My Mac went paws-up on Sunday, so this is a drive-by post. I detail some "interacting with Jesse without setting fire to her body" tips in last year's WisCon post
. (The panels listed there are in the dim past, of course.)
I'm at the hotel, but without email. Twitter DMs to @Jesse_the_K will ping my phone. My phone number is in my profile info here at Dreamwidth. Also, use the magic bulletin board on 2nd floor, next to the craft supplies table.
My panels are:How to Make WisCon Affordable
Sun, 2:30–3:45 pm -- Senate AWisCon is an empowering event, and more people should get to participate. But journeying to Madison, finding a place to stay, and affording membership are all difficult, much less being able to buy a dessert ticket. How have we been able to make it affordable for ourselves? In what ways could WisCon become more accessible for poor people?Not Everyone Lives in the Future
Mon, 10:00–11:15 am -- Room 623Technology has an undeniably transformative effect on our lives and it is worth examining who has access to those effects. Geeks are generally very engaged with technology and it is easy to assume that the Internet, cell phones, computers, etc. are a given in everyone's lives. However, there are large communities where technological access is not at the level that geeks take for granted. How does lack of access to technology impede communities' ability to prosper? How can geeks help to make technology more available to communities that may benefit from them? Are these transformative effects even desirable? What are good examples of SF that highlight or problematize this issue?
I will be on the "Not another *&^%$ Disability Panel" next