UPDATE: Date and time has been set at 11:45 am PST on Saturday, December 2! Join the broadcast HERE.
For the past couple of months I’ve been talking about it, and it’s finally going to be a thing! The #SpecWomenChat Podcast will be happening LIVE on my YouTube channel on Saturday, December 2 at 11:45 am PST. In this monthly show, a panel of both indie and traditionally-published women speculative fiction authors will discuss issues about all things fantasy, science fiction, and issues of interest to women in the field. Some of us you’ll have heard of, others will be new discoveries for many, but all of us are SFF authors.
Our first panel topic will be “Women in Speculative Fiction,” where we will discuss what inspired the hashtag, and what issues specifically face women in the SFF field. Our first panelists will be:
F&SF writer Cat Rambo lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Her short story collection, EYES LIKE SKY AND COAL AND MOONLIGHT, was a 2010 Endeavor Award finalist. A third collection, NEAR + FAR, appeared in 2012 from Hydra House. She has been shortlisted for an Endeavour Award, Locus Award, World Fantasy Award and most recently the Nebula Award. Her debut novel, BEASTS OF TABAT, appeared in 2015 from WordFire Press, the same year she co-edited AD ASTRA: THE SFWA 50TH ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK. In 2016, forthcoming books include HEARTS OF TABAT (novel) and NEITHER HERE NOR THERE (collection). She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). If you would like to sign up to receive stories from her each month, check out her Patreon campaign at http://www.patreon.com/catrambo
Laura J. Mixon is a chemical and environmental engineer better known as a science fiction writer. She writes about the impact of technology and environmental changes on personal identity and social structures. Her work has been the focus of academic studies on the intersection of technology, feminism, and gender. She has also experimented with interactive storytelling, in collaboration with renowned game designer Chris Crawford. She is married to SF writer Steven Gould (Jumper), with whom she collaborated on the novel Greenwar. In 2011, she began publishing under the pen name Morgan J. Locke. Under that name, she is one of the writers for the group blog Eat Our Brains. (Hugo Award Winner for Best Fan Writer 2015).
Nancy Jane Moore is the author of the science fiction novel, The Weave; the novellas Changeling and Ardent Forest; and the collections Conscientious Inconsistencies, Flashes of Illumination, and Walking Contradiction and Other Futures. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies and in magazines ranging from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet to the National Law Journal. A native Texan, Moore lives for many years in Washington, DC, and now makes her home with her sweetheart in Oakland, CA. She has studied martial arts since 1979 and holds a fourth degree black belt in Aikido.
Katie Phillips (who writes under pen name Karis Waters) is a developmental fiction editor and writing coach specializing in empowering women writing spec fiction to tell their stories with confidence and clarity! She’s also the managing editor of indie publisher Crosshair Press. Katie has visited over 30 countries, lived in England for almost three years, and is slightly obsessed with strawberries and salted caramel dark chocolate. She lives with her dance instructor husband in the heartland of America and aspires to have a husky. She is the creator of the #SpecWomenChat hashtag.
I cannot tell you how excited I am to be speaking with these formidable and amazing women! Come and meet them!
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