So excited to be heading back to Baycon, or, as I call it, “My Family Reunion.” Baycon is happening in San Mateo, CA from May 26 to May 29, 2017. Here’s my schedule:
Girls will be Girls
Saturday 16:00 – 17:30, Inspire 1 (San Mateo Marriott)
Why are so many YA dystopias centered on young women? What about this particular genre is so appealing to (or inclusive of) young women and what does it say about our society?
Loren Rhoads (M), Teresa Edgerton, Margaret McGaffey Fisk, Linden Tarr, Carrie Sessarego
Science Fiction (and/or Fantasy) as a Tool for Social Change
Sunday 13:00 – 14:30, Synergy 5 (San Mateo Marriott)
Deborah J. Ross (M), A.E. Marling, Stephen “Dirk” Libbey, Carrie Sessarego
The Hunger Games
Sunday 14:30 – 16:00, Inspire 1 (San Mateo Marriott)
One of the quintessential dystopian works of our time, Suzanne Collins’ series prompts a deeper look at how we view dystopia, children and heroism.
Linden Tarr, Carrie Sessarego (M), John O’Halloran, Chris O’Halloran
Why’d You Steal That Baby?
Sunday 20:30 – 22:00, Connect 1 (San Mateo Marriott)
Evening merriment abounds at this one, folks! Our intrepid panelists have 2 minutes each to answer our moderator’s most scintillating questions!
Steven Mix (M), Carrie Sessarego, Susie Rodriguez, SallyRose Robinson, Cindi Somebody Cabal