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

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Friday, July 10 • 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Music And Art In SF And Fantasy

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From Hildebrandt to Eggleton, from Williams to Queen, how has music and art influenced our understanding and enjoyment of SF&F? What makes music or art look and feel futuristic? Does the definition change as contemporary music and art changes? If the several decades old music and art in Star Wars wasn’t considered so iconic, would it still be considered futuristic?


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Darin Kennedy

Literary Guest
Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in 2003 in the sands of northern Iraq. | | His debut novel, THE MUSSORGSKY RIDDLE, was born from a fusion of two of his lifelong loves: classical music... Read More →

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Carl Kesner

Fan Guest
Carl Kesner is a grumpy ol’ git and all around irascible curmudgeon. He spends his days pining for fjords and watching B-grade movies on his flat screen TV. Carl is a military brat who, by life example, underscores the truth found in the adage that says “you can take the military out of the brat, and you are left with a brat.” He lives in Virginia with his wife, Barbara (a woman on the Chesapeake Bay Seagulls’ Ten... Read More →
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Mark MacDicken

Performing Artist
Professional entertainer for over 30 years, Mark MacDicken performs comedy magic as the eccentric wizard “Flabbergast.” As well as being an accomplished actor and comedy magician, Mark is also a top-notch puppeteer and balloon sculptor. Formerly known as Spiffy the Clown, he has performed at hundreds of family celebrations, as well as theme parks, fairs and festivals, company picnics, summer recreation programs, mall events, and on... Read More →
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Tedd Roberts

Science Guest
Tedd Roberts is the pseudonym of a neuroscience researcher whose interest in public education and brain awareness has led him to write science fact and fiction with the goal of accurate, yet enjoyable brain science. His professional research has gained recent international attention for the development of a specialized "neural prosthetic" with the eventual goal of restoring human memory function by bridging damaged brain areas and reconnecting... Read More →
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Darcy Wold

Literary Guest
Darcy Wold was raised in the realm of science fiction conventions, and has never, to her knowledge, been mistaken for normal (a fact of which she is rather proud). She paints and draws vibrant abstracts and fantasy 'scapes, and has a growing smattering of clinical knowledge and copyright law from her day job as a technical writer for data standards. Darcy is also a regular panelist on Allen Wold's Writer's Workshop, where she represents that... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:00pm - 10:50pm
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