Readercon 28 Schedule

Hello people! Like every July for the last few years, I will be at Readercon. I am arriving this afternoon and leaving Sunday around lunchtime. If I'm in the lobby or bar or other place that is not super-awkward for a conversation and you would like to say hello, please do! I like meeting new people but am often shy about introducing myself.  Here be my...

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At The Bias: Mansplaining and the Power of Naming

At The Bias: Mansplaining and the Power of Naming

Over at The Bias, Annalee Flower Horne has a new essay: "Mansplaining and the Power of Naming". It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as a marginalized group develops words to describe their oppression, their oppressors will label those words ‘slurs.’ Check it out!

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

Please do not offer me medical advice. I have something like 10 doctors and it’s already pretty challenging to keep up with what they want me to do. I do not have the bandwidth to process any advice that doesn’t come from one of my doctors, no matter how well meant the advice may be. Thank you!

2021 Conventions

Readercon – August 13-15, 2021 (virtual)

Capclave – October 1-3, 2021 (in person)

DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention – December 15-19, 2021 (in person)

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