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Saturday, October 19 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Realness of Fabulism

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Arguably the most literary of fantasy genres, fabulism comes with its own challenges and pitfalls. How do you craft a world where the magic is subtle and undefined, but still stands out as “magic”? Does it need to, or can the sense of wonder include never knowing the “realness” of that magic? How does an author balance between too much and too little in the way of rules of magic when writing fabulism?

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Leah Bobet

Leah Bobet's most recent novel, An Inheritance of Ashes, won Canada's Prix Aurora Award, Sunburst Award, and Copper Cylinder Award. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple Year's Best anthologies, been transformed into choral work, and is taught in Canada, Australia, and the US... Read More →

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Charlie Jane Anders

Attendee
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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Lee Harris

Executive Editor, Tordotcom Publishing
Lee is the Executive Editor at Tordotcom Publishing, and the former Senior Editor of Angry Robot Books. He also use to publish Hub (an electronic fiction eZine). A few years ago he was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Editor (Long Form), which was a bit weird (but good weird) and... Read More →
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Terese Mason Pierre

Terese Mason Pierre is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, FIYAH Magazine, Uncanny, and elsewhere online and in print. She is the senior poetry editor of Augur Magazine, a speculative and surrealism literature journal, and she is the author of chapbooks... Read More →
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Sarah Tolmie

Sarah Tolmie is a poet, speculative fiction writer and professor of British literature and creative writing at the University of Waterloo. Her poetry collection The Art of Dying is nominated for the 2019 Griffin Prize, and her poem “Ursula Le Guin in the Underworld” is nominated... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Salon E - 60 seats