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Saturday, October 19 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Ace of Possibilities

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Time and again in speculative fiction, sex is portrayed as a universal definition of the human experience, but in reality that's not the case for everyone. How has asexuality been treated in speculative fiction? What authors are writing from an asexual perspective today? In a future world where advanced reproductive technologies exist, should sex even be a thing anymore?

Moderators
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Kari Maaren

Instructor, Ryerson University
Kari Maaren is a writer, cartoonist, musician, and academic whose first novel, the YA fantasy Weave a Circle Round, was published by Tor Books in 2017. It tied for the 2018 Copper Cylinder Award (YA category), was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction... Read More →

Panelists
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Phoebe Barton

Writer
Phoebe Barton is a queer trans science fiction writer of short stories and interactive fiction. Her fiction has appeared in venues such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact, On Spec, and Persistent Visions, and anthologies from Bundoran Press and Alliteration Ink. She lives with a robot... Read More →
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Mikayla Micomonaco

Co-host, The Web of Queer
Mikayla Micomonaco is an aerospace engineering master’s student. When not desperately writing their thesis, they can be found talking about queer representation and Doctor Who on The Web of Queer podcast and writing about asexual and aromantic representation.
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Sienna Tristen

Sienna Tristen is a writer and artist based out of Toronto. She is the author of The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, the flagship fantasy story of The Shale Project, and her first work of poetry, The Insomniac's Assistant , is available through Penrose Press. A purveyor of many skills... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Salon D - 20 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

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