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

Sci Fi/Fantasy Refreshed


An African demi-god bounty hunter? Shakespeare's Hotspur and Prince Hal reimagined as women knights? A space-faring revolutionary who happens to be a worm? Female smugglers in space? Not your typical fantasy, just authors blending and upending literary and sci-fi/fantasy conventions for a fresh take.


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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K.S. Merbeth

K.S. Merbeth is a science fiction and fantasy writer. She lives in Tucson, Ariz., where she spends most of her time writing, reading and gaming.  She is the author of the post-apocalyptic, mayhem-filled Wasterlanders series....

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of science fiction and fantasy stories, ranging from epic to contemporary to dark. He is the author of the highly-anticipated godpunk novel, "David Mogo, Godhunter....

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