Category Archives: WisCon 35

Monday At-Con Newsletter / Monday Program Changes

The Monday edition of WisCon’s at-con newsletter, “A Momentary Taste of WisCon” (PDF) is now online, with coverage of the Guest of Honor speech, the WisCon36 guests of honor, donations for the Japan earthquake, and a request for get-well greetings for MJ and Dimas.

Monday program changes:

218. Fatima and Mary: Iconic Women in Patriarchal Religions,
Monday 10-11:15 am. Catherine Crowe will not be on this panel.

219. Being a Resilient Writer, Monday 10-11:15 am. Julia Karr was
unable to attend WisCon.

224. The SignOut, Monday 11:30 am-12:45 pm. Julia Karr and Valya
Dudycz Lupescu were unable to attend WisCon.

Sunday At-Con Newsletter / Sunday Program Changes

The Sunday edition of WisCon’s at-con newsletter, “A Momentary Taste of WisCon”(PDF) is now online, with coverage of the Tiptree Auction, an update on the Photo Booth, a discussion of sustainability, and really, too much news/tweets/overheard-at-WisCons to mention.

Sunday Program Changes

Dealers’ Room opens at 10:00 a.m., not 9:00 as shown in the
Pocket Program Book.

152. It’s a Broad Universe, Sunday 10-11:15 am. Lyda Morehouse
was unable to attend WisCon.

155. Due to access issues, Living with Invisible Disabilities,
Sunday 1-2:15 pm, will be located in Capitol A and No. 160
Whedonistas: Feminists Engage in the Worlds of Joss Whedon
will be located in Assembly.

160. Due to access issues, Whedonistas: Feminists Engage in
the Worlds of Joss Whedon, Sunday 1-2:15 pm, will be located
in Assembly, and No. 155, Living with Invisible Disabilities,
will be located in Capitol A. Lyda Morehouse was unable to
attend WisCon.

175. SIBLING OF REVENGE OF NOT ANOTHER
F*CKING RACE PANEL, Sunday 2:30-3:45 pm. Michelle
Kendall was unable to attend WisCon.

196. Science Fiction That Saved My Life, Sunday 4-5:15 pm.
Lyda Morehouse was unable to attend WisCon.

206. Mad Norwegian Press party, Sunday 8:45 pm-Monday 3
am. Lyda Morehouse was unable to attend WisCon.

209. Wyrdsmiths party, Sunday 8:45 pm-Monday 3 am. Lyda
Morehouse was unable to attend WisCon.

Volunteering at WisCon

We still have lots of ways to help and have immediate needs for volunteers. Please check out the volunteer information table near registration on the 2nd floor or e-mail me at volunteers@wiscon.net to sign up or for more information.

This year’s volunteer thank you gift is a light weight tote bag with a beautiful WisCon logo by Jeanne Gomoll.

Kristin
WisCon Volunteer Coordinator

Saturday At-Con Newsletter / Saturday Program Changes

The Saturday edition of WisCon’s at-con newsletter, “A Momentary Taste of WisCon”(PDF) is now online, with coverage of the opening ceremonies and news about WisCon36 hotels, volunteers, ASL lunch, and the 20th Anniversary Tiptree t-shirt.

Saturday Program Changes

Green Room closing time on Saturday is 10:30 p.m., not midnight.

57. What’s There to Look Forward To?: Dystopia and Anti-
Scientific Attitudes in YA SF, Saturday 8:30-9:45 am. Julia Karr
was unable to attend WisCon.

65. Class Issues in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Saturday 10-
11:15 am. Chris Wrdnrd is no longer a panelist. Alexis Lothian
added to panel.

68. Smut & Nothing But Make a Baby, Saturday 10-11:15 am.
Candas Jane Dorsey was unable to attend WisCon.

87. Vigorous Debate, or Verbal Harassment?, Saturday 1-2:15
pm. Michelle Kendall was unable to attend WisCon.

91. Assimilation and the Immigrant Grandchild, Saturday 1-2:15
pm, Neesha Meminger added to panel.

107. 11up, Saturday 2:30-3:45 pm. Valya Dudycz Lupescu was
unable to attend WisCon.

