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Tidying up Tweets while I still remember what they are, which is not a great call given the time and that I have an 8:30 panel to moderate, but is still more efficient than the alternative. Or something.

Questions of justice and injustice very often lie at the core of SF/F stories. As writers, how do we construct societies where these conflicts work well? What worldbuilding tools can we use to portray justice systems and their systemic - and often problematic - consequences in a society? How can we show those consequences in the actions and language of our characters?
M: K. Tempest Bradford. Charlie Jane Anders, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Anaea Lay, Juliette Wade

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It has been An Evening in Chateau Steelypips, so I'm just pasting things in without formatting; please comment on them!

Also there is weirdly a lot of programming at 8:30 in the morning?? For example, on Saturday I am scheduled against BOTH the Good Place panel and 50 Panels in 75 Minutes.

Friday: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Disaggregated Identity In Recent SciFi
Annalee Newitz's 2017 novel Autonomous shares thematic echoes with Rebecca Sugar's Steven Universe, Martha Wells's All Systems Red and Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch trilogy (Ancillary Justice and its sequels). They tell stories of networked identity and body violation. What is it like to have unaccountable masters who can alter your mind? How similar is that to being misinformed and betrayed, in normal human ways, by people and organizations who have power over you? Who gets to choose whether to be plugged in, to fuse, and with whom? How do these stories reflect our networked lives, online socializing and work, and the role of technology and bodily affordances in group and identity formation?
M: Kate Nepveu. Mary Amanda Clark, Annalee Newitz, Benjamin Rosenbaum

Friday: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Conference 2:
Join The Mod Squad: Enhance Your Moderation Skills
Ever go to a panel and spend your time thinking, "With a good moderator, this would be a much better panel"? We will review several ways to be that good moderator, offer tips and tricks, and generally work on improving WisCon's already high standards for panel moderation. We strongly encourage you to attend this panel if you are moderating at WisCon, especially if it's your first time. It's also a great experience if you ever have been, or think you ever will be, a panel moderator anywhere.
M: Christopher Davis. Gerri Balter, Naomi Kritzer, Kate Nepveu, Carrie Pruett, Kat Tanaka Okopnik

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Conference 2:
Atheist Parenting
In this panel, we will discuss ways to teach kids about atheism. We will also cover ways to teach atheist kids to be respectful towards believers.
M: Kate Nepveu. Jason Finn, Betsy Lundsten

Sunday: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Conference 2:
Tiptree Award Discussion
A panel to celebrate and discuss this year's Tiptree Award winner and honor list.
M: Kate Nepveu. Virginia Bergin, Alexis Lothian

Monday: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
University B:
Dreamwidth Power Tips
Let's share tips on how to use Dreamwidth more effectively--to manage notifications, keep track of multiple reading lists and feeds, control our comment settings, search and filter what we want to read, and so on.
M: Kate Nepveu. Sumana "brainwane" Harihareswara, Emma Humphries

Finally, the obligatory poll:

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 17

Will you be at WisCon this year?

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Yes, and we should schedule a get-together
4 (36.4%)

Yes, we'll wave at each other in passing
5 (45.5%)

2 (18.2%)


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10 (58.8%)

Ticky is too wrung out to come up with additional clever options
3 (17.6%)

Ticky isn't going to ask why there isn't a "no" option because Ticky knows that wouldn't help Kate plan
10 (58.8%)

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