Baltimore Book Festival • September 25-27
Friday, Sept. 25, 2 pm • Blurring the Edges of Genre
Writers of literary science fiction, poetry, horror, slipstream and weird fiction talk about the genres they love. Learn what those labels mean, and what happens when you defy labels.
Panelists: Anatoly Belilovsky, Robin Wyatt Dunn, Carmen Maria Machado, Denise Clemons, John Edward Lawson
What does Baltimore look like in the future? SFWA Guest of Honor Tobias Buckell and a panel of writers, futurists and social designers discuss Charm City’s future through the lens of the engineer, the writer, and the activist. Panel led by Jason Harris (“Redlines: Baltimore 2028”).
Panelists: Anatoly Belilovsky, Tobias S. Buckell, Jason Harris, Nia Johnson, K Ceres Wright
Saturday, Sept. 26, 5 pm • Earl Grey, Hot: Future Food, Fantastical Food
From food pills to food printers to the latest in Elven lembas bread, our experts will whet your appetite for fictional food.
Panelists: Diana Peterfreund, Cat Rambo, Lawrence M. Schoen, Bud Sparhawk, Fran Wilde, K Ceres Wright
Books with diverse characters, written by diverse authors, are a focus of the We Need Diverse Books campaign. Readers are clamoring for books about and by people of color, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities, people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. What’s next for the industry? Our authors talk about diversity, representation, and the next steps.
Panelists: Tobias S. Buckell, Bill Cambell, Justina Ireland, John Edward Lawson, KM Szpara, GL Tomas