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  1. Wiscon 36 – Day 3

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    Day 3 started off not particularly well, though no fault of Wiscon. I headed out to catch the bus earlier than Saturday, but I still missed the bus I needed. Consequently, I ended up arriving 15 minutes into the first panel. That first panel was Geek Girls and the Problem of Self-Objectification. The panel was meant to start with the article with the same title at geekfeminism.org. Specifically, the author was careful to point out that geek cosplayers who go for the sexy aren’t the problem. The geek (and wider) culture is what rewards skin-showing. To be clear as to my background, I’m a straight dude. I pick that word…
  2. Wiscon 36 – Day 2

    I stayed out at the edge of Madison for WisCon. Before coming into town, I had checked that there was bus service between the Super 8 and the Concourse Hotel. Unfortunately, I failed to note that bus service clustered around the top of the hour on weekends. That meant I needed to head over to the bus stop at 8:45 a.m. in order to make the 10 a.m. set of panels. I caught the next arrival for the bus and arrived around 10:20, but first got coffee at Michelangelos, as coffee is a necessity. I rolled into the last half of the Designing a Magic System panel around 10:30, found…
  3. Wiscon 36 – Day 1

    I am attending Wiscon for the 4th year. I attempted to tweet about the events, but my Twitter client crashes on me. I arrived too late last night for the unofficial kick off reading at A Room Of One’s Own. This morning, I bussed in to the hotel, registered, and then hung out in the hotel lobby while reading the program guide and chatting with people. The Gathering wasn’t particularly interesting this year. I did pick up an ARC of New Jersey Noir, one of The Dragon Griaule, and one of Wild Cards II, all for $1 each. I didn’t attend any panels. More interesting today were a couple of…