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Friday, July 15 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Love Their Works, Hate Their Views (ET)

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People are wondering whether the World Fantasy Award should be changed given Lovecraft's views on race, and even Heinlein remains problematical for many readers. What do we do about authors whose political, religious, gender and racial views we find objectionable? Do we view their work solely on its own? Do we make allowances for cultural standards in past times or other places - as with Shakespeare?   If we hold to our standards, are we rejecting a good work unjustly?

Moderators
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Laura Haywood-Cory

Laura Haywood-Cory has been some flavor of editor or proofreader since her first job after college, which was proofreading yellow page listings for a phone book company. She's been involved in science fiction fandom since the mid-1980s. She has managed two different sf conventions... Read More →

Guests
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Ron Garner

Ronald T. Garner is the CEO of Silence in the Library Publishing, a small press dedicated to speculative fiction, and a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He has short fiction published in various anthologies, and in his spare time builds things of questionable utility. Ron lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter... Read More →
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Emily Lavin Leverett

Emily Lavin Leverett is a fantasy, sci-fi, and horror writer, an editor, and an English Professor. Her works have appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Drafthorse: A Journal of Work and No Work, and Athena’s Daughters II. Her edited collections include The Big Bad: an Anthology of... Read More →
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Michael G. Williams

Literary Guest, Author
Michael G. Williams writes queer-themed science fiction, urban fantasy, and horror celebrating monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He’s the author of three series for Falstaff Books: the award-winning vampire/urban fantasy series The Withrow Chronicles; a new u... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Provincial A-B

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