This year I’m so excited for IllogiCon. Why, you ask? Because my partner is doing an amazing job as the Con Chair and also because he had the GREAT foresight to invite Daniel José Older as our Guest of Honor. I was lucky enough to hang out with Daniel at the Guest of Honor dinner and, y’all…y’all…he is the real deal. He is fam and he is genuine and he is a gift to us all. What do you call someone who inspires you and gives the best writing advice that you need to hear on the deepest of levels?
Here are my panels for the weekend. Come geek out with us!
- Saturday from 1pm – 2pm: Representation Matters with The Color of Fandom and a surprise addition – Daniel José Older himself!
- Saturday from 6pm – 7pm: Whitewashed Casting with Tabitha Stark (Charlie Rocket Cosplay), Erley Titus, and Darin Kennedy
My first fan panel ever and I’m beyond ready and excited. I’ll be presenting with the Color of Fandom, the local fan group I just joined earlier this year. I’m on a panel with some of the smartest, most fun geeks I know. We’re talking about diversity (race/gender/sexual orientation/ability) in science fiction and fantasy. Because if you’re imagining whole worlds and futures, why not make them gorgeously diverse?!
- Saturday at 12:30 – Representation Matters with the Color of Fandom. I’ll be the one dressed like a TARDIS.