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Sunday, October 20 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Hierarchy and Oppression in SFF

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Ideas related to oppression and treatment of marginalized communities are common in science fiction and fantasy today, and a reflection of ongoing societal concerns. How do you make a realistic story involving oppressive social strata without making it too bleak? Is it problematic to create obvious parallels to the real world, or is that the point? How do you create a story that focuses on these and is still hopeful and interesting?

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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 →

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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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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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Elliott Dunstan

Elliott Dunstan is an Ottawa-based historian, poet and author with a special interest in queer history, mental illness, trauma and the places that time forgot. He is currently self-publishing an online serial novel available on his website, and has also been published by Queen of... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Salon F - 60 seats