Capricon approacheth! Our whole family will be in attendance. If you’re trying to reach me, try at my panels:


International Science Fiction – Friday, 02-08-2013 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Botanic Garden B (Special Events – Programming)
There are many rich traditions of science fiction and fantasy throughout the world. International authors such as Lavie Tidhar, Christopher Kastensmidt, Karen Lord, and Aliette de Bodard are starting to get attention in the US. Panelists will discuss some of the various global SF/F scenes and writers that you should know.
James Bacon – 
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Lynne M. Thomas (M)

Free Books: What You Can Get from Libraries – Friday, 02-08-2013 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Birch B
Libraries offer a consistent and ever growing selection of reading and viewing material. And they let you have it for free. Capricon’s librarians talk about the latest trends in libraries, from e-book availability to streaming video.
Sandra Levy 
Patricia Sayre McCoy (M) 
Lynne M. Thomas

The Shirtless Workout Rating Scale – Friday, 02-08-2013 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Willow
Can you judge a hero by his shirtless workouts? Come find out as we develop a new way to rate your favorite programs.
Sondra de Jong – 
Kate Garden – 
Helen Montgomery –
Lynne M. Thomas

Geek Blind Spots: I Should’ve Read/Seen/Played That – Friday, 02-08-2013 – 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm – Birch A
Have you heard a GASP when you told your friends that you’ve never read the Lord of the Rings? Have you never gotten around to watching Blade Runner or an episode of The Twilight Zones? These panelists talk about their blind spots. Please don’t judge them.
Rich Horton –
Helen Montgomery 
Steven H Silver (M)
Lynne M. Thomas

Fandom a-GoGo: Fannish Productions – Saturday, 02-09-2013 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Botanic Garden B (Special Events – Programming)
For generations, fans have expressed their love of SF/F by making things like fanzines, fanart, fanfic, and fancasts that celebrate our genres and communities. These fans discuss their productions and others that you might want to check out.
James Bacon 
Michael Lee (M) 
Lynne M. Thomas
Ben Yalow

Short Fiction: Amuse Cerveau! – Sunday, 02-10-2013 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Birch B
SF/F short fiction is still alive and vibrant in numerous magazines, websites, and anthologies. These panelists will talk about the exciting short fiction scene and some of the amazing works that are out there.
Richard Chwedyk
Rich Horton 
Lynne M. Thomas (M)


About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a nine time Hugo Award winning editor and podcaster. In her day job, she is Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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