Monday, December 08, 2014

Arisia (January 16 - 19, 2015)

You're probably just getting into the swing of the holidays, but I'm thinking ahead to that quiet time when all the craziness is over and the Science Fiction/Fantasy conventions start up again.

The first on the calendar is Arisia, a volunteer-run convention that covers all aspects of science fiction and fantasy literature and media. I'll be hanging out at the Broad Universe table, signing and selling books, and also participating on two panels:

Religions, Holidays, and Rituals in Your Fiction     

Sat 10:00 AM    

Panelists discuss religions, holidays and rituals across the genres (Fantasy, Horror, SF) and their creation. What are the differences in belief systems associated with traditional holidays of our world's different cultures as compared to those in genre fiction?

Terri Bruce (moderator), Barbara Chepatis, Greer Gilman, Debra Doyle, Morven Westfield

Fortune Telling Methods

Sat 10:00 PM

A discussion of favorite fortune telling methods, their uses, and how they're portrayed in popular culture. Covering tarot cards to hydromancy and everything in-between.

Catherine Kane (moderator), Sean Kane, Anna Erishkigal, Morven Westfield

Arisia Info

Arisia (January 16 - 19, 2015)
Boston Westin Waterfront hotel
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Author Guest of Honor: N. K. Jemisin
Artist Guest of Honor: Lee Moyer
Fan Guest of Honor: Colette Fozard

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