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14 July 2013 @ 09:55 am
My Readercon Saturday was all about Maureen McHugh  

Originally published at Scott Edelman. Please leave any comments there.

The star of my Saturday at Readercon was Maureen McHugh. (Actually, the true star of Saturday may have been my amazing dinner with friends at Journeyman, which lasted around four hours and 45 minutes, but let’s leave that for another day.) Maureen, one of the Readercon Guests of Honor, gave a reading at 10:00 a.m., and then was interviewed by Kelly Link at 5:00 p.m.

First up, here’s Maureen reading a story from her collection After the Apocalypse.

But before we get into that GoH interview, here’s a 1:00 p.m. reading by F. Brett Cox.

I fear that the battery on my iPhone’s external microphone may have died—I think I left it in the ON position over night—so you might have to turn up the volume. Apologies to you and Brett!

And now for Maureen’s Guest of Honor interview, split into two parts because the battery on my Flip died 90% of the way through the event. (I appear to have been plagued by battery issues this year.) Luckily, the Flip hung in there for the entire back and forth between Kelly and Maureen, so the second clip is entirely answers to audience questions.

My apologies for the battery issues that make that second clip a little more difficult to hear, but I think if your volume is turned up, you’ll still be able to get something worthwhile out of it.

I also attended an interesting noon panel on “Unraveling the Unexamined Privilege of Safety,” and then moderated one on ” Which Ideas Are Worth Keeping?” at 2:00. But I’ll tell you about those and the rest of my day later—I just wanted to get these before your eyes while Readercon was still ongoing.

Now off to enjoy the final day of Readercon!