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Saturday, October 17 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Brave New World: Manifesting Utopian Elements of SFF in the Real World

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Sometimes when we write, we create better worlds than our own. From garden cities and unique governing structures, to flourishing barter economies and the fulfillment of Land Back movements, this panel discusses systems and characteristics featured in speculative fiction and ways we might go about making them a reality.

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Kevin Wabaunsee

Kevin Wabaunsee is a speculative fiction writer and editor. He is a Prairie Band Potawatomi, a Chicagoan, and a former newspaper reporter. Kevin is a graduate of the Viable Paradise workshop, an associate editor at Escape Pod, and managing editor for the Science Fiction and Fantasy... 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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Charlie Jane Anders

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Charlie Jane Anders is the author of the forthcoming Victories Greater Than Death, the first book in a young adult trilogy. Plus an upcoming short story collection, Even Greater Mistakes. And a collection of essays about how to make up stories during tough times, called Never Say You Can't Survive. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the Hugo Award-winning podc... Read More →
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M. Haynes

M. Haynes grew up loving fantasy worlds, but quickly realized that they failed to include people like him. He began developing a YA fantasy series of his own at a young age to correct that. He used the stories he was exposed to, from Animorphs to JRPGs, to craft worlds that would... Read More →
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Georgina Kamsika

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Georgina Kamsika is a speculative fiction writer born in Yorkshire, England, to Anglo-Indian immigrant parents and has spent most of her life explaining her English first name, Polish surname and South Asian features.  She graduated from the Clarion West workshop in 2012, studying... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
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