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Sunday, April 18 • 21:00 - 21:50
Romance in Speculative Fiction

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Romance has been a part of speculative fiction since its earliest days, even though SFF and romance are often viewed as polar opposites. Nowadays, SFF romance is a broad and varied field, encompassing anything from fantasy and paranormal romance via time travel romance to science fiction and post-apocalyptic romance. But even though speculative romance is popular and very successful, it is often ignored by the SFF community. This panel will give you an overview of the spectrum of SFF romance and discuss why speculative romance still doesn't get the respect it deserves. And of course, we'll also offer you reading recommendations.

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Cora Buhlert

Cora Buhlert was born and bred in Bremen, North Germany, where she still lives today – after time spent in London, Singapore, Rotterdam and Mississippi. Cora holds an MA degree in English from the University of Bremen. Cora has been writing, since she was a teenager, and has published... Read More →

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Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning, best-selling author who writes fantasy with romantic elements and fantasy romance. She is an RWA member and serves on the Board of Directors for SFWA as a Director at Large. She is a hybrid author, and also self-publishes a romantic fantasy series... Read More →
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Grace Draven

Grace Draven is a Louisiana native living in Texas with her husband, kids and a big, doofus dog. She has loved storytelling since forever and is a fan of the fictional bad boy. She is two-time winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice for Best Fantasy Romance and a USA Today Bestselling... Read More →
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Cassie Hart

Cassie Hart is a Māori/Pākehā author of speculative fiction from New Zealand. She predominantly writes urban fantasy/paranormal romance, rural/small town fantasy/suspense and horror. She has self published a number of titles under a pen name, and her first traditional release... Read More →
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Elle Ire

Elle Ire writes science fiction novels featuring kick-ass women who fall in love with each other. Her first novel, VICIOUS CIRCLE, released from Torquere Press in November, 2015, and was rereleased in January, 2020, by DSP Publications. Her STORM FRONTS series (THREADBARE, PATCHWORK... Read More →


Sunday April 18, 2021 21:00 - 21:50 UTC