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Saturday, October 17 • 1:00am - 1:50am
On the Shoulders of Giants: Literary Parents

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Many will cite Tolkien or other white male authors from the 1950s as influences. But these are literary parents, too: the ghost stories of your elementary school, the Halloween specials of a nightly news show, the tales your mother/grandmother/nanny told you before bed (often to scare you into being good). This panel will discuss their own literary parents from both within beyond the margins, as well as what they think count don't when it comes to influences in their work.

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Cassie Hart

Cassie Hart is a Māori/Pākehā author of speculative fiction from New Zealand. She predominantly writes urban fantasy/paranormal romance, rural/small town fantasy/suspense and horror. She has self published a number of titles under a pen name, and her first traditional release... Read More →

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Toni Wi

Toni Wi is a Māori (Ngāti Maniapoto) writer and editor from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She writes flash fiction and is working on a novel about indigenous futurism.Her work has appeared in Takahē, Mayhem, Flash Frontier, and the Year's Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy... Read More →
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Samit Basu

Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, film director and screenwriter. His current/upcoming work is a novel, The City Inside, to be published by Tor.com in 2022. It was published in India in 2020 as Chosen Spirits, an anti-dystopian novel set in Delhi in the late 2020s, and was shortlisted... Read More →
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Elaine Cuyegkeng

Elaine Cuyegkeng is a Chinese Filipino writer. She grew up in Manila where there are many, many creaky old houses with ghosts inside them. She loves eusocial creatures both real and imaginary, '80s pop stars. She now lives in Melbourne with her partner, and their two small cat children... Read More →
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Rafeeat Aliyu

Rafeeat Aliyu is a writer and documentary filmmaker. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, Nightmare, Expound and Omenana. She is a Clarion West Graduate (2018).Pronouns are she/her.

Saturday October 17, 2020 1:00am - 1:50am EDT
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