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Saturday, October 17 • 5:00am - 5:50am
Destroy All Empires: The Postcolonial/Anticolonial in SFF

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Can SFF get away from its addiction to empires? if it can't, are there searingly fresh ways to depict empires? Spoiler alert: there are. Just ask our panelists from previously colonized nations how they feel about the subject depict it in their work—from upending empires to subverting them to doing away with them entirely.

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avatar for Subodhana Wijeyeratne

Subodhana Wijeyeratne

Subodhana Wijeyeratne is a writer and researcher living and working in Tokyo, Japan. His dissertation, Red Sun Rising, charts the origins and development of Japan’s space program from the 1920s onwards. His broader interests include the impact of technological change on social relations... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Author, Senior Researcher, LIRNEasia
Yudhanjaya is a researcher with the Big Data team at LIRNEasia. His work covers hate speech and bots on social networks, artificial language generation, and the analysis of international connectivity. He is the co-founder of Watchdog, a news verification service created to combat... Read More →
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Zen Cho

Zen Cho is the author of the Sorcerer to the Crown novels and a novella, The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, as well as the short story collection Spirits Abroad. She is a Hugo, Crawford and British Fantasy Award winner, and a finalist for the Locus and Astounding Awards.My... Read More →
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Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer, slush reader and editor. He was awarded an honourable mention, twice in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. His short story won the Nommo award for best short story by an African. He has been published... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 5:00am - 5:50am EDT
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