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

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Saturday, July 11 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Live Action Slush Pile

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Here’s how this works: submit the first page of a story or book. One page only. The Magical Words crew then has their reader read each one out loud, and as he reads they listen until they hear something that would make them stop reading if they were editors. At that point they put up a hand. When all three have hands up, the reader stops reading and there is a discussion of what was heard. People can own up to their samples or keep them anonymous.

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John Hartness

Literary Guest
John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the author of THE BLACK KNIGHT CHRONICLES from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy series that answers the eternal question “Why aren’t there more fat vampires?” He is also the creator of the comic horror Bubba the Monster Hunter series, and the... Read More →
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Gail Z. Martin

Literary Guest
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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Misty Massey

Literary Guest
Misty Massey is the author of MAD KESTREL, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas from Tor Books, and KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (available for the Kindle.)  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD WILD WEST anthology from Espec Books and a founding member of Magical Words, the well-known blog for and about writers (magicalwords.net).  When she's not writing, Misty studies... Read More →
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Edmund R. Schubert

Literary Guest
Edmund R. Schubert is the author the novel, Dreaming Creek, and some 40+ short stories, about half of which are in his collection, The Trouble with Eating Clouds. Most recent publications include the short stories “A Little Trouble Dying” in IGMS  and “Feels Like Justice To Me” in the anthology Big Bad 2. He's held a variety of editorial positions, currently serving his eighth year as... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Provincial A-B

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