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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... 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... Read More →

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C. S. E. Cooney

Talk to me about whatever interests you most; I love details and weird facts I'd never run into. Like they say in Strange Days, "One man's dull mundane existence is another man's Technicolor." C. S. E. Cooney (csecooney.com/@csecooney) is the author of World Fantasy Award-winning... Read More →
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Sam Miller

Sam J. Miller is the last in a long line of butchers, and the Nebula-Award-winning author of The Art of Starving (an NPR best of the year) and Blackfish City (a “Must Read” in Entertainment Weekly and O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine). He lives in New York City, and at samjmille... Read More →

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