Join the Carl Brandon Society at WisCon 32

Are you heading to WisCon for Memorial Day Weekend? If so, be sure to connect with the Carl Brandon Society. Our schedule is posted below. You can also chat with steering committee members Candra K. Gill, Claire Light, Victor Raymond, Nisi Shawl, and Bryan Thao Worra. The steering committee will be wearing pins that say, “Color Me SF!”

Official Carl Brandon Society Events at WisCon 32

Friday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WisCon Opening Ceremonies

The Carl Brandon Society is hosting the Opening Ceremonies this year, so come help us kick off WisCon.

Friday, 10:30 p.m – Party

Join us on the sixth floor for our party with our co-host, the Speculative Literature Foundation. Talk with Carl Brandon Society steering committee members, make a crown, renew your membership, and check out the new Carl Brandon Society buttons.

Saturday, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m., Conference Room 5
Carl Brandon Society Update

Come to this panel to get a comprehensive update on the Awards and the Butler Memorial Scholarship. We’re also looking for your input, so come ready to brainstorm with us.

Saturday, 2:30 – 3:45p.m., Conference Room 4

Carl Brandon Society Sponsored Panel. Program Description: You’ve heard of Octavia Butler, Samuel Delany, and Nalo Hopkinson as people of color who write SF/F. Let’s talk about other writers of genre fiction who are people of color. Who are your favorites that everyone should be reading?

Sunday, 4 – 5:15 p.m., Conference Room 5
Some of Us Are Brave: Identity Intersections in an Election Year

Carl Brandon Society Sponsored Panel. Program Description: With the Clinton and Obama candidacies, there has been a great deal of discussion in the press about race and gender. Unfortunately, this discussion is often framed in terms of which is the so-called bigger issue. Black women in particular have been singled out as facing a perceived dilemma in terms of identity framed as an either/or situation. This panel will look at identity intersections – ands instead of ors – using the discourse around the Clinton and Obama candidacies as a framework.

Sunday, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
CBS Invitational Dinner/Mixer

Dinner with the steering committee and ongoing & prospective volunteers

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2 Replies to “Join the Carl Brandon Society at WisCon 32”

  1. Victor – we talked briefly at the GoH speech about Jacob and I holding a fundraiser for the OB Scholarship. We’ve begun planning, and lined up three very exciting possible guests – but of course I can’t find your email address! Please contact me via – we can start coordinating!!

    Otherwise, call us at the Tachyon offices – number at our website.

    Rina Weisman

  2. Thanks for this site. I see I have much reading to do. I learn more about the human race via reading. Being a Black woman (I really would rather just be a human! However… categories and labels just cannot get away from them.)I find it is extremely important for me to get different perspectives of thoughts of what it means to be human for people different than myself. I learned this when I started reading the older Asian writers novels. There can be much truth in novels, fantasy and sci fi writings. The Universe belongs to all. Writing bridges the gaps and (hopefully) leads to more understanding beyond the stereotypes the mainstream media loves to peddle. I look forward to the day when we take each other more seriously as humans.

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