’07 SF/Fantasy Lit.

History and the SF/Fantasy Continuum

Historian and comic book author Van Plexico joined me on a panel asking whether revisionist history was the new fantasy.  Incredibly, fans in the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Literature track were not only awake on Monday at 10AM, closely following Dragon*Con’s last late-night activities, they were exceptionally erudite and thoughtful.

Politics in Sci-Fi: An Unopened Can of Worms

There’s plenty of heated debate to be found in geekdom—Linux holy wars, fans of different TV series at odds, RPG rulesets…you’d think adding politics to the discussions would be adding gasoline to the fire.  Miracle of miracles, four authors of varying political stripes managed to hold a stimulating (and respectful!) discussion about the role of politics in their genres.  The… Read more →

Mentoring/Collaboration Panel Features Ringo Collaborators and Church

John Ringo led off Friday night’s panel in the Sci-fi & Fantasy Literature track with the assertion that “I’m going to be moderating this panel because I’m a d—k.”  But Ringo proved to be quite the opposite as he lauded his fellow panelists, authors Julie Cochrane and Tom Kratman and their contributions to work jointly authored with Ringo and published… Read more →