I submitted a lot of panel topic and content suggestions for this year’s Readercon, and lo, they took some, and lo, they even put me on a couple.
Friday, July 13, 1:00 PM: Reading: Michael J. DeLuca
My solo reading, at which I’ll read “Forest Spirits”, a short story forthcoming in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
Friday, July 13, 3:00 PM: Group Reading: Reckoning 2
Contributors to Reckoning 2, the second annual nonprofit journal of creative writing on environmental justice, read from their work.
Sunday, July 15, 12:00 PM: Solarpunk for Everyone
Solarpunk has become established as a progressive, proactive, optimistic, climate-aware, politically aware field of speculative fiction. As solarpunk authors imagine the future, how can they make sure that future includes everyone? How can solarpunk develop and showcase remedies not only [to] the climatological errors of the present and past but the social flaws of oppression, bias, and exclusion?
Sunday, July 15, 1:00 PM: Speculative Economics
Many theoretical economic systems have been proposed by economists, academics, and writers. Some of those cross the line—if there is a line—from theoretical economics into speculative economics. What are some of the more interesting and entertaining possible economic systems that could form the basis of speculative stories, from utopian SF to dystopias and horror? What makes a depiction of a fictional economic system feel plausible?
Featuring Sioban Krzywicki (moderator), John O’Neil, Malka Older, Michael Cisco, and me.