My first hometown reading! I may have to
Speaking of Readercon: I shall be there too! I am participating in the Ideomancer reading of Kenneth Schneyer's hypertext story "Neural Net". From the program: "Group Reading: Ideomancer Speculative Fiction. Mike Allen, Leah Bobet, C.S.E. Cooney, Amanda Downum, George Galuschak, Claire Humphrey, Nicole Kornher-Stace, Kenneth Schneyer, Sonya Taaffe. Authors and poets read work from Ideomancer Speculative Fiction, one of the longest-running speculative fiction webzines still publishing." 3pm on Saturday June 14th, folks--see you there.
That's my only programmed appearance at Readercon, as I am not important enough to be a panelist yet--I will spend the rest of my time there attending other people's panels and readings, meeting people from Outer Alliance and hanging out with my Viable Paradise buddies Marko and Chang, and whoever else we can dragoon into
Total non sequitur: I just read a great story: "Immersion" by Aliette de Bodard. I cried. (Since I was reading it at my desk at work, this was actually a bit awkward.) It's about identity and colonization and the difficult political work of being yourself.