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2023 Nebula Conference & Awards Ceremony

  • Start12 May 2023
  • End14 May 2023
  • LocationAnaheim, CA & Online

Sat, May 13, 2023 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Black Speculative Fiction: Urban Fantasy and Beyond

From Octavia Butler’s “Kindred” to LA Bank’s Vampire Huntress series, Urban fantasy (fantasy that takes place in modern cities) is a subgenre frequently embraced by Black authors who write science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors, and especially by African American authors, but it is not the only thing we write. Why is the genre so popular with Black authors? And why is the popular genre, which is particularly associated with African Americans, so often maligned?

Alaya Dawn Johnson

James Beamon

Endria Richardson

Sumiko Saulson

Pegasus: Panel A – Zoom

Sun, May 14, 2023 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Sating the Need: Writing a Satisfying Romantic Subplot

Want to perfect that romantic subplot to add character depth and, potentially, heat to your story? Panelists will discuss the purpose of romantic subplots, how to use them effectively, and what makes them satisfying for cross-genre readers.

Greta K. Kelly

Meghan Ciana Doidge

Alicia Hilton

Linden Tarr

Sumiko Saulson

Sunshine: Panel B – Zoom

~ by Sumiko Saulson on April 27, 2023.

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