I absolutely have to attend this panel at Boskone this weekend.
Saturday 10am Harbor 3: The Suck Fairy, and Other Horrors of RereadingThe Suck Fairy takes old books you used to like and magically makes them, well, suck. Writer Jo Walton heard tell of this creature at last year’s Montreal Worldcon; other participants deduced the existence of a Racism Fairy and a Sexism Fairy as well. Let’s discuss particularly painful examples of the influence of these dispiriting sprites on our own (formerly) favorite rereadsDaniel P. Dern, Christopher Golden, Kate Nepveu, Jo Walton (m), Jane Yolen
Should be pretty entertaining.