WisCon 40
posted May 9, 2016 12:47 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat May 28 at 8:00 PM, Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI, USA (Map & Directions)
May 27-30: WisCon is a feminist scifi/fantasy convention celebrating its 40th year. This year's Guests of Honor are Sofia Samatar, Justine Larbalestier, and Nalo Hopkinson. There are discussion panels, structured activities, parties and events, $1 childcare, a Con Suite with an array of snacks, safer spaces for People of Color and for trans/genderqueer people, and a dedicated Quiet Place where you can catch your breath and decompress. In particular I'm working this year's Saturday night Tiptree Award charity auction - promises to be a fun show.
posted by brainwane to Exhibition (6 comments total)

I'll be in the audience, thanks to glowing reviews of your last appearance.

For the literary, almost 100 readings from new & established authors (including SFF poetry). Gaming! A vid show and discussion. Panels from 8 to midnight! Meet intriguing folks from the Midwest and the world.

And because we can, a Hamilton sing-a-long.
posted by Jesse the K at 6:00 AM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

It's going to be a good time! The panels I've seen so far for this year look great.

As an FYI for MeFites in Madison who are considering attending but might not want a full-weekend con membership, you can get single-day memberships at the door. Friday and Monday's memberships are free (registration required) - you can find details at that link!
posted by dryad at 1:04 PM on May 11, 2016

This would be so fun. I hope I can make it! Thanks dryad for the heads up about single-day registration. :D
posted by nicodine at 11:20 AM on May 23, 2016

Yay seeing other MeFites!

The WisCon blog is chock-full of useful updates about free food, the pronoun stickers for badges, events, and more.

If you haven't been to WisCon before, the first-timers' dinner is a nice way to have a meal with others!

I'll be in Madison starting Thursday evening.
posted by brainwane at 4:42 PM on May 24, 2016

I'm daytripping on Sunday-- should make the Guest of Honor reading, at least!
posted by yarntheory at 2:31 PM on May 27, 2016

Thank you for getting this on my radar!
/me waves to anyone who was there, esp. in the emotional labor panel
posted by mimi at 5:05 AM on June 1, 2016

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