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

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Sunday, July 12 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
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The panelists discuss comics and superheroes that push boundaries, break new ground, include more people and turn tropes upside down.


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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 →

Guests
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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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James Maxey

Literary Guest
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 →
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Travis Surber

Artist Guest
Travis Surber is a self taught artist from Bassett,Va. From 2009 until 2014 he was the creator of the webcomic Hainted Holler which ran for over 800 strips. The gag-a-day strip centered around a group of Southern geeks and the weirdness they found in the small town they called home. After the strip ended Travis took several months off to focus on family and his day job. In January 2015 he launched All Purpose Nemesis, a site devoted to his new... Read More →
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Michael G. Williams

Writer, gamer, athlete, LGBTQ activist & advocate. | | Michael G. Williams writes wry suburban horror: stories of monsters, macabre humor and the deceptively picturesque. He is the author of the novels PERISHABLES (2012 Laine Cunningham Novel Award), TOOTH & NAIL, DEAL WITH THE DEVIL, and the forthcoming ATTEMPTED IMMORTALITY. Michael is on the development team for WRAITH: THE OBLIVION 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and co-creator of the... Read More →


Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Provincial A

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