University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Chaos and Cosmos


Gone are the days of simple good-versus-evil narratives; these are complicated times that call for complicated characters and stories that take us into new and unique universes. Pop culture has clearly shifted its attention to the messy, the morally ambiguous and the weird. In short, things are about to get a little more chaotic in here ... Chaos and Cosmos features an eclectic mix of daring speculative fiction authors and new voices. Come hear how these authors have developed their worlds and characters, creating cosmos out of chaos.


Panelists
Emily Devenport

Emily Devenport is the author of "Medusa Uploaded" and "Medusa in the Graveyard." Her short stories have appeared in Asimov's SF, The Saturday Evening Post, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Clarkesworld, Uncanny, Cicada and the Mammoth Book of Kaiju....

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Tessa Gratton

Tessa Gratton is the author of YA fantasy series the Blood Journals and the Gods of New Asgard, the JLG Selection "Strange Grace" and two books on writing fantasy for teen writers. "The Queens of Innis Lear" was her debut adult fantasy novel....

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Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is an American journalist and author of fiction and nonfiction. Newitz is the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has written for Popular Science, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post....

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Tochi Onyebuchi

Tochi Onyebuchi holds a bachelor's degree from Yale University, a master's of fine arts in screenwriting from New York University, a master's degree in global economic law from L'institut d'études politiques and a law degree from Columbia Law School....

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K.M. Szpara

Hugo and Nebula finalist K.M. Szpara is a queer and trans author who lives in Baltimore, Md. His debut novel is "Docile." His short fiction and essays appear in Uncanny, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and more....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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