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I spoke with Juliette Wade today on her show Dive into Worldbuilding, where I discussed language, assimilation, and diaspora, and how they relate to my mermaid hunting story “As Dark As Hunger,” forthcoming November 2019 from Black Static. You can view a recording of the interview on YouTube.
I’ll also be attending World Fantasy Convention this week in Los Angeles. I’ll be around most afternoons, but I most likely will not be staying in the evenings, except for the mass autographing session. My full schedule is as follows:
California Screaming: Modern Golden State Horror Stories and Writers
Thursday, October 31 from 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM (55 minutes)
Join horror writers as they discuss modern stories set in California. What makes California a unique setting for horror, both psychological and supernatural, and what can stories set there tell us about the nature of fear?
Matt Maxwell (moderator), S. Qiouyi Lu, Laurie Tom, Kary English
Autographing with Jacob Weisman at Fairwood Press table
Friday, November 1 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours)
Friday, November 1 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (2 hours)
Reading: S. Qiouyi Lu
Saturday, November 2 from 1:30 PM to 1:55 PM (25 minutes)
I will be reading my story “Where a Heart Would Fit Perfectly” (4,200 words).
The Pros and Cons of Sensitivity Readers
Sunday, November 3 from 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM (55 minutes)
Sensitivity readers can help authors avoid mistakes portraying other cultures in their works. So do fantasy authors need sensitivity readers? If so, when? How does one go about finding and hiring them? What are the downsides to having them?
Rhys Ford (moderator), Laurel Anne Hill, S. Qiouyi Lu, Christine Taylor-Butler, Tad Williams
Feel free to say hi if you see me at the convention! I’m always happy to meet other genre fans and creatives.