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Saturday, October 17 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Living Cultures: How to Avoid Mythological Pitfalls

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There is a difference between mythology and living, vibrant cultures. How do you successfully integrate the latter into your writing while being non-appropriative respectful of the fact the cultures you're tapping into exist today? How do we challenge the idea of living cultures being seen as "dead" because of ignorance?

Moderators
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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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Rivqa Rafael

Rivqa Rafael lives in Sydney, where she writes speculative fiction about queer women, Jewish women, cyborg futures, and hope in dystopias. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, GlitterShip, Escape Pod, and elsewhere. She co-edited feminist robot anthology Mother... Read More →
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Suzan Palumbo

Attendee
Suzan Palumbo lives in Canada. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, she is an ESL teacher and a New Wave enthusiast.  Her stories are often inspired by clashes of culture and the gap between expectations and reality.  When she isn’t writing she is walking in the forest or listening... Read More →
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Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Author
Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021), first in The Nameless Republic epic fantasy trilogy, and the godpunk novel, David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). His shorter works have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed... Read More →
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Sascha Stronach

Sascha Stronach is a novelist and editor based in Pōneke, New Zealand. He is of  Greek, Ngāi Tahu Māori and Scottish ancestry.  His first novel, The Dawnhounds, won the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel and won him the SJV for Best New Talent.The Dawnhounds is "a subversive queer sci-fi neo-noir", "somewhere between Ambergris and Ankh-Morpork", and "the one about gay warlocks fighting against the cops with mushroom magic."In Sascha's spare time he writes about computers, runs a small press, and occasionally finds the time to roll dic... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Great Hall
  Panel, Craft
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