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Saturday, May 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
What Role Does Humor Have in an Unsettled Society

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Society is shaped by narrative. What responsibility do humorists have to consider the larger context in which their work appears? And how do we handle that responsibility? Is satire still useful? And where is the line between funny and damaging?

Moderators
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Charlie Jane Anders

Attendee
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 →

Speakers
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Anatoly Belilovsky

writer
Anatoly Belilovsky is a Russian-American author and translator of speculative fiction. He was born in a city that went through six or seven owners in the last century, all of whom used it to do a lot more than drive to church on Sundays; he is old enough to remember tanks rolling... Read More →
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Carrie DiRisio

Author
Carrie Ann DiRisio runs multiple popular social media accounts including @BroodingYAHero, and has worked for Serial Box Publishing. She is the author of the upcoming YA Parody novel BROODING YA HERO'S GUIDE TO ACHIEVING MAIN CHARACTER STATUS.Her speaking engagements include talks... Read More →
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Michael Underwood

Attendee
Mike is the author of over a dozen books, including the Ree Reyes Geekomancy series (GEEKOMANCY, CELEBROMANCY, ATTACK THE GEEK, HEXOMANCY), collaboratively-written epic fantasy serial BORN TO THE BLADE, and the r/Fantasy "Stabby" Award-finalist GENRENAUTS novellas. His latest book... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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