109. Mysterious Nexus: Science Fiction and Detective Fiction,
Saturday 4-5:15 pm. Julia/Sparkymonster is no longer a panelist.

110. Happy 90th Birthday, Carol Emshwiller!, Saturday 4-5:15
pm. Margie Peterson is no longer a panelist. Karen Joy Fowler
added to panel.

113. Class in SF: Who Gets It Right?, Saturday 4-5:15 pm. Chris
Wrdnrd is no longer a panelist. Liz Henry added as moderator.

WisCon35 Programming Changes for Friday, May 27

24. Romance and SFF, Friday 4-5:15 pm. Michelle Kendall
was unable to attend WisCon.

27. Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading, Friday 4-5:15 pm.
Elaine Bergstrom will be joining the reading.

35. 5 Writers, 5 Girls, 5 Worlds, Friday 4-5:15 pm. Julia Karr
was unable to attend WisCon.

46. Where Are Your Gods?, Friday 9-10:15 pm. Valya Dudycz
Lupescu was unable to attend WisCon.

49. How We Feminist Fans Conquered the Science Fiction
Conference, Friday 9-10:15 pm. Akira Kondo will be interpreting
for the panelists. Min Onouchi & Norma Oyama will be joining the panel.

54. Paranormal/Sci-fi Erotica: More Room for Feminist and
Anti-Racist Discourse?, Friday 10:30-11:45 pm. Elaine
Bergstrom will be joining the panel.

57. What’s There to Look Forward To?: Dystopia and Anti-
Scientific Attitudes in YA SF, Saturday 8:30-9:45 am. Julia
Karr was unable to attend WisCon.

65. Class Issues in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Saturday 10-
11:15 am. Chris Wrdnrd is no longer a panelist. Alexis Lothian
added to panel.

68. Smut & Nothing But Make a Baby, Saturday 10-11:15 am.
Candas Jane Dorsey was unable to attend WisCon.

87. Vigorous Debate, or Verbal Harassment?, Saturday 1-2:15
pm. Michelle Kendall was unable to attend WisCon.

91. Assimilation and the Immigrant Grandchild, Saturday 1-
2:15 pm, Neesha Meminger added to panel.

107. 11up, Saturday 2:30-3:45 pm. Valya Dudycz Lupescu
was unable to attend WisCon.

109. Mysterious Nexus: Science Fiction and Detective Fiction,
Saturday 4-5:15 pm. Julia/Sparkymonster is no longer a panelist.

110. Happy 90th Birthday, Carol Emshwiller!, Saturday 4-5:15
pm. Margie Peterson is no longer a panelist. Karen Joy Fowler
added to panel.

113. Class in SF: Who Gets It Right?, Saturday 4-5:15 pm.
Chris Wrdnrd is no longer a panelist. Liz Henry added as moderator.

152. It’s a Broad Universe, Sunday 10-11:15 am. Lyda Morehouse
was unable to attend WisCon.

155. Due to access issues, Living with Invisible Disabilities,
Sunday 1-2:15 pm, will be located in Capitol A and No. 160
Whedonistas: Feminists Engage in the Worlds of Joss Whedon
will be located in Assembly.

146. Papers from Picturing Tolkien, Sunday 10-11:15 am. Kristin Thompson is also presenting in this academic session.

Welcome to WisCon 35!

Welcome to WisCon35! Nisi Shawl is our guest of honor.

