Sunday at 2:30pm: Erasure is Not Equality: "A discussion of the erasure of people of color in history-based SF/F. Good writers research their subject matter, so why are we seeing SF/F set in the Old West, major cities, or anywhere that doesn't include the actual POC who were present and part of the historical record? Everything from the Moors in Scotland to Chinese laborers in the Old West to Africans in the Roman Empire will be discussed."
Saturday at 8:30am: Faeries of Color: Tales of the Fae Beyond Europe: "People often think of fairy tales as stories from British or Western European cultures, but what about Asia and Central Asia? The Middle East? Africa? American Indians and First Nations? These cultures have equivalent fairy tales that address our human relationship to the wild/natural world and reflect important cultural elements that define a society's values. What can these fairy tales teach us?"
I will be picky about who gets on that first one. You need to write me a little "this is why I should be on that".
If you can help, please let me know ASAP! Again, this is for people who are already Arisia panelists. I cannot comp you in at this late date.