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July 10-12, 2015
Radisson Hotel, High Point, NC 
www.con-gregate.com 

Additional scheduling information (reg hours, gaming information, dealer room, authors alley, consuite and area food map) can be found HERE.
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Saturday, July 11 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Awards Ceremony

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Join as we present several local Awards:  the Cornerstone Award for Fandom in the Carolinas and the Manly Wade Wellman Award for SF in the Carolinas.

The Cornerstone Award is an annual honor presented by a group of fans from the Carolinas known as the Singularity Effect, dedicated to acknowledging other fans’ contributions. To be eligible for the award, the fan must have been involved in promoting/helping fandom in the Carolinas (North and/or South) in some way for at least ten years. The award is named after a brick that was saved during the demolition of a High Point, NC hotel that hosted multiple conventions over a number of years.

The Manley Wade Wellman Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy was founded in December 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2014 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiCon, ConCarolinas, ConTemporal, and ConGregate), will cover novels published in 2013. Nominations will open at illogiCon in January ahead of a final voting round, with the award being presented at ConGregate in July. The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

Nominees: 

  • The Sea Without a Shore by David Drake (Baen)
  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson (Audible)
  • Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • Reign of Ash by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit)
  • Bad Wizard by James Maxey (Antimatter Press)

Also attending: Samuel Montgomery-Blinn 


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Laura Haywood-Cory

Literary Guest
Laura Haywood-Cory has been some flavor of editor or proofreader since her first job after college, which was proofreading yellow page listings for a phone book company. | | She's been involved in science fiction fandom since the mid-1980s. She has managed two different sf conventions, co-founded a local sf club, and participated in an APA (amateur press association) -- the Southern Fandom Press Alliance – for four years. | | In 2008, her... Read More →

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Gail Z. Martin

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Gail Z. Martin is the author of IRON AND BLOOD: THE JAKE DESMET ADVENTURES a new Steampunk series (July 2015, Solaris Books) co-authored with her husband, Larry N. Martin, as well as WAR OF SHADOWS (Orbit Books, April 2015) and the DEADLY CURIOSITIES new urban fantasy series (new book November 2015 Solaris Books), set in Charleston, SC. She is also author of ICE FORGED and REIGN OF ASH in The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga.  Gail is the author of... Read More →
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James Maxey

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James Maxey’s mother warned him if he read too many comic books they’d warp his mind. She was right. Now an adult who can’t stop daydreaming, James is unsuited for decent work and ekes out a pittance writing down demented fantasies about masked women, fiery dragons, and monkeys. Oh god, so many monkeys.  | | In an effort to figure out how Superman could fly, James read books by Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould and... Read More →



Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Queen Anne - Salon B,C,D

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