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Thursday, May 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mental Illness is Not the Monster: Conveying Mentally Ill Characters in SFF

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Mentally ill characters can be protagonists and heroes, too. Too often mental illness has been the scapegoat for monstrousness and villainy. Come see how to turn that on its end.

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Jordan Kurella

Writer
Jordan Kurella is a fiction author whose stories have been featured in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex Magazine, and Strange Horizons. They are bisexual and disabled from a straight flush of mental health disorders. Jordan lives in Ohio with their partner and their service dog.

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José Pablo Iriarte

José Pablo Iriarte is a Cuban-American writer and teacher who lives in Central Florida. José’s fiction can be found in magazines such as Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, and others, and has been featured in best-of lists compiled by Tangent Online, Featured Futures... Read More →
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Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Author & Disability Activist
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Sarah Gailey

Author
Hugo, Campbell, and Nebula award finalist Sarah Gailey lives and works in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and the Boston Globe, and their fiction has been published internationally. They are a regular contributor for Tor.com and Barnes... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
G/H Salon

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