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My Worldcon Schedule

I'll be heading to Montreal for the 2009 Worldcon, Anticipation. My schedule is as follows:

When: Thu 14:00
Location:  P-518A
Title:  One Genre or Many?
Session ID:  557
All Participants:  Farah Mendlesohn, Michelle M. Sagara, Pat Rothfuss,
Gary K. Wolfe, Ellen Klages
Moderator:  Gary K. Wolfe
Description:  Lots of people assert that SF and fantasy are really
part of one overarching field called the fantastic; but in this case,
why are critics of both developing different languages to describe

When: Fri 11:00
Location:  P-516AB
Title:  Second Time Around
Session ID:  759
All Participants:  Alexander Jablokov, Michelle M. Sagara, Nick
DiChario, Robert Silverberg
Moderator:  Robert Silverberg
Description:  Some writers go on hiatus for years; others find the
vagaries of publishing take them out厃et the urge to write lures them
back. Is it a matter of unfinished business, or is writing an

When: Fri 12:00
Location:  P-510C
Title:  Manga for Kids
Session ID:  291
All Participants:  Madeline Ashby, Michelle M. Sagara, Jus de Pomme
Moderator:  Madeline Ashby
Description:  We'll discuss Japanese comic books most kids 12 & under
will enjoy.

When: Sun 10:00
Location:  Other
Title:  Michelle Sagara Signing
Session ID:  1476
All Participants:  Michelle M. Sagara
Description:  Michelle Sagara Signing
Duration:  0:30 hrs:min

When: Mon 12:30
Location:  P-512AE
Title:  Author Reading
Session ID:  247
All Participants:  Kari Sperring, Michelle M. Sagara, Pat Rothfuss
Description:  Patrick Rothfuss; Kari Sperring;  Michelle Sagara.
Duration:  1:00 hrs:min
Language:  English
Track: Reading

I hope to see some of you there!


Jul. 28th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)

Am seeing my favorite authors post WorldCon schedules and wishing I could attend. At some point, I will.

Is there a particular reason you're on the hiatus panel?
Jul. 28th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Is there a particular reason you're on the hiatus panel?

Ummm. I never actually ask for particular panels; I kind of just generally volunteer for categories or classes of panels. The only thing I can think of is that someone recognized the Sagara name, but didn't realize that I've been writing all along under the West name. It can be a bit confusing.

Jul. 28th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Ah, I see.

I'd be interested to hear what the manga panel is like. Manga generally isn't for kids...
Jul. 28th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
I'd be interested to hear what the manga panel is like. Manga generally isn't for kids...

Most of the most popular manga -- things like Fruits Basket, for instance -- were written specifically for kids, or at least for kids in the 10-12 range. Kenshin. Hikaru. Most of the stuff I have in my house. The North American market has a narrower definition of what "for kids" means than the Japanese.

There are definitely manga that are written for the older reading set, and a whole ton of porn -- but there's boy-porn and girl-porn as well.
Jul. 28th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
Hmm. I guess you're right that most popular titles in the States come out of Shonen Jump or the equivalent shojo mags, but definitely a lot of that manga--particularly SJ titles--are too graphic for the same American age bracket.

Ah, Hikaru. Apparenly it inspired a generation of middle-school kids to go out and play the game.

I almost exclusively read seinen (well, okay, I like my SJ titles too *g*), so I guess my perspective is a bit warped. And I'd never think of FB as a kids' manga, since all the people I know who read it are in high school or college.