Thursday August 15, 2019
What is SFWA and what can it do for you?
04:30 PM to 05:20 PM (50 minutes)
Join SFWA board members and staff to learn about the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, touching on some of the many programs and services it offers to traditional, hybrid, and indie writers.
Friday August 16, 2019
Autographs: Friday at 13:00
01:00 PM to 01:50 PM (50 minutes)
Introduction to SFF romance
03:00 PM to 03:50 PM (50 minutes)
SFF romance is as varied and creative as the speculative genre as a whole but, along with other romantic subgenres, has often been dismissed and undervalued. From shapeshifting billionaires to far future secret agents, vampire brides to Highland flings, this panel will provide a broad introduction to SFF romance in all its glory as well as providing a range of reading recommendations.
Monday August 19, 2019
Shifts in Irish mythology across the diaspora
01:30 PM to 02:20 PM (50 minutes)
Since 1700, more than 9 million Irish people have emigrated to other parts of the world, taking their stories with them. Do those stories change in the telling the farther they travel? Are the myths shared in Australia or the Americas different to those told in Ireland? The panel will examine Irish mythology across the diaspora and whether distance causes a romanticisation of the source material.