Thursday, November 01, 2012

Baltimore Science Fiction Society panel on Fantastic Heroines

Last Saturday night, before all heck broke loose on the East Coast, I went to downtown Baltimore to visit the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, where Colleen Cahill from the Library of Congress moderated a panel on Heroines in Science Fiction and Fantasy. 

I always learn a lot about writing and literature when I participate on panels (that is secretly the biggest reason why I do them, hee), and this was no exception. Fellow authors Brenda CloughMorgan Keyes, and L. Jagi Lamplighter had fascinating perspectives on writing about girls and women for different genres, and on gender expectations in the larger world.

If you couldn't make it, now you can watch the whole thing on YouTube! If you click that link, it'll start the first of several short videos. Each leads to the next automatically, like MAGIC.

From left to right are Colleen, Jagi, Brenda, me, and Morgan. And a dragon.

By the way, the bookshelves in the background? They go all the way to a very high ceiling and wrap all the way around a very large room. The BSFS has a huuuuuuuuuge library of science fiction and fantasy, and it's all available to the public to borrow. If you're a local, definitely consider stopping by.

Thanks to Alexander Harris for the photo and videos, to Constellation Books for selling our novels, and to everyone in the BSFS for having us over to chat!



LOVED getting to watch the panel!

While "A Wrinkle in Time" is my all-time favorite book, "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" is a very close second. :)

Posted by: Blogger Judy (shellseeker93) at 11/01/2012 9:46 PM

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