CONvergence 2017 - Day 1

CONvergence is an annual convention about Science Fiction and Fantasy, held at the Doubletree Hilton and the Sheraton in Bloomington, Minnesota. This year's theme is To Infinity and Beyond: Epic Tales of Space Opera. Today I was on two panels, "Speculative Fiction Against Colonialism" and "Avoiding Tokenism in Comics & Sci Fi Characters" - in both of the panels, I said that I would gather the books and/or sources that were discussed and put them up on here.

Speculative Fiction Against Colonialism

Avoiding Tokenism in Comics & Sci Fi Characters

List of books and comics:

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction
Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture
 by Ytasha L. Womack
Sioux Falls by Z.M.Thomas

Panelists: Gabriela Santiago, Rob Callahan (mod), Justin Grays

Sources for helping write without Tokenism:

Writing with Color
Writing the Other (Website) (Twitter)
Talk to program officers at foundations or philanthropies that have a track record of establishing equity.

Panelists: Justin Grays, Nat Morse-Noland (mod), Kerry Peterson, Jim Soos, Ian Truitner

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