Friday, November 17, 2017

AtomaCon Schedule

For the past few years, several friends have told me how much they enjoy AtomaCon in Charleston, SC. I'm delighted to be a guest this year! Here's where you'll find me:

Friday, Nov 17

7:00pm Female representation in books and film. How far have we come?
Nicole Kurtz, Samantha Bryant, Margaret McGraw, Kamika Mattis, Misty Massey, SL Figuhr
Room 3 (Lit Track)

Saturday, Nov 18

10:00am Gods and Humans
A discussion of the popularity of Gods interacting with humans as Portraited (sic) in American Gods, Legion, Percy Jackson, Clash of the Titans, etc.
James McDonald, Margaret McGraw, William Fripp
Room 2 (Fandom/Costuming Track)

7:00pm Diversity and Inclusion in Literature
Samantha Bryant, Margaret McGraw, Kamika Mattis, Nicole Kurtz
Room 3 (Lit Track)

8:00pm Writing for an anthology, series or shared universe
The ins and outs of writing in someone else’s universe
Nicole Kurtz, Margaret McGraw, Misty Massey, Melissa McArthur, Alexandra Christian, John G. Hartness
Room 3 (Lit Track)

9:00pm Falstaff Books Mixer
Stop by the bar, buy a drink and have one on one conversation with the authors, maybe buy a book or two!
Embassy Suites Bar

Sunday, Nov 19

12:00pm Geek Rants
A good-natured discussion about what bugs you about your favorite fandom. From continuity to cancellations.
Jason Gilbert, Chris Shrewsbury, Chuck Carte, Margaret McGraw
Room 2 (Fandom/Costuming Track)

1:00pm The Wild West in a Sci-fi Universe
From Wild, Wild,West, Firefly, West World, and Cowboys Vs Aliens; the Wild West Culture is becoming a staple in the Sci-fi genre.
Margaret McGraw, Misty Massey
Room 3 (Lit Track)


And so, with a loving heart, I offer you
I’ve heard many translations. Here’s my favorite:
The light of the universe that shines within me recognizes
the light of the universe that shines within you.