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Sunday, October 20 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Stories You Love - Now With Diversity!

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Retellings of myths, fairy tales, and public domain works are always popular, but they can get tedious if they're told the same way every time. Genderbending and racebending are two ways we can reimagine familiar stories through a more diverse lens. What opportunities are there in retelling old stories with a greater variety of people - and what dangers? How does the story change, and how do we as readers change with it?

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'Nathan Burgoine

‘Nathan Burgoine grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller. Being "that tall queer guy who mostly writes short fiction," (almost always spec-fic), he released his first short fiction collection, Of Echoes Born, but has also written... Read More →


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.
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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 →
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Rati Mehrotra

Born and raised in India, Rati Mehrotra makes her home in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of epic science fantasies MARKSWOMAN and MAHIMATA. Her stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Apex Magazine, AE – The Canadian Science Fiction Review, IGMS, Podcastle, Cast of Wonders, and... Read More →
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Su J. Sokol

Su J. Sokol is a social rights advocate and a writer of speculative, liminal, and interstitial fiction. A former legal services lawyer from New York City, she now makes Montréal her home. Su is the author of two novels, Cycling to Asylum, which was long-listed for the Sunburst Award... Read More →

Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Salon D - 20 seats