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Saturday, October 19 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Writing and Resistance

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We’re inundated today with political news and commentary, and many creators today seem to feed that directly into their work, from the subtle messaging about race and politics in Brooklyn Nine-Nine or the direct, oppositional commentary in The Good Fight. How important are creators as political or social commentators – should we even be part of it? Does a work need to balance overt commentary with being entertaining and engaging, or can it just be the former? And is creative work becoming too infused with political commentary?

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Millie Ho

Millie Ho’s short stories appear in Lightspeed Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Fireside Magazine, and others. Her poems appear in PRISM international, Strange Horizons and Uncanny Magazine. Her poem “3D-Printed Brother” was a finalist for the 2019 Rhysling Awards.

Panelists
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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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Craig DiLouie

Craig DiLouie is a Canadian author of sci-fi/fantasy, horror, and thriller fiction. His most recent novel, OUR WAR, was published by Orbit in August 2019.
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Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne is the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, the Seven Kennings trilogy, and co-author of the Tales of Pell. He lives near Ottawa with his family, paints miniatures, plays with dogs, and attempts to take pictures of birds.
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Elsa Sjunneson

Attendee
Elsa Sjunneson is a deafblind Hugo, BFA and Aurora award winning editor. She has written for tor.com, Fireside, Uncanny and numerous other venues. Her debut memoir ALONE IN THE LIGHT releases in 2021 from Tiller Press. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Salon E - 60 seats