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Friday, October 16

11:00pm EDT

Finding and Getting Involved in Your Local SFF Scene
When you live outside the Anglosphere, it can be hard to find your local markets—if they exist at all. Panelists from the Middle East Southeast Asia will share how they connected with their communities, offer suggestions for finding building community wherever you are.

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Kate Osias

Kate Osias believes that love, chocolate and the right kind of madness can save the world. She has won five Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Gig Book Contest, Canvas Story Writing Contest, the 10th Romeo Forbes Children's Storywriting Competition, and the Nick... Read More →

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Yasser Bahjatt

Yasser is a technologist, futurist, serial entrepreneur, author, computer engineer and consultant.He is the co-founder of Yatakahayloon (they are imagining), a company focused on cultivating SciFi across Arabia and raising it to the level where it can be globally competitive.His novel... Read More →
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Gabriela Lee

Gabriela Lee was born and raised in Metro Manila, Philippines. She currently teaches literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she specializes in science fiction & fantasy and children's literature. She received the 2019 PBBY (Philippine... Read More →
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Ted Mahsun

Ted Mahsun is a science fiction author who writes comfortably in both Malay and English. He was co-editor of Little Basket, a literary journal of new Malaysian writing published by Fixi Novo from 2016 to 2018. In 2017, he was awarded both the 3rd and Consolation prizes in the biannual... Read More →
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Salik Shah

Founding Editor & Publisher, Mithila Review
Salik Shah is the founding editor and publisher of Mithila Review, the journal of international science fiction and fantasy established in 2015: https://mithilareview.com/

Friday October 16, 2020 11:00pm - 11:50pm EDT
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Saturday, October 17

1:00am EDT

On the Shoulders of Giants: Literary Parents
Many will cite Tolkien or other white male authors from the 1950s as influences. But these are literary parents, too: the ghost stories of your elementary school, the Halloween specials of a nightly news show, the tales your mother/grandmother/nanny told you before bed (often to scare you into being good). This panel will discuss their own literary parents from both within beyond the margins, as well as what they think count don't when it comes to influences in their work.

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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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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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Samit Basu

Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, film director and screenwriter. His most recent novel, Chosen Spirits, an anti-dystopian novel set in Delhi in the late 2020s, was  recently published in India, and is currently on the shortlist for the JCB Prize for Literature.Samit has been writing... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Cuyegkeng

Elaine Cuyegkeng

Elaine Cuyegkeng is a Chinese Filipino writer. She grew up in Manila where there are many, many creaky old houses with ghosts inside them. She loves eusocial creatures both real and imaginary, '80s pop stars. She now lives in Melbourne with her partner, and their two small cat children... Read More →
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Rafeeat Aliyu

Rafeeat Aliyu is a writer and documentary filmmaker. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, Nightmare, Expound and Omenana. She is a Clarion West Graduate (2018).Pronouns are she/her.

Saturday October 17, 2020 1:00am - 1:50am EDT
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7:00am EDT

We Won't Phone It in for an Anglophone Audience
Have you ever had an editor tell you to rewrite something you wrote in a mix of English your native language just because it wasn't "proper" English? Do you sometimes run into a wall when directly translating a word or phrase from your language for an anglophone audience when you feel like they can get it from context clues? This panel will talk about getting around the pitfalls for writing for an Anglophone audience—and perhaps give tips for how such an audience can approach their works.

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Shingai Njeri

Shingai Njeri Kagunda (She/her) is an Afrofuturist freedom dreamer, Swahili sea lover, and Femme Storyteller hailing from Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently pursuing a Literary Arts MFA at Brown University. Shingai's work has appeared or will appear in Omenana, The Elephant, FANTASY... Read More →

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Cristina Jurado

Author/Editor, SuperSonic magazine
Cristina Jurado (She/Her) is a bilingual author of science fiction, fantasy, horror and other hybrid genres, as well as editor and translator. Born and raised in Spain, she studied Advertising and Public Relations at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and completed a Master’s degree... Read More →
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Brandon O'Brien

Brandon O’Brien is a writer, performance poet, teaching artist and game designer from Trinidad and Tobago. His work has been shortlisted for the 2014 Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing and the 2014 and 2015 Small Axe Literary Competitions, and is published in Strange Horizons, Reckoning... Read More →
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Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer, slush reader and editor. He was awarded an honourable mention, twice in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. His short story won the Nommo award for best short story by an African. He has been published... Read More →
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Haralambi Markov

Haralambi Markov is a Bulgarian fiction writer, reviewer & editor with a background in content creation and SEO, who currently operates as a freelance writer. He was the first ever Bulgarian to be accepted to attend the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in 2014. His fiction blends speculative... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2020 7:00am - 7:50am EDT
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