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Saturday, May 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Erasure is not equality

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Authors often that leave things out to a) avoid depicting them "wrong" or b) because they are trying to be "sensitive," or c) don't want to be "political" with their fiction. Marginalizions are routinely excluded from work that is otherwise trying to be progressive and inclusive (such as fat/body acceptance, aroace erasure, or aro erasure in general; or trans being often left out of the LGBT shorthand, in particular transmasc folks; etc.)

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Merc Rustad

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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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Curtis Chen

Secretary, SFWA
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes stories and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. He's the author of the Kangaroo series of funny science fiction spy thrillers and has written for the Realm originals Ninth Step Station, Machina, and... Read More →
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Jessi Cole Jackson

Writer & Professional Theatrical Costumer
Jessi Cole Jackson lives in the prettiest part of New Jersey. By day she builds costumes for a Tony Award-winning theatre. By night she studies Children’s Literature at Hollins University. Somewhere in between, she writes. Her short fiction can be found in Hidden Youth: Speculative... Read More →
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K. M. Szpara

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 →

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