The WisCon Chronicles: Vol. 1
by L. Timmel Duchamp (Ed.)
Edited by L. Timmel Duchamp
Aqueduct Press Trade PB ISBN/ITEM#: 9781933500140
Date: 25 May 2007 /
From publicity material: The word's been out for some time now that we're living in "post-feminist" times. And yet the world's largest feminist science fiction convention, held annually in Madison, Wisconsin, which many of the genre's luminaries attend, has become so popular that the ceiling limiting attendance to 1000 participants tops out months in advance. More than half those attending are women; and since the convention is openly feminist, women's issues dominate the programming....
L. Timmel Duchamp has assembled a collage of diverse materials to document the thirtieth anniversary of WisCon, which was a grand reunion of most of the conventions previous Guests of Honor. These include the transcript of Samuel R. Delany's interview of Joanna Russ, several essays reflecting on the diverse aspects of the convention, as well as papers presented in the academic track, panel notes and transcripts, an original short story by Rosaleen Love, and Eileen Gunn's snappy series of Q&A with numerous WisCon attendees, among them Ursula K. LeGuin, Julie Phillips, Ted Chiang, Carol Emshwiller, and Suzy McKee Charnas.
(Source: Aqueduct Press)