debate, teaching, and act as an example of the possible pitfalls of genetically modifying technologies? Is this really a brave new world?
March 31, 2018
EVERGREEN 1 & 2
2:00 – 3:00pm
Put our panelists on the spot! You ask the questions and they come up with outrageous answers.
Autograph Session 2
3:00 – 4:00pm
Our attending professionals are available to sign autographs. PLEASE NOTE: So that as many fans as possible can participate, we will be enforcing a three-items-at-a-time (or single-sketch) autograph limit.
Writer Talk: He Said/She Said/They Said?
CASCADE 7 & 8
5:00 – 6:00pm
Masculine writing is sometimes regarded as objectively “good” while more “feminine” styles are seen as objectified “bad” writing. Is writing actually gendered this way? Discuss the issues suggested in masculine (terse, tight prose) vs. feminine writing (florid, revelatory prose). Is there more to it? A pulled-back style of wording as opposed to a warmer, zoomed-in style?
What Responsibility Do We Have as Writers?
6:00 – 7:00pm
Healthy relationships, toxic masculinity, do we have a responsibility as authors to illustrate ethical character choices and behaviors? Can we find a balance between responsible characters and ones that aren’t so healthy by demonstrating character growth across their arc? Would the arc still be authentic? Take part in an open discussion about character ethics, integrity, and our role as an author.