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Saturday, October 17 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sci-fi: Fix My World

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The applications of evolving or soon-to-be developed technologies have the potential to create lasting change for our generation many more to come. Science fiction has a unique ability to inspire the masses in supporting, fighting for, or simply believing reform is possible.

The panel discussion will focus on established works that tackle reform of the prison industrial complex, climate change, corporate politics other untapped topics.

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Patty Nicole Johnson

Patty Nicole Johnson is a Black and Puerto Rican content marketer and science fiction writer. In her Chicago bungalow, she weaponizes time travel, holograms, multiverses and more to envision a more equitable society. Her work can be found at New American Legends and On the Seawall... Read More →

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Arula Ratnakar

Arula Ratnakar is a 21-year-old scientist, science fiction writer, and artist. She is currently studying biology and neuroscience with an architecture minor at Carnegie Mellon University. Arula is very interested in the intersection between systems and computational neuroscience and... Read More →
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Sameem Siddiqui

Sameem Siddiqui is a writer of speculative fiction about migration, South Asian ancestry, Muslim heritage, gender and family structure in near future societies. His work has been published in Clarkesworld and ApparitionLit. Some of Sameem’s favorite authors include Kurt Vonnegut... Read More →
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S.B. Divya

Author, Editor
S.B. Divya is a lover of science, math, fiction, and the Oxford comma. She enjoys subverting expectations and breaking stereotypes whenever she can. Divya is the Hugo and Nebula nominated author of Runtime and co-editor of Escape Pod, with Mur Lafferty. Her short stories have been... Read More →
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Allan Dyen-Shapiro

Allan Dyen-Shapiro is a Ph.D. biochemist who currently works as an educator. He has sold seven short stories at pro rates, the most recent two to appear being "Crazy Horse's Prodigal Granddaughter" (Grantville Gazette, January 2020) and "Like Him with Friends Possess'd" (Flash Fiction... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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