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Saturday, April 25 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
[LEGACY] Sub/Urban Folklore and Online Mythology

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A pair of twelve-year-old girls stab a friend as a sacrifice to a meme. A man tries to liberate children that a conspiracy theory tells him are held in a restaurant’s non-existent basement. Urban legends get taken as fact, fictitious online posts sway voters, while crytozoology and conspiracy theory inform works of fiction.

Online and sub/urban lore are the new Brothers Grimm, and it’s clear that the processes that produce folklore and religion have not stopped. What are the roots, benefits, and dangers of sub/urban and online lore? And how can the products of modern folklore enrich science fiction and fantasy?

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JD DeLuzio

JD DeLuzio grew up in northern Ontario and now lives midway between Detroit and Toronto with his wife, Nancy. His novel, "The Con" appeared to positive reviews in late November 2020 (Brain Lag). He has previously published short fiction and non-fiction, and "Live Nude Aliens and Other... Read More →

Saturday April 25, 2020 8:00pm - 8:50pm EDT
Algonquin A Located on the Westin Main Floor

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