I love Ravencon.

You should come.

Chuck Gannon is here, and busy paneling. Go look for him.

Some really good panels this year, even by Ravencon standards.

Morality of Magneto with the brilliant and lovely Day Al-Mohamed who is at her first Ravencon, Alhen Moin, Joan Wnedland, and Christopher was a blast. Lots of interesting discussion on:

  • is Magneto a victim?
  • a villain
  • antihero
  • is he hopelessly practical or just a mirror image of the Nazi’s

And a few other permutations.

Allen Wold’s workshop has Phil Kahn, and Darcy Wold on board to balance out my ah, proactive verbosity. Some really great stuff being done by the people participating under a time constraint. Anyone looking to improve their writing and pick up instant feedback on their work should get to a con Allen is running a Workshop at and make sure they sign up early.

Teenage Wasteland

Fun panel, Davey Beachamp did a great job moderating. We talked about some of the better YA both dystopian and other and some of the trends. Diane Bastine, Leila Tayler, Warren Rochelle, and A.J. Hartley kept me a: from talking too much and b: from revealing exactly how tired I was by gamely pretending I made sense when I did speak.

More tomorrow!