Our publisher, Android Press, has announced it’s first annual Utopia Awards & Climate Fiction Conference, #CliFiCon22.
Confirmed panelists, moderators, and workshop facilitators so far include:
Starhawk, Keisha Howard, Tory Stephens, Sarena Ulibarri, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Michael J. DeLuca, Sim Kern, Shane Burley, Abrianna Tuller, Ai Jiang, J.D. Harlock, Phobe Wagner, Rob Cameron, Brianna Castagnozzi, Nina Munteanu, Oyedotun Damilola, Renan Bernardo, and more to come!
The virtual conference will take place on Saturday October 1, 2022 and has planned panels and workshops including but not limited to:
- Solarpunk: Radical Futures, Utopianism, and Climate Fiction
- Black and African Climate Fiction
- Climate as Setting and Plot Device
- Hear Our Voice: Centering Marginalized Communities in Climate Fiction
- Fighting Fascism with Climate Fiction
- Afrofuturism, Amazofuturism, and Climate Fiction
- Personification and Nature as Character
- Activism, Spirituality, and Climate Fiction
The shortlist for the various award categories will be available in May. Voting on the shortlist will take place later in the summer, and will be open to the public.