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Saturday, October 17 • 12:00am - 12:50am
Re-imagining Magic

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A magic system needs limitations rules to function... or does it? Is magic a system, a force, or an entity? Can your magic solve problems, or does it only cause them? Authors on this panel will discuss how they handle magic within their own work as well as the overall role of magic within fantasy narratives.

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Samit Basu

Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, film director and screenwriter. His most recent novel, Chosen Spirits, an anti-dystopian novel set in Delhi in the late 2020s, was  recently published in India, and is currently on the shortlist for the JCB Prize for Literature.Samit has been writing... Read More →

Guests
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Vida Cruz

Vida Cruz's fiction can be found or is forthcoming on Strange Horizons, Podcastle, Expanded Horizons, Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, and various anthologies. She has been longlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Award. A Clarion graduate... Read More →
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Cassie Hart

Cassie Hart (aka J.C. Hart and Nova Blake) is a Māori (Kāi Tahu, Makaawhio) speculative fiction writer who enjoys delving into human nature in all its beauty and disarray.Over the past five years she has published over ten novel and novellas, and has had her work printed in various... Read More →
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Emma Mieko Candon

Escaped academic Emma Mieko Candon edits for Seven Seas and writes about traumatized robots, hungry ghosts, and queers doing sweet kick-flips. She lives in Hawaii with her wife and two cats in an apartment increasingly haunted by her own Japanese ghost hair. Find her at editoremm... Read More →
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Jordan Ifueko

Jordan Ifueko grew up reading fairy tales under a blanket fort, staining every page with fried plantain grease. She writes about magic Black girls who aren't magic all the time, because honestly? They deserve a vacation. Her NYT Bestselling YA Fantasy RAYBEARER is available everywhere... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 12:00am - 12:50am EDT
The Mezzanine
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