I've gotten a final schedule for my appearances at the 69th Annual World Science Fiction Convention
, so I wanted to update my last post
. Here are the panels I'll be participating in, along with their times and locations:
- Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Understanding Dothraki (Talk), A04 (RSCC)
A talk by the Language Creation Society's David J. Peterson, who was hired to create the Dothraki language for the HBO series Game of Thrones.
- Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. An Introduction to Linguistics (Panel), D04
Since Tolkien, many writers (and moviemakers) have been paying more attention to the development of created languages. This panel will introduce you to the study of languages on Earth.
- Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Language Creation Workshop (Special Interest
Group), A18 (RSCC)
Are you looking to incorporate a created language or two into your fictional universe? Are you curious what goes into creating a language? Perhaps you just find language fascinating? Whatever the case, the Language Creation Society's workshop is for you! In this hands-on workshop, participants will work together to create a miniature language, and learn what goes into creating an authentic language. No prior experience is necessary.
- Friday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Neologism and Linguicide: How the Dominant
Language Mutates and Assimilates Other Languages (Panel), D04
We've all heard of species becoming endangered, but the famous anthropologist Wade Davis warns of a similar problem happening to the languages which endangers the richness of the world's cultures. How we preserve or destroy these languages and how we cultivate linguistic habits, will determine what we are able to think in the world of the near future.
- Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Designing Believable Languages (Panel), A10
How do biology, population density, and other features help determine the development of languages on an alien world?
You can now download the full Renovation schedule in .pdf form by clicking here