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North America: New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Juneau, Honolulu
South America: Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogota
Europe: London, Athens, Paris, Helsinki, Tallinn, Moscow
Africa: Tunis, Johannesburg, Cairo, Addis Ababa
Asia: Kamchatka, Kolkata, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Jakarta, Manila, Amman
Australia/Pacific: Sydney, Perth, Auckland

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Saturday, May 16 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Effective Story Openings

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My name is... Once upon a time... It was a dark and stormy night... En media res...? Whether you're writing short pieces or hefty novels, you want to hook readers from the very beginning. Accomplished authors share their favorite first lines, ideas, and approaches to starting a story.

Moderators
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Mur Lafferty

Writer
Mur Lafferty is a Hugo-award winning podcaster, a Hugo and Nebula award nominated writer, and co-editor of the first science fiction podcast, Escape Pod. She streams gaming and live podcasts on Twitch.

Speakers
avatar for K. Tempest Bradford

K. Tempest Bradford

K. Tempest Bradford is a science fiction and fantasy writer, writing instructor, media critic, reviewer, and podcaster. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines including Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Sunspot Jungle, In the Shadow of the Towers, and many more. She’s the... Read More →
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Elsa Sjunneson

Attendee
Hugo, BFA and Aurora award winning editor Elsa Sjunneson is a Deafblind hurricane in a vintage dress. Her written work has appeared in CNN Opinion, Uncanny Magazine, Women of Marvel #1, and many other projects and venues. Being Seen, her debut memoir on media and disability releases... Read More →
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Suzanne Vincent

Suzanne Vincent serves as Editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online Magazine, one of the most outstanding and enduring markets for flash fiction on the web, where stories of few words speak volumes. In her spare time she teaches piano lessons, maintains a large vegetable garden, and... Read More →
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Wendy Nikel

Editor-in-Chief, Flash Fiction Online
Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author whose short stories can be found in Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nature: Futures, Podcastle, and various anthologies and e-zines. She is editor-in-chief at Flash Fiction Online and a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America... Read More →


Saturday May 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Porthos Stream