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Friday, May 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Considering Gender While Worldbuilding

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Worldbuilding is complicated—and so is gender! On this panel, transgender and/or non-binary authors discuss aspects of gender that cisgender authors don’t always consider, methods of working gender into fictional societies, and how gender can be complicated by historical, magical, and futuristic settings. 

Moderators
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K. M. Szpara

Author
K.M. Szpara is a queer and trans author who lives in Baltimore, MD, with a tiny dog. Kellan's debut alt-/near-future novel, DOCILE (Spring 2020, Tor.com Publishing), explores the snowballing debt crisis, consent, and privilege, and can be described as "really gay". He is the author... Read More →

Speakers
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Vanessa Rose Phin

Associate Editor, Strange Horizons
Ness is a developmental editor, learning designer, writer, sensitivity reader, and calligrapher--sometimes all at once. Ve is a Midwestern transplant to Baltimore, where ve somehow earned a history degree writing about crossdressing sailors and genderqueer deities.
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Merc Rustad

author / AV
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JY Yang

JY Yang is a Hugo/Nebula/Locus award finalist and the author of the Tensorate novellas from Tor.Com Publishing (The Red Threads of Fortune, The Black Tides of Heaven and the forthcoming The Descent of Monsters). A graduate of the Clarion West class of 2013, they live in Singapore... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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