You already know that I am one of the workshop leaders for this year, and if that is relevant to your life, you have signed up for it already!
In addition, I am on one panel this single-track convention, and that is:
Saturday 8:00 PM – The Role of Narratology in Adaptation
Casey Blair, Kent Davis, Seth Dickinson, Marissa Lingen, Arkady Martine (M)
All art is in conversation with other art, and nowhere is that more clear than in adaptation. Transforming works of art is a fundamentally creative process that, done well, keeps core pieces of the story familiar while also shifting the narrative focus to appeal and make sense to new audiences with different perspectives. Fanfiction and the act of retelling tales are as old as stories and equally worthy creative pursuits, giving us opportunities to center the experiences of other identities, to explore issues previous story iterations didn’t. Applying concepts of narratology as they pertain to how we transform stories so their meaning makes sense to a different audience, this panel will discuss the artistic challenges and pitfalls in adapting stories as well as why this kind of narrative iteration is culturally critical.
Looking forward to seeing so many people there!