November 5-7, 2020
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Beyond the Twilight Zone: Diversity in the Strange

With the increasing attention paid to diversity in fiction, especially with regard to speculative fiction, now is the opportune time to ensure your stories reflect that diversity. But how do you accomplish that in a respectful way? While your intentions might be good, mishandling a character of a different community might prove problematic. Ran Walker will show you ways to be respectful in the treatment of your characters, while avoiding stereotypes and clich├ęs that might unintentionally undermine your intentions.