Friday, 9 p.m. I'll be hosting, along with Liz Westbrook- Trenholm and Michael Rimar, the Bundoran Press Publisher Reception - Readings from Lazarus Risen and Stars Like Cold Fire. Drop by for a nosh and a drink in the Tavern ConSuite 3rd Fl - Room 315
Saturday 10 a.m.
Character Arc and Mental Health: Autism, depression, anxiety and mental health diagnoses are more than character tropes. Which writers effectively structure compelling characters without misrepresenting what it means to live atypical lives? Which ones need to do better and how could they? Hayden Trenholm, Susan Forest, Fanny Darling, Ada Hoffmann, Lynne MacLean (m) Zenith Room
Saturday 11 a.m.
Brave New Baby – Speculating Birth, Health and Death in the Future: Tremendous new medical tools are now available to improve lives and combat disease, such as stem cell banking, gene therapy, cyborging, and early integration with technology. What exactly is the field of now and the medical field in 20-40 years from now, and how is science fiction engaging with it? Anatoly Belilovski, Lesley Donaldson, Julie Czerneda, Angela S. Stone, Hayden Trenholm (m) Sunset Room
Saturday 5 p.m.
The Strangers Among Us: Readings from the Mental Health-themed Anthology - Suzanne Church, A.M. Dellamonica, Julie E. Czerneda, Susan Forest, James Alan Gardner, Rich Larson, Lucas K. Law, Ursula Pflug, Robert Runté, Hayden Trenholm, Edward Willett Zenith Room
Saturday 7 p.m.
Play Reading: Prisoner of Zelda - Hayden Trenholm, Agnes Cadieux, Geoff Gander, Brandon Crilly A romantic comedy with a twist -- and guns. Zenith Room
Sunday 11 a.m.
Bodies of Difference: Disability in Spec Fic – This panel explores the representation of disability in speculative fiction. We examine representations of medicalized bodies, portrayals of people who are disabled, and the narratives that surround disability in our society. This panel is about imagining a future for the bodies we occupy. Madona Skaff,Rebecca Simkin, Hayden Trenholm, Ada Hoffmann, Cathy Hird, Derek Newman-Stille (m) Dawn Room
Hope to see you there.