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Friday, May 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Language as Rebellion

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Historically conquerors often forced populations to use their language. The fact that America still has Latin on its money is a lingering remnant of a time when England was a colony of Rome. Hawaiian was nearly eradicated. In 1912 the Republic of China replace "Literary Chines" with the Bejing dialect of Mandarin as the official governing language. Since SFF often features disenfranchised people, how can we use language to demonstrate conflict and rebellion?"

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Daniel Jose Older

Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of the Middle Grade historical fantasy series Dactyl Hill Squad, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, Star Wars: Last Shot, The Book of Lost Saints, and the award winning Young Adult series the Shadowshaper Cypher... Read More →

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Tamara Vardomskaya

Tamara Vardomskaya is a Canadian writer. Her short fiction has been published in Tor.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Over The Rainbow: Fairy Tales From The Margins (Exile Editions), and GigaNotoSaurus. Her stories "The Metamorphoses of Narcissus" and "The Three Dancers of Gizari" were... Read More →

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Kelly Robson

Writer, SFWA
Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer. In 2018, her story “A Human Stain” won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, and in 2016, her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the Prix Aurora Award. She has also been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
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