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BSFS brings in professional writers and editors for panel discussions and speaking engagements a few times a year.

Diversity in Genre

Pictured from left, Sherin Nicole, Aliza Greenblatt, Day Al-Mohamed, Sarah Pinsker, Jason Harris, and P. Djeli Clark discussed "Diversity in Genre" during a roundtable on August 23.

The State of Short Fiction
Editors Scott H. Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies), Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld), Jonathan Landen (Daily Science Fiction), Bill Campbell (Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism), Norm Sherman (Drabblecast, EscapePod), and writer Erica Satifka (Clarkesworld, Ideomancer) discussed the state of short genre fiction on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The panel was moderated by Sarah Pinsker.

(There is a skip at the 1 hr 28 minute mark. This video is about 95% of the roundtable, the camera's batteries died before the last two questions.)

From Slush to Sale: Behind the Scenes at Science Fiction Magazines
Sarah Pinsker led a round table discussion with Scott H. Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies), Damien Walters Grintalis (Electric Velocipede), Rahul Kanakia (formerly of Strange Horizons), and Leslie Connors (Apex Magazine) on February 23, 2013.

The Heroine in Science Fiction


Colleen Cahill (Recommending Officer for Science Fiction for the Library of Congress), and authors Jagi Lamplighter, Brenda Clough, Jeri Smith-Ready, and Morgan Keyes discussed the presentation of women in science fiction and fantasy on Oct. 27, 2012.

And So It Goes

Charles Shields discussed his biography "And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life" on February 25, 2012.

TJ Perkins, December 10, 2011.

Romance and Science Fiction

Catherine Asaro spoke about romance in science fiction on March 26, 2011.

Philippa Ballantine, January 8, 2011.

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