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Sunday, October 20 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Stealing From Outside SFF

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Successful writing in SFF often comes from drawing on other genres or forms, whether it’s cozy mystery, opera or WWE. Creators in these fields have different tricks for making characters come to life, creating tension and conflict, and constructing a world, all of which can be mined to make a novel or story stand out. Panelists discuss their favorite storytelling forms and what they wish they saw more in SFF.

Moderators
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Ira Nayman

Proprietor, The Alternate Reality News Service
Ira Nayman writes comedy so that you don't have to. His latest Alternate Reality News Service books are THE ANGELS OF OUR BITTER NATURE and IDIOTOCRACY FOR DUMMIES, an omnibus volume that includes ANGELS, ARNS AND THE MAN and E DEPLORABLES UNUM. His sixth multiverse novel for Elsewhen... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Marie Bilodeau

Marie Bilodeau

Co-Chair (Corporate), Can*Con
Marie Bilodeau is an Ottawa-based author and storyteller, with eight published books to her name. Her speculative fiction has won several awards and has been translated into French (Les Éditions Alire) and Chinese (SF World). Her short stories have also appeared in various anthologies... Read More →
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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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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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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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Jay Odjick

Jay Odjick is an Anishinabe writer and artist from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Algonquin Nation in Quebec. After KAGAGI: The Raven was published by Arcana Comics, Jay co-founded a production company that produced a television series called Kagagi based on the graphic novel and is... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Salon E - 60 seats