It's a good thing I'm not shy (well, at least via email) because I just had to send a blind email to this author I really love, asking if she'd be at all interested in coming to Dragon*Con to be part of Gothic Journeys. I *so* hope she comes! Fingers crossed!
Meanwhile I still haven't heard back from Kate Bornstein
. She does sometimes go out of email range for periods of time, esp. if she's on the road for some performance or presentation, so I guess I shouldn't worry, but I will scream if she says yes. We want to do some panels on adrogynes, gender-neutral pronouns, gender-related stuff, etc., and I think she'd be fab. Also, she has prepared workshops she could carry out right there, a whole bag of tricks.
ADDENDUM: Well, the writer QUICKLY replied to me and said... YES! I am *so* pleased. And to end the suspense, the writer is Lynn Flewelling. We need to work on details (it'd be nice if we could get some budget to help her travel costs) but yay, that is COOL.