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Specifically, copying up the various flyers and business cards I collected as Looking Interesting Enough To Warrant Further Investigation. (My final bit of write-up will be the list of authors I'm intending to check out as a direct result of panels etc, and is distinct from the list of people I picked up flyers by coz they looked vaguely interesting.


... and there was definitely someone else - a small press who do books of poetry and also books of creepy and lots and lots of female werewolves? AUGH I seem to have lost their flyer that is DEEPLY irritating. If any of y'all can identify them for me I'd be super-grateful!
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Brief - hands didn't like me much!

Aaaand that's me done, because I'm not posting my notes for What is I?, because I gave up in disgust and left early it was so bad.

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This was great, but again my laptop ran out of battery power partway through. The thing that really got to me about LonCon in contrast with OSBridge (... aside from the bit where OSBridge was actually better at inclusivity, by and large) was that unlike OSBridge LonCon3 didn't have extension cables everywhere so people could charge during talks.

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This is one where I got bored of everyone being white dudes and rapidly stopped typing.

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I skipped transcribing most of Ellen Kushner's contributions because, right, it got to the point where she said a thing and I growled so loudly about the racism that everyone sitting near me collapsed in giggles. Also, if you've caught me complaining about the guy who described himself as a "straight white male" and "the prototypical reader"? Yeah, that was this one. However, if you ignore whitey it was a proper fantastic panel.

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Moderator Michael R Underwood, also featuring Zen Cho (Malaysia + London), Ian McDonald (Northern Ireland, just outside Belfast) Francis Knight, Yen Ooi (grew up in same area as Zen, moved to London for uni, lived in Tokyo for 2.5 years), Candas Jane Dorsey (Canadian city)

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[... and then my laptop died and I stopped transcribing. And that's as many panel notes as I'm going to post today, in the interests of not flooding you all!]
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~1200 words; extremely spotty transcript of the bits that grabbed me. Panel description:
Consideration of sexuality has been part of military SF since at least The Forever War, but while it's easier than it used to be to find militaristic SF novels that address queer experience -- Adam Roberts' New Model Army, say, or God's War by Kameron Hurley -- they remain uncommon. Let's talk about the implied or assumed links between combat, straightness, technology and morality, and how science fiction has succeeded and failed at complicating its understanding of the sexuality of war.

Duncan Lawie: moderator. The session is intended to run til 5:45. Primarily a reviewer, Arthur C Clarke judge - job is to keep his opinions to himself

Sarah Groenewegen: essayist, one essay in Queers Dig Timelords. Law enforcement in dayjob, in Australia, the UK and Netherlands.

Ann Leckie: author of AJ!

Tanya Huff: series of MilSF. Served in Canadian Navy as a cook for two tours (late 70s). Also has essay in QDT

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~5000 words; sorry about the extent to which I switch between transcript in panellist-subjective-first and third person.

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... that I am beyond delighted by Ancillary Justice and The Water That Falls On You From Nowhere's Hugo wins, very pleased about several other things, and despite no prior emotional investment at all in the Editors categories I actually started crying during Ginjer's acceptance speech.

I have had a... variable con, on which more later; but I am very pleased to have done the thing, very pleased to have spent time with so many awesome people, and very pleased to have met so many more awesome people. One more panel I want to make it to, tomorrow afternoon, and then I guess I'll start posting write-ups of the panels I attended.

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