Here are the panels I’ll be on over Thanksgiving weekend at LosCon 37.
7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia
Horror Tropes as Social Commentary
Godzilla was about the horrors of the atom bomb. Zombie movies have commented on robotic consumerism. Vampirism has been used as a metaphor for AIDS. Let’s take a look at the messages that writers and directors have slipped in between the chills and gore.
1:00 p.m. – New Orleans
Writing Formidable Women
Making sure they’re formidable. Making sure they’re women.
Leslie Anne Moore (m)
2:30 p.m. – Marquis 3
Steampunk: Fish or Fowl?
Is it fantasy? Is it SF? Is it an approach to design? Whatever the case, steampunk has been getting lots of attention lately. Writers and readers explain what it means for them.