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Friday, October 18 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
So This is Your First Con

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Never attended a literary SF convention? Well, this isn't Comic Con. You're going to meet a bunch of people, hear amazing insights from professionals on panels, and have a chance to sit with pros over coffee or drinks. Learn what Can*Con is and how to get the most out of it!

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Costi Gurgu

Lead UX Designer, Digital Garage
Costi’s scripts have been finalists and semifinalists in numerous competitions. Costi’s fiction has appeared in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He has sold 3 books and over 50 stories for which he has won 24 awards. His latest sales include the anthologies Tesseracts 17... Read More →

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E. L. Chen

E. L. Chen's first novel, The Good Brother, was published by CZP in 2015 and her next, Summerwood/Winterwood, will be out in fall 2019. She lives in Toronto with her son. Everything else she doesn't mind you knowing can be found at elainechen.com.
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Cortni Fernandez

Writer, Can*Con Junior Programmer
Cortni is a junior member of the Can*Con programming team, based in Toronto. She writes YA and Middle Grade SFF. This November will be her third time participating in NaNoWriMo. She's always happy to find supportive writing buddies.
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Sarah Parkinson

Sarah Parkinson is a lawyer practising in Toronto. She received an LL.B. from the University of Windsor and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2011. She obtained a Honours BA from the University of Toronto, specializing in History... Read More →
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Sandra Wickham

Sandra Wickham lives in London, Canada with her super powered son with Down syndrome. Her friends call her a needle crafting aficionado, health guru and ninja-in-training. Sandra’s short stories have appeared in The Urban Green Man, Sirens, Equus, Evolve: Vampires of the New Undead... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Salon D - 20 seats