Stefan Ekman har doktorerat vid Lunds universitet med en avhandling om fantasylitteratur, har även arbetat som översättare och är ansvarig för fantasysektionen inom The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA).
Tom Crosshill (PJ), Aliette de Bodard, Stefan Ekman, Markku Soikkeli
A common school of thought holds that SF should explore real-world problems using SFnal devices as metaphors. What are the strengths of this approach? Does this approach limit SF as a genre? What are some other purposes of good SF?
Merja Polvinen (PJ), Stefan Ekman, Fionna O’Sullivan, Tommy Persson
This panel will share experiences of different kinds of reading practices. We will talk about actual physical situations of reading, the sensory and emotional experiences of reading, the attitudes called for by different kinds of genres and what happens when we read against the grain, as well as the underlying reasons for why such diverse practices and experiences might exist.