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Friday, October 16 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Superheroes Around the World

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Every culture has its superheroes, but their form function can vary dramatically under the spandex. Come hear our panel discuss superheroes as moral paragons, propaganda, agents of revisionist history... that time Spiderman used a giant robot to fight aliens.

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Brandon O'Brien

Brandon O’Brien is a writer, performance poet, teaching artist and game designer from Trinidad and Tobago. His work has been shortlisted for the 2014 Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing and the 2014 and 2015 Small Axe Literary Competitions, and is published in Strange Horizons, Reckoning... Read More →

Guests
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Fran Wilde

Author
Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been finalists for four Nebula awards, two Hugo Awards, and a World Fantasy Award. They include her Nebula/Andre Norton- and Compton Crook-winning debut novel, Updraft (Tor, 2015); its sequels, Cloudbound and Horizon; the double-starred... Read More →
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Iori Kusano

Iori Kusano is an Asian American writer and Extremely Ordinary Office Gremlin living in Tokyo. She is a graduate of Clarion West 2017 and her fiction has previously appeared in Apex Magazine. Find her on Twitter @IoriKusano, or at kusanoiori.com.Pronouns she/they, name is pronounced ee-oh-ree... Read More →
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Charles Tan

Charles Tan is the editor of Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology, and the co-editor of Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 9. His fiction has appeared in publications such as The Digest of Philippine Genre Stories, Philippine Speculative Fiction and the a... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 8:00pm - 8:50pm EDT
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