Potlatch 16 Panel Notes are now up
at the Potlatch website
Posting yearly sets of notes
on Potlatch panels is a project that I've pursued on and off for around ten years, now. I was inspired to start doing Potlatch notes after reading the excellent panel notes and extended discussions that appeared in Khatru
, a "sercon" '70s fanzine published by Jeff Smith.
The two P16 panels that have the most extensive notes, this time, are the one populated by Ursula Le Guin, Eileen Gunn, Vonda McIntyre, Kate Schaefer, and Molly Gloss on "Effective Subversive Fiction," and one populated by Lenny Bailes, Sharon Sbarsky, David Bratman, and Tom Whitmore on "Themes in Robert Sheckley." There were three or four other interesting panels, which you'll also find notes for. But the notes I managed to persuade people to produce on those panels were kind of sketchy. The Sheckley panel has the most detailed reportage, because I got some of the other participants to respond and was able to throw my own pre-panel stuff into the mix.
tape recorded the "Effective Subversive Fiction" and "Environmental Disasters" panels, we may eventually have more extensive notes on those.
Next year's Potlatch (#17
) is in Seattle. The Book of Honor is soon to be announced, and Potlatch 17 will also have a special focus on Clarion, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Clarion West workshops.