2015 Toronto SpecFic Colloquium

By Chiaroscuro Reading Series (other events)

Saturday, March 7 2015 9:30 AM 5:30 PM EDT

Guest of honour will be NNEDI OKORAFOR, World Fantasy Award-winning author of WHO FEARS DEATH and AKATA WITCH presenting: "Resident Alien: 'Why do you write about Nigeria? Shouldn’t you be writing about racism in America?' Nnedi answers this silly question and discusses the Nigerian American origins of her speculative fiction."

With additional guest speakers & topics:

Alex Leitch: Retrofuturism and Spectacular Collaboration.

Dave McIntosh: Quipucamayoc: Interactive Media Art Project in Cusco and Buenos Aires.

Simon McNeil: From Guernica to Gamergate: The Inseparability of Art and Politics.

Derek Newman-Stille: Accessible Space: The Final Frontier? Disability in Speculative Genres.

David Nickle: Secret Agent, Secret Shame. A presentation on the embarrassing appeal of Ian Fleming’s James Bond. 

The Annual Toronto SpecFic Colloquium is run by the Chiaroscuro Reading Series, and sponsored in part by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and ChiZine Publications.