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Friday, October 16 • 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Finding and Getting Involved in Your Local SFF Scene

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When you live outside the Anglosphere, it can be hard to find your local markets—if they exist at all. Panelists from the Middle East Southeast Asia will share how they connected with their communities, offer suggestions for finding building community wherever you are.

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Kate Osias

Kate Osias believes that love, chocolate and the right kind of madness can save the world. She has won five Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Gig Book Contest, Canvas Story Writing Contest, the 10th Romeo Forbes Children's Storywriting Competition, and the Nick... Read More →

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Yasser Bahjatt

Yasser is a technologist, futurist, serial entrepreneur, author, computer engineer and consultant.He is the co-founder of Yatakahayloon (they are imagining), a company focused on cultivating SciFi across Arabia and raising it to the level where it can be globally competitive.His novel... Read More →
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Gabriela Lee

Gabriela Lee was born and raised in Metro Manila, Philippines. She currently teaches literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she specializes in science fiction & fantasy and children's literature. She received the 2019 PBBY (Philippine... Read More →
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Ted Mahsun

Ted Mahsun is a science fiction author who writes comfortably in both Malay and English. He was co-editor of Little Basket, a literary journal of new Malaysian writing published by Fixi Novo from 2016 to 2018. In 2017, he was awarded both the 3rd and Consolation prizes in the biannual... Read More →
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Salik Shah

Founding Editor & Publisher, Mithila Review
Salik Shah is an Indian science fiction writer and filmmaker from New Delhi. He is the founding editor of Mithila Review, Asia’s leading science fiction and fantasy journal, and a founding member of Plurality University (Paris). His work has been nominated for Elgin, Toto and Kumaon... Read More →

Friday October 16, 2020 11:00pm - 11:50pm EDT
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