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Saturday, October 3 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Diversity in F & SF

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To properly reflect the world in which we live, it makes sens to have a diverse cast of characters in our fiction. What is the best way to seamlessly include diversity? What books, movies, and TV do it really well? Where do we need to work on it more?

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Donna McMahon

Donna McMahon has spent much of her life researching the future history of  Cascadia, after the Pacific Northwest is devastated by climate change, economic and political collapse, pandemics and - of course - the Big Quake. She has published two novels in that setting; Dance of Knives and Second Childhood. Lately she's been spending more time in 1920, shortly after Vancouver was traumatized by a war, a flu epidemic and Women's Suffrage, and... Read More →

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David Bara

Dave Bara was born at the dawn of the space age and grew up watching the Gemini and Apollo space programs on television, dreaming of becoming an astronaut one day. This soon led him to an interest in science fiction, especially on television. His early years were filled with dozens of episodes of the original Star Trek, Lost in Space, The Outer Limits, and The Twilight Zone. He began to read science fiction voraciously in his teens, with... Read More →
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Eric Choi

Editor, Author, Aerospace Engineer, AeroScribe Consulting
Eric Choi is the creator and co-editor of two speculative fiction anthologies, the Aurora Award winning The Dragon and the Stars (DAW) and the new hard SF collection Carbide Tipped Pens (Tor). “Crimson Sky”, which appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Analog, is a finalist for this year’s Prix Aurora Award in the category of Best Short Fiction — English. His other work has been published in Ricepaper, Far Orbit, Rocket Science, The... Read More →
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Sabina Khan

Sabina Khan is the author of Realm of the Goddess, the first in a series of YA Paranormal Fantasy books based on the gods and goddesses of India. She is an educational consultant and a karaoke enthusiast. After living in Germany, Bangladesh, Macao, Illinois and Texas, she has finally settled down in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with her husband and three daughters, one of whom is a fur baby. She is passionate about the empowerment of girls... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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