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Mark Oshiro

He/Him/His or They/Them/Theirs

Author
Anger is a Gift
Participates in 11 items
Mark Oshiro is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where they analyze book and TV series. Anger is a Gift is their debut YA novel. It was honored with the 2019 Schneider Family Book Award for Best Teen Book and is a 31st Annual Lammy Awards finalist in the LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult category.

Sessions in which Mark Oshiro participates

Friday 11 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

What does it take to write a baddie that readers love to hate? How about a complex, flawed antagonist that'll spark debate for years to come (*cough* Snape *cough*)? What if your villain isn't a person at all? We'll discuss the ins and outs of writing compelling antagonists across multiple genres. 

11:30 AM
11:30 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Fan spaces have long provided budding creatives with opportunities to practice, whether that be through fanfiction, fanart, blogging, or YouTube videos. Join us for a conversation on what it's like to make the leap from fan works to traditional publishing and how our authors' time in fandom shapes their writing.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM EDT - 1:45 PM EDT | 1 hour
Fandom

Did you think we'd let LeakyCon 10! start without a look back at the last decade of magic? 

2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

What does a story need to be satisfying in fewer pages? How is having a piece in an anthology different from publishing a novel? In this session, we'll examine the joys and challenges specific to writing short stories.

3:30 PM
3:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information. Reserve your free ticket here.

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Is there something you've always wanted to know about publishing a book? Now's your chance to hear the truth directly from our guest authors.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The "Harry Potter Generation" has grown up and some of its members are now adults creating stories of their own. We'll discuss how our love of Harry Potter inspired our writing and continues to influence our storytelling to this day.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information. Reserve your free ticket here.

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:45 AM
10:45 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Follow this link for instructions and more information. Reserve your free ticket here.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Not all bodies are treated the same way, in life or in literature. Race, sex, gender, ability, and size all play into the way characters are written and perceived. In this session, our panelists will discuss how they handle this in their work, what they'd like to see more of, and how YA as a genre is depicting diverse bodies.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM EDT - 4:15 PM EDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

It's not hard to find a character in the Harry Potter universe who struggles with their identity and how it impacts their standing in the wizarding world. Often this identity is depicted through the lens of blood status, and it's rare that the characters discuss how the intersectionality between race and other identities shape people in the wizarding world. How does the intersectionality between race and other identities shape people in the fandom?