Couldn’t make it to Eugene in December? Didn’t hear about it in time?
You’re in luck: The University has posted videos of all of the sessions, including the Sally Miller Gearhart Lesbian Lecture the day before.
Sally Miller Gearhart Lesbian Lecture, Dr. Alexis Lothian, “Queer Longings in Straight Futures: Notes Toward a Prehistory for Lesbian Speculation.” Dr. Lothian is a member of the Tiptree Award Motherboard.
Welcome and Panel 1: Ursula K. Le Guin and the Field of Feminist Science Fiction, with Karen Joy Fowler, Vonda N. McIntyre, Molly Gloss, Debbie Notkin and Suzy McKee Charnas, moderated by Julie Phillips. (For those keeping score, that’s one Founding Mother, one Motherboard member, four past winners, and four past jurors.)
UO Prof. Edmond Chang’s Feminist SF students on The Word for World is Forest, with Allison Ford, Lauren Stewart, Keegan Williams, and Kylie Pun
Keynote and Q & AUrsula Le Guin and the Larger Reality”
Panel 3: “Speculative Gender and The Left Hand of Darkness”, with micha cárdenas, Aren Aizura and Tuesday Smillie, moderated by Alexis Lothian. micha cárdenas was the inaugural Tiptree Fellowship recipient.
Panel 4: “Le Guin’s Fiction as Inspiration for Activism, with adrienne maree brown and Grace Dillon, moderated by Joan Haran (a past Tiptree Award juror).
Panel 5: Kelly Sue DeConnick and Ben Saunders: “New Directions in Feminist Science Fiction: A Conversation with Kelly Sue DeConnick”
Keynote: Brian Attebery, “The James Tiptree Jr. Book Club: A Mitochondrial Theory of Literature.” Brian Attebery is a past Tiptree Award juror.
Check them all out; you’ll be glad you did.