I’m so excited to be a guest at Baycon this year. This convention is one of my favorites because so many of my friends are there. I can’t wait to spend a few days hanging out with my besties while my child joins a gang (or rather, does a lot of LARPing). Bacon (which autocorrect swears is “Bacon”, we can only wish) will be at the San Mateo Marriott from May 27 – May 30.
However, it’s not all hanging out at the pool for me – I have PANELS! Here’s my schedule:
Raising Kids In Fandom Culture
Saturday 13:00 – 14:30, Collaborate 2 (San Mateo Marriott)
Dr. Ellen Coatney, JC Arkham, Sarah Williams, Carrie Sessarego, Linden
Frankenstein at 200: It’s Alive!
Saturday 14:30 – 16:00, Synergy 4 (San Mateo Marriott)
Ms Sarah Stegall (M), Bob Kanefsky, Jason Malcolm Stewart, Fred Wiehe, Carrie Sessarego
Saturday 16:00 – 17:30, Synergy 5 (San Mateo Marriott)
In which our intrepid panelists answer the deep questions of life. One. Word. At. A. Time.
Todd McCaffrey (M), Jon Del Arroz, Stacy Ferguson, Steven Mix, Sarah Pugliaresi, Carrie Sessarego
Todd McCaffrey Hosts, “Are You A Werewolf?”
Saturday 17:30 – 19:00, Connect 6 (San Mateo Marriott)
Complete with Fluffy!
Todd McCaffrey (M), Stacy Ferguson, Taunya Gren, Megan O’Keefe, Queen Rhawnie Pino, Carrie Sessarego
Frakking Piece of Shaz-Bat
Sunday 13:00 – 14:30, Collaborate 2 (San Mateo Marriott)
Are made up swears and slurs acceptable in speculative fiction, or are they just a form of slipping crude language into stories without offending readers?
Jacob Fisk (M), Carrie Sessarego, Juliette Wade, John O’Halloran
Wonder Woman After 50
Sunday 14:30 – 16:00, Connect 4 (San Mateo Marriott)
Ageism in fandom, or, Mom aren’t you too old to dress up in silly costumes?
Debbie Bretschneider, Taunya Gren, Deborah J. Ross, Carrie Sessarego, Denise Tanaka, Eva Carrender
Sunday 20:30 – 22:00, Connect 6 (San Mateo Marriott)
To Be Determined
Jenni Brush, Jon Del Arroz, M. Todd Gallowglas, Steven Mix, Cody Parcell, Susie Rodriguez, Carrie Sessarego