WorldCon 2019: An Irish WorldCon

Queering the Worldbuilding

Format: Panel

18 August 2019, Sunday 13:30 – 14:20, Odeon 5 (Point Square Dublin)

Speculative fiction offers so many opportunities to step outside western constraints of gender and sexuality. From JY Yang’s refusal to assign gender or sex at birth in the Tensorate sequence to Ann Leckie’s rejection of societal gender in the Ancillary sequence, from Ursula K. Le Guin’s Sedoretu to Homestuck’s alien romantic structure, how does spec fic queer its worlds? And how else can it stretch to do so?

Jaime Garmendia III (Arisia) (Moderator), Sarah Gailey, Elizabeth Bear, Hal Duncan, Helen Corcoran

Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) Annual Conference

New Voices Panel

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 13:30, Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield

We welcome fresh, new voices to the CBI Conference stage for rapid fire five minute presentations on their work.