FIYAHCON is a virtual convention centering the perspectives and celebrating the contributions of BIPOC in speculative fiction. Hosted by FIYAH Literary Magazine. The inaugural event will take place on October 17-18, 2020 and will host a variety of entertaining and educational content surrounding the business, craft, and community of speculative literature.
Thank you to FIYACON, Vida Cruz and Iora Kusano for inviting me to be a panelist on these two panels:
Running A Genre Magazine – Friday 10/16 10:00pm EDT with Eliana González Ugarte • Terrie Hashimoto • Salik Shah • Victor Fernando R. Ocampo (Moderator)
To many writers, the inner workings of magazines are utterly opaque. Our panel of editors can give you insight into what things look like on their side of the desk: financial legal considerations, unexpected challenges, how to best promote authors’ work. This panel is great for any author who wants to see how a magazine is made, especially if they’re considering starting a magazine of their own!
Finding and Getting Involved in Your Local SFF Scene – Friday 10/16 11:00pm EDT with Kate Osias • Yasser Bahjatt • Gabriela Lee • Ted Mahsun • Salik Shah
When you live outside the Anglosphere, it can be hard to find your local markets—if they exist at all. Panelists from the Middle East Southeast Asia will share how they connected with their communities, offer suggestions for finding building community wherever you are.
This morning was fun and insightful!
Many thanks to Kate, Yasser, @rikka_zine, @ilaimarie, @sundialgirl, @tedmahsun and @VictorOcampo!
Grateful to the #FiyahCon team for this opportunity! @fiyahlitmag @IoriKusano @laviecestmoi #WorldSF #Genre #Community #Diversity #Futures pic.twitter.com/VyIjVwYjQQ
— Salik Shah (@salik) October 17, 2020