Worldbuilding: The Devil's in the Details

Worldbuilding: The Devil's in the Details



31 Oct, Sat 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM



Festival Pass Event



This session is in English


Wayne Rée


When crafting a fictional universe, it's the details and little moments that breathe life into the story. Using their works and other worlds, these writers delve into their favourite elements that provide nuance and depth for the reader. They get into the nitty-gritty of striking a balance with plot and characterisation as well as the architecture of their fictional world.

This is a live session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay. This session will include a live Q&A.


Jason Erik Lundberg

USA – Singapore

Jason Erik Lundberg was born in New York, grew up in North Carolina, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. He is the author and anthologist of 25 books, including A Fickle and Restless Weapon (2020), Most Excellent and Lamentable (2019), Diary of One Who Disappeared (2019), the Bo Bo and Cha Cha picture book series (2012–2015), and the biennial Best New Singaporean Short Stories anthology series (est. 2013).

Photo Credit: Mindy Tan Photography

Meihan Boey


Meihan is the author of the sci-fi romp The Messiah Virus, a space opera set in an all-Asian, mostly female, wildly improbable universe. She is Vice President of the Association of Comic Artists of Singapore and was most recently a writer for The Once & Marvellous DKD, a graphic novel about Singaporean musicians in the Vietnam War. She has published short stories with Deadlight Publishing, Monsoon Books, Fairlight UK, among others. She was a professional bookseller Kinokuniya and Prologue, and has been training to go Super Saiyan for 20 years.

Amie Kaufman


Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction including the Other Side of the Sky duology, The Starbound Trilogy, The Unearthed duology and The Elementals Trilogy. Together, they have taken home multiple Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, a Gold Inky, made multiple best-of lists and been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Her work is slated for publication in over 30 countries and is in development for film and TV.

Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law, and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, daughter and rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.

Photo Credit: Christopher Tovo

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