My (tentative) Shamrokon/Eurocon Schedule

Although sad to miss Loncon/Worldcon, I’m thrilled to be attending Shamrokon, and not just because Dublin’s become one of my favorite cities to visit!  So, if you’re going to be in town that weekend, and thinking about/planning on attending Shamrokon, this is where you can find me…


Adaptations – Live Action To Text
Friday 16:00 – 17:00, E. Room 1/2 

We usually think of adaptations going from prose to film, but in this panel we celebrate the other adaptations – movies and tv shows that have become books and comics. (Heather Urbanski (M), Laura Anne Gilman, Lawrence Watt-Evans)


Saturday 12:00 – 13:00, D. Ground Floor 2 

Pseudonyms, anonymous publications and pen names have been a part of SF&F writing ever since Frankenstein was published anonymously. Sometimes they’re an open secret to aid branding (eg Mira Grant) and sometimes they’re a secret to allow a work to be judged on its own merits (JK Rowling)  (Laura Anne Gilman, Seanan McGuire, Ann VanderMeer)


“All This Is True Because It Rhymes”
Saturday 21:00 – 22:00, C. Ground Floor 1 

Prophecies as a plot device in SF&F  (Laura Anne Gilman, Ruth Frances Long, Andrzej Sapkowski, Jeff VanderMeer)


“She wrote it, but…” – Invisible Women Creators

Sunday 10:00 – 11:00, B. Main Room 2

Madame d’Aulnoy, Sara Coleridge, Mary Shelly, Jane C. Loudon, Margaret Cavendish, Hope Mirrlees, E. Nesbit, Stella Benson, C. L. Moore, Andre Norton, Ursula K. Le Guin, Shirley Jackson, Leigh Brackett, Evangeline Walton….  Women have been profoundly important and influential creators since the very foundation of Speculative Fiction, so why are they often left out of the academic texts, the awards lists and the reprint market? And what do the panel and the audience do to alter this trend?  (Susan Connolly, Laura Anne Gilman, Cheryl Morgan, Theresa Derwin)

1 thought on “My (tentative) Shamrokon/Eurocon Schedule”

  1. In a previous life ™ where I worked on creating electronic texts of early women writers in English, I was fascinated to watch one generation of women say, “oh, woe is me! I am the first woman ever to set pen to paper!” (or words to that effect), the next be very conscious of other women who had written, and the following generation be back to “I am the first woman ever to set pen to paper!” But I still love Cavendish’s “The Blazing World”, and still cite it as a speculative work, so I love the concept of this panel. I’ll toast you and your fellow panelists with whisky on this side of the pond, alas, as you celebrate the many iterations of “She wrote it but …”.

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