Past Appearances

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Guest speaker for Pittsburgh East Scribes
March 31, 2005

Nebula Awards Weekend
April 28-30, 2005, Chicago, Il

Alpha, the SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers
July 6-15, 2005 in Greensburg, PA

July 15 - 17, 2005 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Interaction, the 63rd WorldCon
August 4 - 8, 2005 in Glasgow Scotland  

Thursday, 4th August 10:00pm Disgusting Ideas in SF (Diane Turnshek, Fiona McIntosh, Amy Thomson)  
One reader's neat idea is another's yuck factor. What's yours?  

Friday, 5th August 10:00am Career Guidance - How to get into the Trade (Keith Brooke, Robin Hobb, Ken MacLeod, Diane Turnshek)  
Why teens should start writing now. Scams and rip offs to avoid. How to enter the trade.  

Friday, 5th August 12:00 noon What's New in Astronomy and Cosmology? (Dave Clements, Guy Consolmagno SJ, Inge Heyer, Diane Turnshek)  
Recent developments on our understanding of deep space and the structure of the universe.  

Saturday, 6th August 2005 10:00am to noon (2 hrs), Overseas Regional Meeting A(Gala 2), Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)  

Sunday, 7th August 3:30pm Space Science Sacrificed? (1.5 hrs) (Dave Clements, Flick (M), Inge Heyer, Alastair Reynolds, Diane Turnshek, Mary Turzillo)  
It seems clear that NASA's manned priorities are moving away from the space station and towards the moon as a proving ground for exploration of Mars. But there also seems to be a move away from normal space science with robotic missions (such as Galileo), and for this money to be ploughed into the manned programme as well. Meanwhile ESA's programme is also moving towards Mars with an eventual manned component, and the large budget for this will doubtless also have an effect on non-Mars projects. Should ESA see NASA's step away from space science as an opportunity to fill the gap, and become the new space astronomy giant? And what about space agencies in Japan, China and elsewhere?  

Monday, 8th August 12:00 noon Crafting Sex Scenes (Darlene Marshall, Diane Turnshek)  
There's the long silken hair, the heaving chests, the upright member: how do you write a believable sex scene? What about when the sex isn't consensual? There's a fine line between prurience and realism.

The Kiski School for Boys, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania  
September 14, 2005 Daytime teacher interaction 
September 27, 2005 Evening lecture for students

Context 18
October 7 - 9, 2005 in Columbus, Ohio 

Saturday, October 8th - 10:00am P3 Reading - 3:00 PM Time travel in science fiction. Aubrecht, Galardi, Martino (m), Swanwick, Turnshek  

Sunday, October 9th - 11:45am Astronomy for Writers, Turnshek

Fantasy Workshop
October 22, 2005

Ligonier Valley Writers at the West Overton Museums in Scottdale, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the first weekend of the museum's Other Worldly Weekends. Mike Arnzen will be doing a morning writing workshop on horror and Diane will be doing an afternoon writing workshop on fantasy. LVW is also holding a Flash-Fiction Horror-Fantasy contest including readings of the winners at the night's haunted events. Diane will be wearing a fantasy costume for the workshop.

The SFWA New York Publishers Reception
Monday, November 14, 7:00pm to 1:00am, The Society of Illustrators, Manhattan, New York. Invitation only.

"Writing Science Fiction"
Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 11:30am.
Lecture at the University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg Campus.