I'm going to try to schedule a reading, too, at some point, but that's not set in stone yet. I hope to see you there!
Here is my panel schedule:
Worldbuilding: The Monstrous ElementFriday 21:00 - 22:30, Parlor 2021 (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Including monsters and inhuman creatures in your fiction Worldbuilding.
Steven Savage, Juliette Wade (M), ElizaBeth "Lace" Gilligan, Melissa Snark, Garrett Calcaterra, Anne Bishop
An Aviary of BeastiesSaturday 12:00 - 13:30, Parlor 2021 (Hyatt Regency SFO)
The dragon and the pegasus are well-known to Western fantasy readers, but what other creatures lurk in the skies? The Manananggal of the Philippines, the Kongamato of Zambia, the Ahool of Indonesia, even the legendary Thunderbird of North America... Let's move past the common and explore the full range of airborne mythological creatures from around the world. Why are we so enamored with things that fly?
Juliette Wade (M), Gregg Castro t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone, Lex Rudd, Trish Henry
Fear of The OtherSaturday 20:00 - 21:30, SandPebble B (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Horror from previous generations draws much of its power from the fear of the Other. In some cases the other is an unknowable being, a cosmic terror, but just as often it's not, referencing instead more mundane distinctions between us and them. How problematic is the use of the Other to engender fear? Has fear of the Other led to some of the challenges genre faces today relative to inclusiveness and equality?
Lillian Csernica, Juliette Wade (M), Garrett Calcaterra, Gregg Castro t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone, Sumiko Saulson