Worldcon is almost upon us and I have my schedule! And it is such a good schedule! Come up and see me!
Speed crafting – session 1
15 Aug 2019, Thursday 15:30 – 17:20, Warehouse Art Demo Area (Point Square Dublin)
It’s like speed dating for handicrafts. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at something new, but haven’t managed to take the ‘plunge’? We will provide the materials and instructors. Each session will have different handicrafts, and you will try each one. You won’t end up with something you can take away, but maybe you’ll be inspired. Sign-ups in advance will be required for this workshop (limited to 15 people).
Session 1: knitting, crochet, lucet.
Rebecca Hewett (M), David Demchuk, Nina Niskanen, Cora Buhlert
Doctor Who beyond the TV screen
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 10:00 – 10:50, Liffey Hall-2 (CCD)
We see a lot of programme items that talk about Doctor Who as a TV series, the actors, the stories, etc. However, we don’t see as many items about Doctor Who beyond the TV. How has the Doctor’s reach permeated print? Books? Gaming? Radio plays? …and why have we never seen a big budget Doctor Who movie in cinemas?
Paul Cornell, John Jarrold (John Jarrold Literary Agency), Nina Niskanen (M), Harun Šiljak (Trinity College Dublin, CONNECT SFI Centre for Future Networks and Communications)
Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda
19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:30 – 12:20, Odeon 1 (Point Square Dublin)
Female creators and characters are finally gaining recognition in the comics industry, but with that came a backlash. Where we disagree with creative directions, how do we best engage with creators? And how do we support female creators for an increased presence, without threats and harassment?
Note : Panel title refers to the ‘infamous’ cover from the last issue of the Mockingbird comic series
Seanan McGuire, Brianne Reeves (Bree Reads Books), Nina Niskanen, Dr Rebecca O’Neill (Wikimedia Community Ireland) (M), Terri Ash (Geek Calligraphy)