I'm attending the Nebula Awards Conference from May 17 to 20 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. I'll be taking part in the two sessions below. I'll also be part of the general autograph session, which is on Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 3 pm and is open to the public.
I look forward to seeing everyone there.
- Thursday, May 17 (during a 5-minute period between 3:30 and 4:30pm)
Ignite Talk: The Emotions of Archaeology and History
- Saturday, May 19 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
What science fiction can learn from archaeology
Panelists: Arkady Martine, Annalee Newitz, Jason Sanford, Rosemary Claire Smith
Worldbuilding requires us to imagine societies that are radically different from our own. This is also what archaeologists do when they explore ancient civilizations. What can archaeological discoveries and methods teach us as writers? What does archaeological science fiction look like? Let's talk about the science of creating fictional civilizations.