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Friday, May 13 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beyond Bitches and Badasses: A Conversation About Race, Gender, and Power in SFF

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Combating unconscious bias in character development & casting is an important aspect of more inclusive writing. Pitfalls for writers new to incorporating marginalized people include the ways unconscious bias can intersect with race and gender to make them conflate common stereotypes with actual character development thuscontributing to fetishization and dehumanization. 

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Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older is the author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, which was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. He co-edited the Locus and World Fantasy nominated anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the... Read More →
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Alyssa Wong

Alyssa Wong studies fiction in Raleigh, NC, and really, really likes crows. Her work has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Tor.com, among others. Her short fiction has been nominated for multiple awards, including the Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Nebula Award. Alyssa can be found online at http://www.crashwong.net and on... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
LaSalle 1

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