In the latest news, I have received official word that my proposal to present a paper on WorldCon Dublin‘s academic track has been accepted.
I look forward to sharing more of my current research, this time focusing on the latest series from one of this year’s Guests of Honor, Ian McDonald. My current working title for this presentation is “Questioning Mononormativity: Love, Sex, and Relationships on McDonald’s Luna.”
Of course, the title might change slightly by the time I get to Dublin, this summer. I have no information yet as to what time and / or day of WorldCon my academic track panel will be scheduled for, but I will share it once that information has been finalized and I am clear to shout it from the roof-tops!
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!