What an absolute honor! I would like to extend my thanks to Mr. Gilliland, the award committee, and the Heinlein Society at large. I am absolutely over the moon (pun intended) and incredibly grateful.
A video of my presentation of the award-winning paper, “Questioning Mononormativity: Heinleinian Non-Monogamies,” can be found here, and is also available through the video tab listed in the horizontal menu on my website.
I could not be happier to receive such a fantastic recognition.
[Just to be clear, I redacted some ancillary information by painting over it in white.]
Are you wondering what I am working on now? Sometimes, so am I!
While I can’t always talk about everything I do because I provide my clients with the utmost confidentiality, I am always happy to discuss my current focus of independent research in the fantastic genres.
My next scheduled presentation will be at the 40th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 40), which runs March 13-16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. My presentation is titled “Questioning Mononormativity: Identity Politics of Polyamory in the Popular Fantastic.”
This paper is yet another brief look into my research in liminal, non-traditional relationships in the fantastic. Previous glimpses were seen at the 7th Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung conference in Münster (GfF 7) and at WorldCon 76 in San Jose.
The current program has my paper slated for the second block (10:30 am-noon) of Saturday, March 16th, but that could change by the time the conference starts, so be sure to check registration for any last-minute changes.
See you in Orlando!