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Saturday, November 11 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Actually, Science Fiction Has ALWAYS Been Political.
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The insistence that fiction should be apolitical is in itself a political choice, while the battle over who to include and exclude in our stories is similarly a political choice over who deserves to be empathized with and who should remain invisible. Why are so many readers willing to ignore the impact of problematic works on real life and real people?

Speakers
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David M. Axler

Dave Axler is a long-time convention fan who's been a Philcon regular since the early seventies, when he came to his first Philcon to interview GoH John Brunner for local radio station WXPN. In the years since then, he has written an M.A. thesis entitled "'Fandom Is A Way of Life... Read More →
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L Hunter Cassells

L. Hunter Cassells is the author of Dragon's Rook, a fantasy adventure series for people who really like to think. She formerly herded nuclear physicists for a day job (no, really, she did).
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Samuel Delany

Samuel R. Delany is a Grandmaster of Science Fiction, the first African-American to receive this honor. His science fiction novels include: The Fall of the Towers, Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection (winners of the Nebula Award for best novel of 1966 and 1967 respectively), Nova... Read More →
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Orenthal Hawkins

Orenthal V. Hawkins is an IT professional and a self-described Pop Culture Fiend. He is also adorkable, geektastic & delightfully nerdy. He is also 100% original and not a reboot. From B-movies to anime, from Old Time Radio to the Golden Age of Television, comic books and the film... Read More →
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Anastasia Klimchynskaya

Anastasia Klimchynskaya is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she's working on a dissertation on the emergence of science fiction in the 19th century. In particular, she's exploring how the genre came out of the scientific history of the period. She has... Read More →
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Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner is a professor of autodidactism, stand-up philosopher, not-recently-published writer, former president of the Science Fiction Forum, freelance punslinger, and a co-founder of a hat trick of sf conventions. "Geek, Nerd, AND Dork? I'm a Triple Threat!"


Saturday November 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crystal Ballroom Three