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

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Sunday, July 12 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Writing The Other

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Writing the opposite gender, sexual identity as well as touching disabilities, race and other aspects of humanity?  How do you write characters with these aspects respectfully yet honestly? If lack of real life experience is the proposed reason, then why could that same author write a strong vampire or wizard character?


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Alicia McCalla

Literary Guest
Alicia McCalla writes for both new adults and adults with her brand of multicultural urban fantasy, paranormal, romance, and horror. Her stories always include strong women heroines who fight back, sometimes to the death. Alicia is an activist in the movement towards diversifying Science fiction and Fantasy (#diversityinSFF). She created the first "State of Black Science Fiction 2012" blog tour, is an active member in the State of Black... Read More →

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Paula Jordan

Literary Guest
Paula S. Jordan is the author of three ANALOG stories, including “Vooorh,” a novelette, (Jul/Aug 2014.) That story and her previous ANALOG entry, “Two Look At Two” (April 2011,) are adaptations from two present-day alien-contact novels in progress. Her first professional publication, “The Gift of Unbinding” (May, 2001), also appeared in ANALOG. She is now at work on more short stories as well as the novels. She blogs regularly at... Read More →
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Nicole Givens Kurtz

Literary Guest
Nicole Givens Kurtz is the author of the science fiction/cyberpunk, Cybil Lewis, series. Her novels have been named as finalist in the 2006 Fresh Voices in Science Fiction, EPPIE finalists in Science fiction, and DREAM REALM AWARDS Finalist in science fiction. She's a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA). | | Her short stories have appeared in such noted publications as CROSSED GENRES, TALES OF THE TALISMAN, and anthologies... Read More →
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Emily Lavin Leverett

Literary Guest
Emily Lavin Leverett is a fantasy, sci-fi, and horror writer from North Carolina. Her works have appeared in FLASH FICTION ONLINE and DRAFTHORSE: A JOURNAL OF WORK AND NO WORK, and will appear in Summer 2015 in ATHENA’S DAUGHTERS II from Silence in the Library. She also edits, with short story collections including THE BIG BAD: AN ANTHOLOGY OF EVIL and BIG BAD II with John Hartness, from Dark Oak Press.  When not writing or editing... Read More →
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Stephen Mark Rainey

Literary Guest
Stephen Mark Rainey is author of the novels THE MONARCHS, BLUE DEVIL ISLAND, BALAK, THE LEBO COVEN, DARK SHADOWS: DREAMS OF THE DARK (with Elizabeth Massie), and THE NIGHTMARE FRONTIER; the short story collections FUGUE DEVIL & OTHER WEIRD HORRORS, THE LAST TRUMPET, LEGENDS OF THE NIGHT, OTHER GODS, and THE GAKI & OTHER HUNGRY SPIRITS; the scripts for three DARK SHADOWS audio dramas (THE PATH OF FATE, CURSE OF THE PHARAOH, and BLOOD... Read More →
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Randy Richards

Dungeons & Dragons / Fantasy Author, Spellbinder Games
Randy Richards originally hails from Chalmette, Louisiana, the actual location of the "Battle of New Orleans". He currently lives in the South, where he runs a photography business and writes professionally. | | Randy Richards has been playing Dungeons & Dragons since the late 70s, but started in earnest in the early 80s. "In the 1980s," Richards says, "we had the Basic D&D boxed game in our Gifted & Talented class, and I used to... Read More →
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Edmund R. Schubert

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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 →


Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
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