    Adult, teen, and youth WisCon memberships are available at the door! Prices and full information are available on the registration page.
    Check out WisCon 35’s nifty online programming guide, or if you prefer, read the Pocket Program (PDF) or the Program Grids (PDF).
    The first edition of WisCon’s at-con newsletter, “A Momentary Taste of WisCon”(PDF) is now online, with news, updates, and programming changes.
    And check out WisCon’s blog (also named “A Momentary Taste of WisCon!”) your one-stop shop for WisCon news, guides, schedules, and more.
    Dining in Madison? Check out WisCon’s dining guide, organized by cuisine (PDF), location (PDF), and price (PDF). And there’s a handy map (PDF), too.
    Tweeting WisCon? Use #wc35 (and #wiscon35 and #wiscon work too!) Or, use the handy auto-hashtag buttons associated with each panel in the online programming guide.
    The last WisCon progress report, eCube #13, is still available online, with news about security changes at the Concourse, hotel reservations for WisCon36, notes for program participants, a Tiptree Auction update, and an invitation for everyone attending WisCon for the first time.

Last Call for WisCon35 Programming/Readings Sign-up (and more.)

A final reminder that Friday, March 18 is the last day to sign up as a panelist or moderator for WisCon 35. That’s today (or soon will be).

It’s also the last day to sign up for a reading. Groups and individuals alike are welcome to sign up to read – see the full details on doing a reading on the WisCon35 website.

And it’s the last day to tell us what panels you’re interested in, if you haven’t already done it.

All three tasks can be accomplished by visiting the programming sign-up page. You’ll need to sign-in or create an account using a valid e-mail. Once in, there’s a link for program sign-up and audience interest, and another link for readings sign-up.

We have a few favors to ask:

  • If you’ve signed up to participate in programming – please remember to let us know your availability for programming. We don’t want to assign you to an 8:30 am panel if you’re a late-night party person, or schedule your panel for midnight if you’re in your jammies by 10 pm. The availability link is on the programming sign-up page.
  • Similarly, if you’ve signed up to do programming, please complete the bio sections of your profile on by accessing your account. It helps speed along the process.
  • We can always use a few good moderators.
  • Finally, please help us get the word out by re-distributing this message among your online communities, e-lists, and friends lists. Remember, one does NOT need to have a paid registration to indicate an interest in WisCon programming, nor sign up to be a panelist (though you’ll need a paid registration in order to score a final assignment – there’s a convenient link to registration on the programming sign-up page.)

Thank you for participating – and if you have any questions, please send an email to program@wiscon.net

What Happens At WisCon…

…depends on what you tell us you want to do at WisCon.

The programming committee chooses panels and events for WisCon based on the interest expressed by members during programming sign-up. This is why we ask everyone who plans to attend WisCon – or even thinks they might attend WisCon – to peruse the proposed panels and identify the panels and events they might be interested in attending, even if they aren’t interested in being a panelist or moderator.

To date, out of the nearly one thousand persons who traditionally attend WisCon, less than seventy-five have rated panels for interest or signed up to be a panelist or moderator. That means less than seventy-five persons are deciding what panels and events will be on offer at WisCon35.

Frankly, we’d like to have a larger sampling, and we on the programming committee would be grateful if you could take time in the next week to indicate your interest in the proposed panels.

All you need to do is visit the programming sign-up page and sign in to your account. (If you don’t have an account, all you need is a valid email address to create one.) Then click on the “Sign up for programming! Tell us which panels you’re interested in serving on, moderating or just being part of the audience” link, and use the radio buttons to indicate your interest (or lack of it.) You don’t need a paid registration to do this.

Note that not voting on an item is equivalent to clicking the “not interested” button – so if you’ve already visited the programming interest/sign-up pages and didn’t indicate an interest in a panel you might like to see, there’s still time to go back, sign in and support that panel.

And if you happen to see a panel on a topic you’re passionate about, please consider signing up as a panelist or moderator. Remember, WisCon doesn’t seek formal expertise – just an enthusiasm for the topic, with an interest in discussing and debating it while being willing to share and play with others.

The deadline for indicating interests/signing up to participate in programming is Friday, March 18, 2011.

The deadline to sign up to do a reading is Friday, March 18, 2011.

Thank you!