Queers Destroy Room!

Event date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 3:30pm



A Room of One's Own hosts queer science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors and editors in a celebration of the vitality of queer genre work, including Lightspeed's excellent Queers Destroy series!







About Gabby Reed: Gabby Reed is a queer Filipina-American writer who hails variously from Cavite, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She writes fiction, comics, and poetry, and her work has been represented in Beyond: A Queer Sci-Fi Comics Anthology, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed: Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Liminality and more. She probably tweets too much. Her Twitter is @gabbysilang.


About Lynne M. Thomas: Three-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas is the Co-Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Uncanny Magazine with her husband Michael Damian Thomas. The former Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine (2011-2013), she co-edited the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords, as well as Whedonistas and Chicks Dig Comics. She moderates the Hugo-Award winning SF Squeecast, a monthly SF/F podcast, and contributes to the Verity! Podcast. In her day job, she is the Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University, where she is responsible for the papers of over 75 SF/F authors. You can learn more about her shenanigans at lynnemthomas.com.

About Michael Damian Thomas: Michael Damian Thomas is the co-publisher and co-editor-in-chief of Uncanny Magazine with Lynne M. Thomas. He was a two-time Hugo Award finalist as the former Managing Editor of Apex Magazine (2012-2013), co-edited the Hugo-nominated Queers Dig Time Lords (Mad Norwegian Press, 2013) with Sigrid Ellis, and co-edited Glitter & Mayhem (Apex Publications, 2013), with John Klima and Lynne M. Thomas. He also has worked as an Associate Editor on numerous books at Mad Norwegian Press, including the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea, 2010) and Hugo Award-nominated Chicks Dig Comics (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis, 2012). Michael lives in DeKalb with his wife Lynne, their daughter Caitlin, and a cat named Marie. Caitlin has a rare congenital disorder called Aicardi syndrome, and Michael works as her primary caregiver. You can learn more about him at michaeldamianthomas.com.

About Nino Cipri: Nino Cipri is a queer and genderqueer writer living in Chicago. Nino is a graduate of the 2014 Clarion Writers’ Workshop, which they attended with the help of an Illinois Arts Council Professional Development grant. Their writing has been published or is forthcoming in Tor.com, Fireside Fiction, Betwixt, Daily Science Fiction, In The Fray, Autostraddle, and Gozamos. A multidisciplinary artist, Nino has also written plays, screenplays, and radio features; performed as a dancer, actor, and puppeteer; and worked as a backstage theater tech. You can learn more about them at ninocipri.com.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218