LaShawn’s Wiscon 35 Schedule

It feels like I’ve barely caught my breath from going to Mo*Con last weekend before running out the door again to Wiscon. I’ll do con reports next week, but first, let me post where I’m gonna be this weekend:

Friday 1pm: The Gathering (though I’m going to arriving a little late because I get off of work at 1pm)
I’m going to be at the Gathering doing temporary tattoos. Stop by!

Sunday 10am: Once Upon A Time
Participants: Vylar Kaftan, Kimberly A. Blanchette, Christopher Davis, Julia Rios, LaShawn M. Wanak

Panelists use the card game "Once Upon a Time" to tell half-baked fairy tales for laughs. Find out what happens when panelists play tug-of-war with a story, trying to bend it towards wildly different endings.

Participants: K. Tempest Bradford, Amal El-Mohtar, Victor Raymond, LaShawn M. Wanak
Back for a third go-round, by popular demand! Writers of color working in F/SF face unique challenges, it’s true. But, at the end of the day, being a "person of color" is only one aspect of what makes up our identities as writers. While it’s very flattering to asked to be on panels, most of these panels never crack the ceiling of Race 101. With that in mind, wouldn’t it be nice for multiple writers of color to sit on a panel that isn’t about race at all? Here’s our chance to do just that. So, what are we gonna talk about, instead? Practically anything! Presented in game show format, SIBLING OF REVENGE OF NOT ANOTHER F*CKING RACE PANEL brings together writers of color to get their geek on about any number of pop culture topics—none of them race related.

Sunday 4pm:For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Shapeshifting, Teleporting, & Conjuring….
Participants: K. Tempest Bradford, Neesha Meminger, Nnedi Okorafor, LaShawn M. Wanak, Ibi Aanu Zoboi
Five women writers of color read from their speculative fiction featuring extraordinary WOC in extraordinary circumstances. (I don’t know if I consider my characters extraordinary, but I will be reading an excerpt from "She’s All Light".)


I won’t be doing the writer’s workshop this year, sadly, mainly because I didn’t have anything ready by the deadline (story of my life these days). However, because all of my panels are on the same day, Sunday, I decided I’m going to go all out and go baby doll goth. Because I got the dress. Y’all. The tricky part would be finding a big white flower to stick in my locs.

Other than that, I’ll be roaming around when I’m not at panels or scheming my way into the Governor’s Club, so feel free to say hi!