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Saturday, April 17 • 01:00 - 01:50
Worldbuilding from the Ground Up

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What do writers of SFF have to consider when building a strong foundation for their story worlds? What questions should they ask themselves and the people they interview? To what extent must a world be built culturally, politically, religiously, geographically, linguistically, mythologically? And what drives authors to worldbuild extensively if the goal isn't to get the reader to notice the meticulousness and complexity?

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Vida Cruz

Vida Cruz is a Filipina fantasy and science fiction writer, editor, artist, and tarot reader. Her short fiction has been published or is forthcoming from Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Expanded Horizons, and various anthologies. She is a 2018 Tiptree Fellow and in 2019, she published... Read More →

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Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers is a science fiction author, best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series. Her books have also been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Locus Award, and the Women's Prize for Fiction, among others. She has two new works coming out in 2021: The Galaxy... Read More →
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Karen Osborne

KAREN OSBORNE is a writer, visual storyteller and violinist. She is the author of Architects of Memory and Engines of Oblivion from Tor Books. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Fireside, Escape Pod, Robot Dinosaurs, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She is a member of the DC/MD-based... Read More →
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Gayathri Kamath

Gayathri is a Desi author, driven to write diverse science fiction and fantasy that actively tries to decolonize the narrative, turn tropes sideways, and send characters on wild adventures. She is owned by two cats, and owns a dog, and lives with her partner in the Bay Area, California... Read More →
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PJ Manney

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PJ Manney is the author of the P.K. Dick Award-nominated (R)EVOLUTION, book 1 in a trilogy with (ID)ENTITY, and the upcoming (CON)SCIENCE, out April 27, 2021. She also writes non-fiction and consults about emerging technology, future humans, empathy-building through storytelling... Read More →


Saturday April 17, 2021 01:00 - 01:50 UTC
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