Science fiction and fantasy are full of tropes. Some we love, some we love to hate, and some we hate that we love, but they are inescapable in genre fiction all the same. On this panel, science fiction and fantasy authors will explore the use of tropes in the speculative genres—the good, the bad, and the problematic. This deep dive into the genres will celebrate and dissect its pieces, as well as how the authors put them to work in their own stories.


Lauren Blackwood, Nick DeWolf, Megan Lynch, Malka Older, Emily Thiede, E. J. Wenstrom

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Saturday, August 21
Room 103