BayCon 2019 Con Report, Part 2 – Behind My Scenes

To see the traditional report for 2019, go here. This year’s BayCon was a strange one for me, and my expanded con report below reflects this, which is why I’m prefacing it with why. There is some duplication where my … Continue reading

BayCon 2019 Con Report (Part 1)

I started this post once already, but it was more about figuring out how to enjoy BayCon despite my limitations, a worthy topic in breaking down the invisibility aspects of disability, but not quite a con report. So, I’ll finish … Continue reading

WorldCon76 (2018) Con Report

WorldCon 76 was amazing, overwhelming, and huge. I made new friends, caught up with old ones, and talked about all sorts of fascinating things. To give a feel for the sheer size, I went through the dealer’s room three, maybe … Continue reading

Join Me at WorldCon 2018 for a Panel About Body Language

The cat is out of the bag, so to speak: Schedule prep for #worldcon2018 begins. I'm moderating a panel on Body Language and Writing with @scottsigler @howardtayler @Marfisk and Fred Wiehe. The best part so far? I get introduced to … Continue reading

BayCon 2018 Con Report

Oh, where to begin… This year was a wonderful one on so many levels. Thanks to a new assistive device called Grover–officially a LifeGlider–(I really need to introduce you all to him soon), I could participate more fully in BayCon … Continue reading

My “Annotated” BayCon 2018 Panel Schedule

BayCon season is upon us and my panel assignments look like they’ll be fascinating discussions. I am the moderator for most them, so I plan to do my best to make that happen. Good questions from the attending members are … Continue reading

Your Opinions Please: Hollywood Immortals

As I mentioned last week, I will be working a table at Sands/Reno Comic Con this Saturday and Sunday. I also suggested I might be doing a panel, which is where the opinions come in. I will be on a … Continue reading

Come Join Me at the 4th Annual Sands/Reno Comic Con

The 4th Annual Sands/Reno Comic Con runs September 23rd and 24th from 10 in the morning to 5 or 6 at night (depending on the day), so mark your calendar. This is an inexpensive, two-day event with all things science … Continue reading

Notes from World Building Techniques and Approaches at BayCon 2017

Panelists: Kevin Andrew Murphy, Ms. Jennifer L. Carson, Jon Chaisson, and Katharine Kerr Moderated by me (Margaret McGaffey Fisk) Note: I’ve tried to get the correct attributions, but sometimes multiple people spoke on the same concept so no guarantees I … Continue reading

BayCon 2017 Con Report

The experience of a science fiction convention is a mix of your state, coincidence, programming, and organization, at least in my opinion. For this year’s BayCon, all those pieces fell into place. The programming was varied, interesting, and provoked many … Continue reading