Creating Rules of Enchantment
Wednesday 17:00 – 18:00, 207 (Messukeskus)
Magical worlds are wonderful places for readers to inhabit; however, they can be devilishly tricky places for writers to create. The magic must be powerful enough to be instrumental to the characters and storyline, and yet not so potent that the characters who wield it become indomitable and their stories therefore boring. Researching existing legends, mythology, and folklore can help an author frame effective magical systems.
Mark Tompkins, T.Thorn Coyle (M) , Jo Walton, Kari Sperring
Signing: Jo Walton
Thursday 11:00 – 12:00, Signing area (Messukeskus)
Asexuality in SF
Thursday 13:00 – 14:00, 101c (Messukeskus)
Is romance always necessary? How have asexual characters been written in SF and who are they?
Todd Allis, Kat Kourbeti, Jo Walton
Reading: Eva Elasigue, Jo Walton
Thursday 19:00 – 20:00, 101d (Messukeskus)
Eva L. Elasigue, Jo Walton
Gender and “Realistic History”
Saturday 11:00 – 12:00, Hall 3 (Messukeskus)
The panelists discuss how people from the past (particularly women and LGBT+ folks) were much more prominent and awesome than most fantasy & alternate history would have us believe.
Cheryl Morgan (M), Thomas Årnfelt, Gillian Polack, Jo Walton, Scott Lynch
History as World-building
Sunday 15:00 – 16:00, 216 (Messukeskus)
Using knowledge and research of real-life history as world-building fantasy and science fiction.
Thomas Årnfelt, Jacey Bedford, Heather Rose Jones (M) , Jo Walton Angus Watson
Note — I have no kaffeeklatch. 🙁