October 21st, 2011

Living With Ghosts

My WFC schedule, and the Skirt Issue

It's less than two days till the marquis and I set off to WFC. He will be working in his employer's California office for the first three days of next week, while I head up to Portland to see various fine people. I'm looking forward to it. I'm due to get down to San Diego and the con on Thursday lunchtime and will be there till lunch-time or so on Sunday. One of the GoHs is Parke Godwin, whose books I've loved since I was in my late teens. I'm looking forward to getting a chance to hear him read.
I get to get my programme commitments out of the way fairly early on, too:

Thursday 27th Oct, 8 p.m, ROom Pacifica 2/3
The Role of Class in Fantasy and Horror
Science fiction often deals with class conflict. How does fantasy and horror pursue the same concepts? Are vampires and elves the bourgeoisie? Are werewolves and orcs the working class? Who are the working class heroes of our genre?
John Hornor Jacobs, Jeff Mariotte (M), Kirstyn McDermott, Kari Sperring, Kathryn A Sullivan.

This is the panel I particularly wanted, since -- as a Briton and a historian -- class is a subject that I think about a lot.

Now all I have to do is decide which skirts to take. The new green one is going, oh yes, but which others? Any requests/suggestions?

Skirt of the day: denim.