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Saturday, October 17 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Middle Grade SFF: Blazing Forward

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The SFF field often has a tendency to ignore age categories outside of Adult when discussing new exciting works in the field. But Middle Grade SFF deserves a seat at the table. What examples of great SFF are there currently in Middle Grade fiction how do they push the genre forward? What advantages does Middle Grade SFF have over their Adult counterparts what can Adult SFF learn from Middle Grade books?

Moderators
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Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez (he/him) is the Pura Belpré-award winning and Ignyte nominated author of Sal and Gabi Break the Universe and its sequel, Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe. Carlos is an SFF author of numerous works of fiction, poetry, and drama, as well as a CUNY English professor and... Read More →

Guests
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L.M. Davis

L. M. Davis is a YA/MG author who writes about shapeshifters, aliens, immortals, and witches. She is a scholar of African American and Native American literatures and cultures, with particular interest in the speculative production of these communities. She has spent more than a decade... Read More →
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Kwame Mbalia

Attendee
Kwame is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. His debut middle-grade novel, TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY, and the sequel TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD (October 6, 2020) are published... Read More →
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Eden Royce

Eden Royce’s short fiction can be found in various print and online publications including: FIYAH, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Apex Magazine, Strange Horizons, and PodCastle. She’s a recipient of the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Diverse Worlds grant and a... Read More →
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Rebecca Roanhorse

Writer
Rebecca Roanhorse is a New York Times Bestseller and Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer. Her novels include Trail of Lightning, Storm of Locusts (both part of the Sixth World series), Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, and the middle grade novel on the Rick... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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