Cora goes virtually to DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon

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Due to the generally bad timing and the ongoing covid pandemic, I can’t attend this year’s Worldcon, DisCon III in Washington DC, in person, but I will be there virtually.

If you’re a member of DisCon III, you can see me on the following panels:

Honoring Charles Saunders’ Sword and Soul

Congressional On-Site Viewing (Virtual), Thursday, December 16, 1:00 pm EST

Available Online

In honor of his recent passing, our panelists explore the continuing influence of Charles Saunders’ inversion of sword and sorcery — “sword and soul” — on current writers and publishers such as P. Djeli Clark, Nalo Hopkinson, Troy Wiggins, and Sheree Renée Thomas. Learn how FIYAH Magazine and others are continuing Saunders’ work of encouraging Black speculative fiction writing collectives. Hear about the efforts to turn the Imaro books into a TV series.

Type: Panel

Panelists: Carl Cipra, Sheree Renée Thomas, Milton Davis, Cora Buhlert

The late Charles R. Saunders is a writer I wish more people would read, but as happens so often with writers from marginalised backgrounds, he is not nearly as well known as he should be. I’m very happy to be on this panel and talk about his work, so drop by to learn more about Charles Saunders and then go out and buy all of his books.


Kaffeeklatsch — Cora Buhlert

Harris (Virtual), Friday, December 17, 10:00 am EST

Available Online

Online small group conversation with Cora Buhlert.

Advance signup is required to attend this session. Please use the “Access Virtual Link” below to register through SignupGenius. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours before the Kaffeeklatsch begins. The email you use to sign up must match the email associated with your DisCon III registration.

This is the first time I’m doing a Kaffeeklatsch (and for me it will actually be coffee time), so sign up and drop by to chat with me, so I won’t be sitting there all alone drinking coffee and eating holiday cookies.


Writing About the Thing We Love: Fan Writing.

Congressional On-Site Viewing (Virtual), Saturday, December 18, 10:00 am EST

Available Online

Writing passionately about our genres is, for many of us, what it’s all about. The internet has supported an explosion of fan writing in many forms, on many topics. Good-quality fan writing can now be found about almost every thing. In this panel Hugo-nominated authors will talk about their fan writing, why they write it, and what they think makes good fan writing.

Type: Panel

Panelists: Chris Garcia, Natalie Luhrs, Jason Sanford, Elsa Sjunneson, Paul Weimer, Cora Buhlert

I know everybody on this panel and they’re all awesome people, so I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun. So why don’t you join us?


Finally, as regular readers of this blog will know, I’m a Hugo finalist for Best Fan Writer this year,  so of course you’ll find me (virtually) at the Hugo ceremony.

Hugo Award Ceremonies

Regency Ballroom, Saturday, December 18, 8:00 pm EST Available Online

The Hugo Awards are science fiction’s most prestigious awards. We gather together for the most prestigious ceremony in science fiction to discover the winners of the 2021 Hugo Awards.

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4 Responses to Cora goes virtually to DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon

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  3. Alison Scott says:

    Hi Cora! I’ve signed up to be the Zoom monitor for your Kaffeeklatsch so you will have at least one friendly face there. I’m looking forward to catching up with you!

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