After taking last year off, I’m heading back to NYCC this year — though only for a day (Saturday), since I generally find comic cons overwhelming and exhausting. But I’m making a nice packed day of it!
First off, I’ll be doing a signing at 1 pm at the Orbit/Hachette booth. I’m told there will be copies of The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun available! Second off, at 2:45 I’ll be on a panel sponsored by The Mary Sue on underrepresented groups in geek media. Lastly at 6:30, I’ll be on Geeks of Color ASSEMBLE!, on specifically PoC in fandom and media.
Maybe I’ll see you there!
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Darn, I’ll be there on Sunday (tearfully crossing ‘get pic with Ms. Jemisin’ off bounty list)
Thank you for coming to NYCC! And thank you for signing my book! The Geeks of Color Panel was AMAZING!!!
Any chance that you might ever come within driving distance of Butte, Montana? Like Missoula’s Festival of the Book, or something, maybe?
That said, I was just over on your blog post about Darre Details because one of my favorite things about the book is the emphasis on Darr as a matriarchy. I’ve been trying to read more such books that feature societies which go beyond semi-egalitarian states for women, and full-out matriarchies of women having a higher status, but it seems like there’s not a lot of that out there beyond the 70s era stories where fictional matriarchies were an exploration of inversed gender roles (and which seem to mostly involve men being abjectly terrified of the idea).
Which is a long-winded way, I suppose, of my just trying to say thanks for that blog post. I’m trying to do some worldbuilding for my own writing, in which I’m thinking of having the entire world be generally matriarchal, with certain societies putting more emphasis on it than others; but not with any significant (or at least not an overtly brutal) oppression of men. Basically, I guess, I’d like to do the inverse of what those fantasists do who create societies which have patriarchal trappings (patrilineality, primogeniture, etc), but which don’t treat women as second-class citizens. I’d really just like to explore the idea that matriarchy doesn’t have to be the absolute reverse of real-world patriarchy. (Your story doesn’t quite do that, I know, but it’s still my first ever exposure to a fantasy matriarchy that didn’t come across as a man’s guilt-fueled nightmare).
I talk too much. I’ll just say thanks again for the post. It was very interesting and helpful. I’d have posted this comment on that entry but comments seemed to be closed for it.
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