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Friday, October 18

5:00pm EDT

In Conversation: Lee Harris w/ Kate Heartfield
Join award-nominated author Kate Heartfield for an in-depth interview with Editor GoH Lee Harris. Not to be missed!

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Kate Heartfield

Kate Heartfield writes science fiction and fantasy, including the Aurora-winning novel Armed in Her Fashion and the Nebula-shortlisted novella Alice Payne Arrives, along with dozens of stories. She is the author of The Road to Canterbury and The Magician’s Workshop, both of which... 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 →

Friday October 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
Salon F - 60 seats

5:00pm EDT

Navigating Hell and Infinity: Looking Back to Write Forward on Outer Space
Outer space is unlike any frontier humankind has traversed: unfathomable distances, mind (and time) bending physics, absolutely inhospitable conditions, etc. Understanding the challenges and opportunities of outer space is critical to being able to construct a realistic and coherent world for your characters and their problems. The audience will be taken back in time to understand the history and economics of exploration, colonization, and development of rules and institutions and how these lessons provide invaluable analogs for extraterrestrial storytelling.

Friday October 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
Salon D - 20 seats

6:00pm EDT

18:00 - Opening Ceremonies; 18:30 - Aurora Pin Ceremony
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Charlie Jane Anders

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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Derek Künsken

Co-Chair (Programming), Can*Con
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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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DongWon Song

Literary Agent, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency
DongWon Song is an agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency representing science fiction and fantasy for adults, young adult, and middle grade readers as well as select non-fiction. He was formerly an editor at Orbit, a product manager for an ebook startup, and has taught as an adjunct... Read More →
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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 →

Friday October 18, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm EDT
Salon F - 60 seats
Saturday, October 19

6:00pm EDT

Taxes for Canadian Authors 2019
Tax guidelines change every year, meaning new things for authors to take advantage of and avoid. Our tax expert will cover what you need to know for filing as an author in Canada.

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Laurie Stewart

Everything, Corvid Moon Publishing
Laurie Stewart has been writing since about the sixth grade, but only started submitting and publishing in 2015. She writes Urban Fantasy, high fantasy, and character-based Science Fiction. She lives near Ottawa and is mobility impaired, a chronic pain and migraine sufferer, and so... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm EDT
Salon D - 20 seats
Sunday, October 20

12:00pm EDT

PodCastle Live: Now With Foley Effects!
More than a live reading, join a fabulous voice cast as they bring one of PodCastle’s fantasy stories to life. Complete with live foley effects!

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Brandon Crilly

An Ottawa teacher by day, Brandon Crilly has been previously published by Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, PULP Literature, On Spec, Flame Tree Publishing and other markets. He also reviews fiction for BlackGate.com and serves as a Programming Lead for Can*Con in Ottawa. With... Read More →
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Jen R. Albert

Editor, ECW Press
Jen R. Albert is an editor, writer, and former entomologist working and living in Toronto. She is an acquisitions editor at ECW Press, an award-winning independent publishing house, where she enjoys working on books of all kinds, including science fiction and fantasy, pop science... Read More →
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Charlotte Ashley

Charlotte Ashley is a writer, editor and bookseller living in Toronto. Her fantasy and science fiction short stories have appeared in F&SF, Clockwork Canada, Luna Station Quarterly, Kaleidotrope, PodCastle, and elsewhere. Her historical fantasy, “La Héron,” was nominated for... Read More →
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KT Bryski

KT Bryski is a Canadian author, playwright, and podcaster. She has stories in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and Apex (among others), and her audio dramas Coxwood History Fun Park and Six Stories, Told at Night are available wherever fine podcasts are found.She’s won the Parsec and... Read More →
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J.M. Frey

J.M. Frey is an author, fanthropologist and professional smartypants. With an MA in Communications and Culture, she’s appeared in podcasts, documentaries, and on television to discuss all things geeky through the lens of academia. Her debut novel TRIPTYCH was nominated for two Lambda... 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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Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age 15. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. He taught linguistics... Read More →
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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 12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT
Penthouse A - 75 seats

1:00pm EDT

Posthuman Subjectivities in Vassanji's Nostalgia - Presentation on South Asian and Post-Colonial Literature
Join Carleton University professor and British Society for Literature and Science member Mayurika Chakravorty for an in-depth look at South Asian and Post-Colonial children's literature. Learn about the overlap between speculative fiction, children's lit and popular fiction in Southeast Asia and posthuman subjectivities in speculative fiction. Not to be missed!

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