Live at Worldcon: The Skiffy and Fanty Show, Announcements, Torture Cinema, and Schedules!

25 Aug

Julia, Jen, and Shaun will be at Worldcon this year.  That’s right.  We’re going to cause a lot of trouble, such as switching the dust jackets on books in the dealer’s room and randomly assaulting authors with our digital recorder (we’re coming for you, Myke Cole).  And since this is our first convention of any sort for The Skiffy and Fanty Show, we’ve got some super special stuff in store:

  1. We are making two big announcements at Worldcon this year.  Look out for our Skiffy and Fanty shirts, as they’ll contain all the clues you need!  We’ll also make the announcements in one or two of the podcasts we record while in attendance.
  2. A live recording of Torture Cinema
  3. A lot of Worldcon joy
  4. Update:  We’ve also included Julia’s panel schedule at the bottom.  We’re likely to try to attend the podcast panel she moderates on Monday.

We’ve listed our live recording of Torture Cinema and our Worldcon schedules below:

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Our special guest will be Mike R. Underwood.  Yes, there will be a skit featuring some of our classic characters, plus a few more!

The location for the live recording has yet to be announced (likely a hotel room #, which we won’t know until Thursday).  Keep an eye on our Twitter account for the location.  You are also free to tweet (@skiffyandfanty) or email us (skiffyandfanty[at]gmail[dot]com) about it; we’ll message everyone the second we know the exact location.


The following is the tentative attendance schedule for Shaun and Jen (note:  this schedule may change)(the full program can be found here):

(Note:  if you want to invite Jen, Shaun, or Julia to something, please don’t hesitate.  This schedule is intentionally unfixed, as things pop up at conventions that may alter one’s plans, and for good reason!)


2 PM
140: Fantastic London (007CD)

3 PM
195: Ellen Datlow – Pat Cadigan Dialog (006CD)

4 PM (we haven’t decided on this hour yet)
260: The Art of Adaptation (006B)
285: Contaminating Other Worlds (008A)

5 PM
335: SF as a Stealth Delivery Platform (006CD)
370: Opening Ceremonies (Ballroom A)

6 PM

7-9 PM
440: Iron Sky (007CD)

We’ll likely attend one of the publisher parties at 9 PM (we’re not sure which one)


9 AM
610: Lakeside: A Year w Jay Lake (103B)

10 AM
685: What Happened to US-Based Spanish Language Pub? (008B)

11 AM
805: Fans and Academia (101B)

12 PM
885: Cultural Origins of the Modern Super Hero Comics (006A)

1:00 PM (we haven’t decided yet)
990: Meet the New Doctor (001AB)
1050: The History of Science/Experience of SF (008B)

2:00 PM
1170: The Future of the Border (008B)

3:00 PM (we haven’t decided yet)
1230: Creating Anthologies (001AB)
1255: Colossus, Skynet, or the Culture (006A)
1270: Asian SF Lit (007A)
1275: Consensus Reality and the Geography of Fantasy (007B)
1290: Science Fiction of South America (008B)
1315: Starship Century (103B)

4:00 PM
1420: The State of Sword & Sorcery: New Trends (008A)

5:00 PM
1515: DC’s New 52 (006A)

6:00 PM
1675: SF in Japan (101B)

7:00 PM (we make skip this one to arrive earlier at the following event)
1740: Near-Future Energy (007B)

8:00 PM


9:00 PM
Torture Cinema LIVE!


11:00 AM
2135: Magic Realism (007B)

12:00 PM (we haven’t decided yet)
2255: New Sf Communities in New Milieus (007A)
2265: Mexican SF and Fantastic Fiction (007CD)
2275: What Will Replace Urban Fantasy (008B)

1:00 PM
2420: Punking It (101B)

2:00 PM (we haven’t decided yet)
2530: 30 Great SFF Films You Haven’t Seen (007B)
2535: What Does SF Tells Us about Dealing w/ China? (007CD)

3:00 PM
2705: Consensual Reality (103B)

4:00 PM (we haven’t decided yet)
2790: Brain-Melting Nonfiction (007A)
2840: Space Opera: More than Mind Candy? (103B)

5:00 PM
2885: Writing Combat (001AB)

6:00 PM
3015: Stop Calling it a Kerfluffle (006B)

7:00 PM
Justin Landon’s Magic Party!


10:00 AM
3275: Disability in SFF (006A)

11:00 AM
3430: Should SF Consider… (Cole/Buckell/etc.) (008A)

12:00 PM

1:00 PM
3640: Consider Iain M. Banks (001AB)

2:00 PM
3755: Kaffeeklatsch w/ Brust/Kowal/Asaro

3:00 PM
3920: YA Fantasy (007A)

4:00 PM (we haven’t decided yet)
4060: Philosophy and SF (007B)
4065: Who’s Working on Gay Issues in SFF (007CD)

5:00 PM
4180: Melding Mind and Machine (007CD)

6:00 PM

8:00 PM


10:00 AM
4450: Mental Illness in SF and F (008B)

And then we all have to go home and cry about how lame our real lives are… *sob*


Julia’s Schedule

Meet the New Doctor: Helen Mirren
Friday 13:00 – 14:00
Writers Workshop (this is a small section for three pre-registered participants, so not a public item)
Friday 16:00 – 18:00
Live Torture Cinema!
Friday 9pm
Kaffeeklatsch: Gabrielle de Cuir, David Liss, Julia Rios
Saturday 12:00 – 13:00
Glitter and Mayhem Party (promised I would attend, not an official host)
Saturday 8pm at the San Antonio Rollercade
Is Zelazny Still Relevant?
Sunday 11:00 – 12:00
Hugo Rehearsal
Sunday 2pm
Into Darkness: Horror and Dark Fantasy
Sunday 15:00 – 16:00
Who’s Working on Gay Issues and Themes in SF/F?
Sunday 16:00 – 17:00
Creating a Memorable Podcast
Monday 10:00 – 11:00

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