I had been slated to attend WorldCON in-person, but a month or so ago, when COVID numbers began to spike, I requested to be shifted to fully virtual. I must have gotten my request in in early enough because I am still on a fair amount of programming. Whoot! So, if you are attending WorldCON/Chicon8 this weekend and have virtual access, here's where I will be:
Thursday, September 1, 2022
5:30 PM Virtual Table Talk - Lyda Morehouse / Tate Hallaway (Airmeet Tables,) Duration: 60 mins
7:30 PM Reading - Lyda Morehouse / Tate Hallaway (Airmeet Readings,) Duration: 20 mins
Saturday, September 3, 2022
10:00 AM The Legacy and Influence of Satoshi Kon (Airmeet 5,) Duration: 60 mins
Alina Sidorova (moderator), Osawa Hirotaka, Lyda Morehouse / Tate Hallaway, Nick Mamatas
Come explore this retrospective on the maker of films like Paprika, Millennium Actress, and Tokyo Godfathers, Satoshi Kon. Often exploring themes of performance, social stigma, and the human psyche, Satoshi's stories have left an indelible mark upon media though focus on the synergy between dreams and reality.
7:00 PM Noir and SFF (Airmeet 2,)Duration: 60 mins
Lyda Morehouse / Tate Hallaway, Marissa James, Nick Mamatas, T. C. Weber (moderator)
Noir fiction and SFF have similar roots in the pulps, and speculative fiction often uses noir themes—or at least its surface appearance. Our panelists will consider noir's influence on cyberpunk and novels like Miéville's The City and the City or Khaw's Hammers on Bone, and ponder the best uses of the fedora. . . in space! Let's talk about our favorite SFF hardboiled detectives, existential dread, and French cinema.