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Sunday, October 20 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Love As A Catalyst

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Love can be a powerful element in a story without the romance taking over the plot – and love doesn’t actually need to be “romance.” Panelists discuss how love functions in a variety of speculative favorites, such as Kell and Rhys (Shades of Magic), Zoe and Wash (Firefly), Frodo and Sam (LOTR), or Essun and Nassun (The Broken Earth Trilogy).

Moderators
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Nathan Fréchette

Nathan Fréchette is a queer, transgender sequential artist, publisher, illustrator, designer, and author. He has published over a dozen graphic and prose short stories, as well as five novels, three graphic novels, two works of nonfiction, and the online comic Some Assembly Required... Read More →

Panelists
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Claudie Arseneault

Author, The Kraken Collective
Claudie Arseneault is an asexual and aromantic-spectrum writer hailing from Quebec City. Her love for sprawling casts invariably turns her novels into multi-storylined wonders. Her latest, Baker Thief, explores the way romance tropes can be reimagined for aromantic characters. Claudie... Read More →
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Jessica Ripley

Jessica Ripley is a paranormal and sci fi romance writer. She’s also an expert marketer, specializing in social media, SEO, and keywords. She’s led workshops for OPL, Invest Ottawa, ORWA, and more. In 2015 she started Eighth Ripple Press, a small local publisher. This October... Read More →
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Avi Silver

Co-founder, The Shale Project
Avi Silver is one of the co-founders of "The Shale Project" and author of the project's second novel, "Two Dark Moons". Through Shale, they have also worked as the editor for Sienna Tristen's "The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming", and authored the web serial "Tales from a Library... Read More →
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Rebecca Simkin

Rebecca Simkin has many fancy gowns in her wardrobe from her work as a non-profit sector fundraiser, but she’s most happy writing in pyjamas in her home office. Between planning galas, coordinating volunteers, writing press releases, direct mail letters and funding proposals, she... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Salon F - 60 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

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