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

Dark Mirrors


Science fiction examines aspects of our present world such as pandemics, sexism, racism, slavery and prostitution. How does projecting aspects of our present world into a future time illuminate current issues?


Panelists
Mike Chen

Mike Chen is a lifelong writer, from crafting fan fiction as a child to somehow getting paid for words as an adult. He has contributed to major geek websites, such as The Mary Sue, The Portalist, and Tor and covered the NHL for mainstream media outlets....

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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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