Fri 6:00p.m. WebComics w/Laura Quish, Nuance Shaffer, Glenn Hauman change 16Feb2006
Fri 7:00p.m. The End for the Enterprise? w/kradical, terri_osborne, Josepha Sherman, Susan Shwartz
Sat 11:00a.m. Coffee House - Collecting Anime Cels
Sat 2:00p.m. Autograph Session w/Bob Greenberger and David Barr Kirtley
Sat 5:00p.m. Reading
Sat 6:00p.m. Writing in Someone Else's Universe w/Laura Anne Gilman and John Ordover
I've looked over the programming schedule for Lunacon and there are a bunch of panels and coffee houses I really want to attend. Unfortunately, there's a few panels that are going on at the same time, so I'm going to either have to split time between them, or try to go to one and tape another. AARRGGHH!
It looks like it's going to be a good con.
On a slightly different tack, I had my Creative Writing class tonight. We had to write a poem based on a piece of artwork, so I did a one-page piece on Whistler's Mother. I had the opportunity to see the painting at an exhibit at the University of Glasgow when I was there for the World Kendo Championships in July 2003. I was surprised at how large the painting was (nearly 4.5' by 5.5') and it dominated the exhibit, even though it was placed slightly to one side in the University Gallery.
A number of my classmates chose other classics (Van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, Rembrant), while others focused on more modern painters. It was almost as much fun seeing what pictures they decided to use for their subject matter as it was to hear their poems. Most of them were pretty good (mostly free verse), although a few could have used a little more polishing before class. I think it's becoming obvious already in class who's taking it seriously and who's doing the minimum they think they need to do to pass.
Next week, one of our assignments is to "write a one-page description of a room, occupied by one of five inhabitants listed in our book." Somehow, I don't think this is going to be a major project for me. Actually, keeping it to one page might be the trick. (sigh)