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@Worldcon 76: Imposter Syndrome: You DO Deserve To Be Here

  • San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 West San Carlos Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

IMPOSTER SYNDROME: YOU DO DESERVE TO BE HERE

8/17, FRIDAY 6:00 - 7:00PM, ROOM 210F

Imposter syndrome can often feel like being a side character in a horror movie: you know the monster is gonna get you, but you don't know when. Many authors--from just starting out to long-time pros--experience imposter syndrome, especially people who are marginalized. We wonder if we "really" belong; we wonder if everyone else knows we're faking-it-til-making-it; but when will someone call our bluff? Imposter syndrome is common and we can continue our work despite the doubts. So, how do we deal with it? What techniques do you employ to make it to the end credits?

Speakers: Alasdair Stuart (moderator),  E.M. Markoff, Alexandra RowlandNancy KressMargaret Dunlap