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Sunday, October 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Untapped Potential in Worldbuilding/Inspiration for East Asian Spec Fic

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The history current social/demographic layout of East Asia is vastly unknown to average laypeople. East Asia, as it exists in the Western imagination, is largely influenced from anime, Kung Fu movies, commercialized tourist media. As a result, stories with East Asian characters, use East Asian elements or set in East Asian worlds are often pigeon-holed into trite descriptors: martial arts, wearing kimono, set in imperial palaces, involving Asian dragons, speaking Cantonese/Mandarin but nothing else, etc.

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Andrew K Hoe

Assistant Editor, Cast of Wonders
Andrew K Hoe is an assistant editor for Cast of Wonders, where he also works on acquisitions, revision, line-editing, narration, and hosting.

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Andrea Stewart

Andrea Stewart is the daughter of immigrants, and was raised in a number of places across the United States. Her parents always emphasized science and education, so she spent her childhood immersed in Star Trek and odd-smelling library books. When her (admittedly ambitious) dreams... Read More →
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R.F. Kuang

Rebecca F. Kuang is the Astounding Award-winning and Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic (Harper Voyager). Her debut novel The Poppy War won the Crawford Award and the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. She has an... Read More →
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SL Huang

SL Huang is a Hugo-nominated and Amazon-bestselling author who justifies her MIT degree by using it to write eccentric mathematical superhero fiction. She is the author of the Cas Russell series from Tor Books, starting with Zero Sum Game, and the upcoming fantasy Burning Roses. Her... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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