Book Reading, SF/F convention

Worldcon 77 — Dublin

15 August 12:00 am - 20 August 5:00 am

Here’s My Schedule:

First, I’m looking forward to discussing Indigenous Futurisms in:

Comparable Futurist Movements

16 Aug 2019, Friday 17:00 – 17:50, Wicklow Room-2 (CCD)

How influenced by Afrofuturism are other world futurist movements such as Sinofuturism, Nippofuturism and Gulf futurism? Do they consider themselves a part of the same futurist tradition, or separate? The panel will discuss visions of the future from world cultures, how they are influenced by the root cultures they draw from, and how (if at all) they relate to Afrofuturism.

Second, I’ll be moderating:

How Not to Make Feudal Mistakes

17 Aug 2019, Saturday 18:00 – 19:00, Liffey Room-3 (Readings) (CCD)Why are there so many feudal societies in fiction when, in reality, it largely didn’t exist in its popularized form? Why do fantasy authors keep coming back to it? What problems and benefits are there to feudalism in fantasy and why does it make historians cringe? This panel will explore the popularity of medieval feudalism in fantasy and consider the possible alternatives.

Come and break some moves with me in:

Introduction to Bellydance

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 10:00 – 11:50, Wicklow Room-5 (Workshops) (CCD)

Always wondered if you could belly dance? Want to find out how? This workshop will cover the basics for the curious – educational and enjoyable! All welcome. Sign-ups in advance will be required for this workshop (limited to 40 people).

And looking forward to chatting with you at the:

Autograph Session: Monday at 11:00

19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:00 – 11:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)

LOOKS TO BE A GREAT CON–SEE YOU THERE!
Cheers,
JTH

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