Day 3

Non-Western Gothic

How do authors writing in non western traditions subvert the tenants of a genre that has cast them as the villains to explore their own stories of fear, dread, mystery and corruption? Who becomes the “other” or “doppelganger” in a story written by the feared “doppelgangers” themselves? This panel will explore how BIPOC writers have […]

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Cyberpunk: A New Landscape

Cyberpunk was once a term meant to evoke revolution and fighting against the system. But recent discussions have seen the term re-examined and looked at through appropriate lenses of xenophobia, colonialism and racism. So is there still room for the subgenre in today’s world? These authors discuss how cyberpunk can serve our current moment.

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Cli-Fi: Turn the Heat Down!

Together this group of authors discuss the ways climate change influences their work. Special emphasis will be on setting and worldbuilding with an overarching theme of climate change as more than dystopia as a grounding element of their work.

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