Worldcon Schedule!!

Hello friends! It has been a while. This post will be short, brutal and not necessarily coherent because I have spent the last two weeks swanning back and forth over northern Europe: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Germany again, Denmark again, Sweden again, and now Finland. All that, and I have only gained about two stamps to my passport. Travel through the Schengen area is a trip.

Anyway, I am now in Finland for Worldcon, and if you see me you should come say hi! To help you, here is a list of Things I will be at, and times I will be at them.

Come find me!

Thursday: 

Signing

16:00 – 17:00, Signing area

So this will be awkward because I don’t have any books to sign, but I have been told I will have a bunch of postcards of the covers of my novellas, which people seem to love, so I will be signing those. Come along if you can!

 

Saturday: 

Colonialism and the space opera

13:00 – 14:00, Room 205

Space opera is filled with big multiworld empires, often with a dominating central world from which it spread. How does the genre reflect and discuss the legacy and issues of colonialism?

Aliette de Bodard, JY Yang, Tim Phin, Carolyn Ives Gilman

 

Non-binary genders in post-human and non-human bodies

16:00 – 17:00, Room 216

Science fiction has always dealt with the concept of post-human life. The early gay movement in the US learned a lot from their networking with science fiction authors and fans. How does the idea of binary genders fit there – or does it?

Su J. Sokol (M), Charlie Jane Anders, Emma Humphries, Helen Barford, JY Yang

 

Sunday:

Moving Beyond Orientalism in SFF

11:00 – 12:00, Room 205

It’s time to move past harmful stereotypes of “exotic” and “Oriental” lands peopled with inscrutable mystics — towards nuanced stories that respectfully and thoughtfully engage with the incredible breadth and depth of Asia’s multitude of cultures. Our panel shares ideas on how to do this without falling into the tired trap of Orientalism.

JY Yang (M), Aliette de Bodard, Qiufan Chen, Likhain

New year, new beginnings

My name is JY Yang and this is my new blog, part of an effort to leave my old Miss Hallelujah identity behind, as I no longer identify as a woman (explained in depth here).

Keep an eye on this blog, as I will be starting a series of writerly-tip-blogposts, as well as book reviews (possibly, let’s see how much time I have).

More stuff to come over the next few days. Just wanted to make sure something was on the blog first!