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FOGcon 9


  • Walnut Creek Marriot Hotel 2355 North Main Street Walnut Creek United States (map)

I’m going to be participating in a few panels. Please drop on in and say hello :)


FRIENDS AND CHOSEN FAMILY?

3/8, FRI 3:00 - 4:15, SACRAMENTO ROOM

As in the real world, many characters in fiction are estranged from their birth families (and some may not have a birth family at all). How do we define chosen family versus close friends? Is it a difference in degree or in kind? Is there a line, and where is it drawn? What do we gain and lose from using these different ways of talking about people in our lives? How do we, and the characters we love build families of choice? What are some of our favorite examples from fiction?

M: Debbie Notkin. Nabil Hijazi, E.M. Markoff, Tina Myers, Guy W. Thomas

#FriendsOrChosenFamily


DECOLONIZING SPACE

3/9, SAT 10:30 - 11:45AM, SALON A/B

How can we change the words we use, the stories we tell ourselves, and the way we view space, in order to break away from the colonial and imperialist past, and move towards a better future?

M: Nancy Jane Moore. Montse Cordero, E.M. Markoff, Alfred Nash

#DecolonizingSpace

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Earlier Event: October 31
A Night of Grimdark, Horror, & Fantasy