In two days, I shall be heading off to the USA to visit friends in Portland, and then on to San Diego for World Fantasy 2011. I shall be at the con from Thursday later afternoon till Sunday around noon. WFC is always huge fun: a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues as well as to hear some interesting programming.Â
I will be on the programme myself, at 8 pm on Thursday 27th October in Pacific 2/3:
The Role of Class in Fantasy
Science fiction often deals with class conflict.
How does fantasy and horror pursue the same concepts? Are vampires
and elves the bourgeoisie? Are werewolves and orcs the working
class? Who are the working class heroes of our genre?
John Hornor Jacobs, Jeff Mariotte (M), Kirstyn McDermott, Kari Sperring, Kathryn A Sullivan