A Con for Feminists

WisCon, which will be held this year May 27-31, is the first and foremost feminist science fiction convention in the world (so says the website). It encourages discussion, debate and extrapolation of ideas relating to feminism, gender, race and class. The convention honors writers, editors and artists whose work explores these themes and whose voices have opened new dimensions and territory in these issues.

Guests of Honor

Mary Anne Mohanraj Author & Editor, Mary Anne Mohanraj
Author of several books, including Silence and the Word and Torn Shapes of Desire, she currently serves as a referee for Foundation, the International Review of Science Fiction, and as Director of the Speculative Literature Foundation.
Nnedi Okorafor Author, Nnedi Okorafor
Her first novel, Zarah the Windseeker, takes place in a highly technological world based on Nigerian myths and culture and was the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, shortlisted for the Parallax Award and Kindred Award, a finalist for the Golden Duck and Garden State Teen Choice awards and nominated for a Locus Award (Best First Novel).

For more info: www.wiscon.info

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About the author

As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.