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Sunday, April 18 • 08:00 - 08:50
Fantasy in the Dark of Night

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Since the beginning of folklore and mythology, there has always been a fear and fascination with what lurks in the night - witches, ghosts, and other occult creatures. Reading and writing about these beings invites us to grapple with our emotions, struggles, and humanity in strange and shadowy ways. Why do some creatures continue to resonate with us over the years? How do we transform the haunting tales of our childhood into impactful stories for our modern times?

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Emily Lau

Booktuber & video essayist who runs the channel Emiloid. Primarily focused on fantasy in books, films and TV but sometimes rants about Little Women. Likes finding occult and witchy themes in everything. Lives in the UK and is a PhD student in linguistics, focusing on computational... Read More →

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Ng Yi-Sheng

Ng Yi-Sheng is a Singaporean poet, playwright, fictionist, researcher and LGBT+ activist. His books include the science fiction and fantasy collection Lion City (Singapore Book Awards Best Literary Work 2019, Singapore Literature Prize 2020), the best-selling non-fiction work SQ21... Read More →

Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for inspiration. She recently misapplied her professors' hard work to Turning Darkness Into Light, a sequel to the Hugo Award-nominated series The Memoirs of Lady Trent. As half of... Read More →

Elisabeth Moore

Elisabeth R Moore is a writer, birder and literature grad student from Germany. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Luna Station Quarterly and a variety of other venues. Her fiction features ghosts, strange plants, and the German experience. She lives with her wife, two... Read More →


Sunday April 18, 2021 08:00 - 08:50 UTC
  Commentary, Panel |   Prose, Panel |   Poetry, Panel