This year GenreCon features several former Sarnia residents who now work at ChiZine Publications. These are Co-publisher, Editor in Chief and Bram Stoker Award winner Brett Savory, Managing Editor Helen Marshall and Marketing Manager Laura Marshall.
Also planning to attend are ChiZine Co-publisher Sandra Kasturi, Brett's partner in life, writers Jeff DeLuzio and Ryan Gibbs, science fiction writer and editor Eric Choi and mystery writers Dennis Collins, N. J. Lindquist and Crime Writers of Canada President Catherine Astolfo.
This is the schedule of events:
GenreCon 2011 Schedule
10 AM West Room "Why editing is important and its role in publishing"
Moderator Sandra Kasturi, Brett Savory, Eric Choi, Helen Marshall, N. J. Lindquist
Library Theatre Planetes anime space television episodes:
"The Lunar Flying Squirrels" & "Extraterrestrial Girl"
11 PM Meet and Greet Reception
12 PM West Room The Small Press Moderator Sandra Kasturi, Dennis Collins, Brett Savory, Eric Choi, Laura Marshall
East Room HadouCon Panel pitches Have you got an idea for our anime/manga convention HadouCon happening on July 9th 2011? Then come and pitch the idea! Runs until 4 PM at the lastest.
Library Theatre Planetes episodes "A Place To Cling To" & "Regrets"
1 PM West Room The Mystery Genre and why I chose to write in it.
Moderator Dennis Collins, N. J. Lindquist, Catherine Astolfo
Library Theatre Cowboy Bebop science fiction episodes John Woo inspired "Ballad of Fallen Angels" & the Blaxploitation tribute "Mushroom Samba"
2 PM West Room "Meet Chizine Publishing" they produce weird, surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction presented by Moderator Sandra Kasturi, Brett Savory, Helen Marshall, Laura Marshall
Library Theatre Anime SF Movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
3 PM West Room Writing: Plot vs Characters Moderator Eric Choi, Dennis Collins, N. J. Lindquist, Catherine Astolfo, Jeff DeLuzio
4 PM West Room The Yellow Peril and Exotic Asia Refracted Through SF and Fantasy Historical images of the Orient are shown and their influence on science fiction is discussed Moderator Jeff DeLuzio and Eric Choi
East Room Genre Poetry Discussion how does it fit or not? Moderator Catherine Astolfo, Sandra Kasturi, Helen Marshall, Ryan Gibbs
5PM Depart for Ups and Downs for Optional Group Dinner Book Early!