My schedule for Readercon (July 11-14, Quincy, Massachusetts):
4:00 PM (Salon 4) The Spectrum of Short Fiction SF/F Editing
Mike Allen, Scott H. Andrews, Neil Clarke, Ellen Datlow, Mary Anne Mohanraj (mod), Sheila Williams
This panel of SF/F magazine and anthology editors will discuss different approaches to their work, from very hands-on to very hands-off. What are currently accepted best practices for editing — if consensus even exists on that — and how have they changed over time? Do editors still commission stories and collaborate almost to the point of coauthoring, or is that era over? And how can a writer submitting a story know what kind of editing they’re likely to get?
8:00 PM (Concierge Lounge) Kaffeeklatsches
Neil Clarke, Mary Anne Mohanraj
2:00 PM (Salon B) Translation and Embedded Assumptions
Anatoly Belilovsky, John Chu, Neil Clarke, Pablo Defendini, Tamara Vardomskaya (mod)
In an interview with Fran Wilde, Emily Wilson described the effect of embedded cultural assumptions in translating The Odyssey — not only the assumptions in the original Greek, but the assumptions that past English translators have imposed on the text. Panelists will discuss how translators can and should approach these challenges.
You’ll also be able to find me at the Clarkesworld table in the Dealer’s Room.