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About The Speaker

Chimedum Ohaegbu

Chimedum Ohaegbu (CHIH-may-doom aw-HAY-boo, she/her/hers) is the Hugo Award-winning managing editor of Uncanny Magazine. She’s undergoing her fifth and final year at UBC in pursuit of hummingbirds and a bachelor's degree in English literature and creative writing. Her professional fiction debut was longlisted for the Nommo Award for African Science Fiction and Fantasy, and she also holds a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry. She loves tisanes, insect facts but not insects, every single bird and magpies especially, and orchestral videogame music. Her fondness of bad puns has miraculously not prevented her work from being published in Strange Horizons, This Magazine, Arc Poetry Magazine, The /tƐmz/ Review, and The Capilano Review, among others.

D&D Alignment

Neutral Good


Bender Class



FMK: Fictional Character Edition

M: Theo from ‘Celeste’
K: i have MANY examples. most recently, Agravaine from ‘Merlin’
F: Archer from Fate/Unlimited Blade Works (by Ufotable)


Favorite Book Quote

Recently, “If my father married for sorrow, then he married the right woman.” from Sofia Samatar’s ‘A Stranger in Olondria’.