Well, I am clocking in from Continuum 7 — or the death thereof (finally done after two hundred and panels….). For a small con it was very well done, and nothing major went wrong except for the plague con, which had 3 people drop out which as two of us were still there, and there were only ever 3 people on it… tells me space-time was bent if not quite broken.
Was fun to meet Brendan in the flesh!
On of the interesting things that came up was the ownership of material – particularly with myth (and gender, color orientation etc etc…). I was amused to be told by co-panelist (who is the sort of writer who wins awards -lambda etc) that it was just fine if they were the myths of top down cultures but a problem (perhaps) if they were bottom up. (Kate, restrain yourself). While I had delightful mental images at this, I, in the interest of avoiding a GOH flamewar, refrained from sharing them. I gather this means apartheid is fine as long as the ‘right’ people are the beneficiaries. Oddly, when it is convenient, this includes you, but if it’s someone else’s ‘ exclusive’ area it does not apply. Oh well. We muddle on. I shall continue as an equal opportunity offender.
I probably have all sorts of intelligent things to say and debate about but I am suffering from con exhaustion and overstimulation.
I’ll try to reply, folks, but it depends on my ability to get internet access.