If you’re going to be at DragonCon, be sure to say hi! I’m going to be around all weekend, mostly haunting the YA track, though I will be wandering around the exhibit hall and other tracks as well. Such a lot to fit in one weekend, even if it is a long weekend. If you really want to catch me, let me know that you’re going to be there and let’s try to set up a time to catch up. It’ll be my first DragonCon, so I welcome advice, friendly hanging out, introductions, and so forth.
If, instead, you’re going to be at WorldCon/LonestarCon 3 in San Antonio, be sure to say hi to Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of Summer of the Mariposas, who will be on several panels (check your program, though, to make sure these times haven’t changed). Her books will also be available in the Larry Smith, Bookseller booth. I’m sure she’d love to sign a book for you!
- Mexican Folklore Saturday 10:00 – 11:00
- Magic Realism Saturday 11:00 – 12:00
Magic Realism, Science Fiction, Fantasy. How can you use these terms to describe the varied work of Angélica Gorodischer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Laura Esquivel?
- Poetry Inside Out: Bridging Cultures through Language Saturday 12:00 – 13:00
Can you translate extraordinary poems from their original language and still reach a new audience in a different language with the same impact and images?
- Mexican Female Writers of the Fantastic Saturday 15:00 – 16:00
- Using YA SF to Boost Interest in Science Sunday 11:00 – 12:00