My ConZealand/Worldcon schedule

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Science Fiction/Fantasy from the Chinese Diaspora Format: Panel

29 Jul 2020, Wednesday 11:00 – 11:50, Academic Programme (Programming)

Along with the language, the centuries-old Chinese diaspora¬†has produced science fiction/fantasy for decades. How does it differ; how is it influenced by its environment and mix with local cultures? It’s considered mainstream in some areas yet not in others. What myths echo from Chinese culture and how has it been made unique to the countries where the diaspora settled?


Kaffeeklatsch: Joyce Chng Format: Kaffeeklatsch

30 Jul 2020, Thursday 13:00 – 13:50, Kaffeklatch and Literary Beer Room (Programming)


Reading: Joyce Chng Format: Reading

31 Jul 2020, Friday 13:30 – 13:55, Reading Room 1 (Programming)


Chinese Short Fiction Format: Panel

1 Aug 2020, Saturday 18:00 – 18:50, Programme Room 3 (Webinar) (Programming)

Some of the most vibrant and creative genre short fiction out there is written the Chinese language(s).  What Chinese short fiction and which writers should you know better?


Speculative Poetry 2020 The Rhyme of the SF Mariner Format: Panel

2 Aug 2020, Sunday 11:00 – 11:50, Programme Room 4 (Webinar) (Programming)

What’s the state of play with science fiction, fantasy and horror poetry in 2020? And how much of a distinction is there between speculative poetry and poetry overall?

July updates!

So, Singapore has now entered Phase 2 of reopening safely and already the case count is growing. We are also going to have a General Election. So cue all the drama, mudslinging and finger-pointing. Plus it is also a trash fire on social media with the outing of abusers and harassers.
Gosh, we need integrity IN our industries/fields.
What’s in store for me in July:
1. I am still in limbo when it comes to cover and pub date for Fire Heart.
2. More writing, when I get over my burn-out.
3. Kidlit stuff.
Again, things might change with the fluidity of the pandemic. Please stay home, wear a mask, wash your hands. Physically distance yourself from people when you are outside.