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The work of groundbreaking author Jewelle Gomez exemplifies how the genres of horror, science fiction, and speculative fiction can offer world-building opportunities for Queer, 2Spirit, and Trans people to dream up futures that include their lives and community. Gomez states: “A primary lesson the vampire hero learns in my novel, The Gilda Stories, is that “in giving others dreams she recaptures her own.” For her keynote talk, Gomez will be discussing her work along with case study examples of horror-genre LGBTQ+ films that encapsulate the themes of community, world-building, feminism, and of course, visualization of Queer futures. As Gomez’s written work has demonstrated throughout the years: “The Queer community has modeled (even if flawed) how we learn to recognize each other’s humanity and create dreams. It’s that recognition and celebration which will make our best futures and our best creative expressions.”