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Saturday, May 14 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Building an SFF community

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From writing groups, to Nerd social clubs, to fan bases, how do you build a community?  Our panel will look at both on organizing/activism within the genre community, and organizing as a topic for fiction.

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Jennifer Cross

Lead Organizer, Just Write Chicago
Queer Black Geeky Feminist Skeptic Atheist Firespinning Aspiring SF/F writer who has a serious problem saying no to new and shiny things. In addition to a day job, I run Just Write Chicago, Chicago's largest writing group dedicated to providing safe, inclusive and motivational spaces for all writers of all genres to "Just Write". I was published in Lightspeed's QDSF. I also keep a Wordpress blog and am trying to write a novel and short fiction... Read More →
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Michi Trota

Managing Editor, Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Michi Trota is an essayist, editor, speaker, and community organizer. She is the Managing Editor for the Hugo Award-nominated Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and writes about geek culture on her blog, Geek Melange. She is also a member of the Chicago Nerd Social Club Board of Organizers and a fire performer with the Raks Geek bellydance+fire troupe. Michi has spoken at venues such as C2E2, Wizard World Chicago, DePaul... Read More →

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C. S. E. Cooney

C. S. E. Cooney (csecooney.com/@csecooney) is the author of Bone Swans: Stories (Mythic Delirium 2015), the title story of which is a Nebula Award nominee and will feature in Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas. She is the author of the Dark Breakers series, Jack o’ the Hills, The Witch in the Almond Tree, and a poetry collection called How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, which includes her... Read More →

Saturday May 14, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LaSalle 3

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