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My Arisia 2015 schedule, for anyone who's curious:
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Queering Up Canon / Marina 1 / Sunday, 2:30 PM (1hr15min)
Much fanfic has a large interest in QUILTBAG themes. Maybe your fic involves making characters of the same gender fall in love with each other, having a character established as cis turn out to be trans, or asking if Sherlock has never shown any interest in a "proper" Victorian marriage because he's asexual. Can fanfic writing and QUILTBAG activism potentially intersect? What does it mean that fans of works with cis, straight characters are looking for more variety in the fiction they consume?

Reading: Daniels, Odasso, Taaffe / Bulfinch / Sunday, 4:00 PM (1hr15min)
Authors Gillian Daniels, Adrienne Odasso, & Sonya Taaffe read selections from their works.

Representations of Disability on the Screen / Marina 4 / Monday, 1:00 PM (1hr15min)
Assistive tech has been a staple of genre movies and film, from Geordi's visor on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" to Julie's artificial legs on "Extant." We're also seeing more disabilities represented in fantasy, from "How to Train Your Dragon" to "A Game of Thrones." How are genre creators getting it right (and wrong), both in their handling of disabilities and assistive tech, and in society's treatment of those themes?

The Autism Community / Marina 3 / Monday, 2:30 PM (1hr15min)
What is autism, and what is an autism self-advocate? Learn about Autism Spectrum Disorders and why they may affect more of fandom than you think. We will also talk about autism activism, current social and political issues affecting autistic people, and the connection between autism and other disability communities.

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i'm not ready for arisia, but i'll be there. i have a single at the con hotel this year, YAY ME!!! i might be eating beans and rice thruout the rest of the winter, but it'll be fine. :)

I live so close now, relatively speaking, that having a room would be somewhat superfluous; last year I just tended to stay very late in the evenings and take cabs home if it got too ridiculously cold.

quincy is a hike from the boston waterfront, unfortunately. it takes me longer to get home from the westin than it does from work.

Hey, have you met lollardfish? He's a medieval historian friend of mine (we went to UMN together briefly), a geek, and a disability advocate. He's usually at K'Zoo. You might find his blog interesting considering your Arisia schedule: www.thismess.net.

OMG, Get Fuzzy. I haven't thought about that comic in ages.

(Hello!)

I'm really interested in the assistive tech thing. I wrote a review of Lock In talking about these issues.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-m-perry/disability-today-and-john-scalzis-lock-in_b_5729772.html

I don't really like aspects of the essay rhetorically, but the core exploration of the issues, I hope, is solid.

Many thanks for the link! I'll read it with interest :)

I have not! But it looks like the introduction is happening as we speak ;)

Thanks for the person-rec!

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