Yeonsoo Julian Kim is a game designer and cultural consultant who designs tabletop RPGs, LARPs, card games, and writes interactive fiction. Some of their games include the interactive horror novel The Fog Knows Your Name published by Choice of Games, and the card game Battle of the Boybands published by Game and a Curry. Other games they have contributed to include Kids on Bikes, Teens in Space, Magical Kitties Save the Day, Mutants and Masterminds, and they are currently working on Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game. Their game about using food metaphors to talk about BDSM in secret, Pass the Sugar, Please, can be found in Honey & Hot Wax: An Anthology of Erotic Art Games.
We would like stories that are joyous, horrific, hopeful, despondent, powerful and subtle. Write something that will take our breath away, make us yell and cry. Write unapologetically in your local patois and basilects in space; make references to local events and memes to your heart’s content. Write something that makes you laugh and cry. Indulge in all the hallmarks of your heritage that you find yourself yearning for in speculative literature, but know that we will not judge you based on your authenticity as a Southeast Asian.
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