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

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Saturday, July 11 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Death Of Characters: Story Progression Or Authorial Sadism? (ET)

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In the course of events, an author sometimes has to eliminate a character. At times, depending upon the character, this causes readers great distress. We will discuss why this has to happen and learn a little about the art, methodology, psychology, and science of character-killing. Through the course of the panel, we will also delve into the greatest deaths in the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, Narnia, and other novels that are near and dear to fans everywhere.             

 


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Jonathan French

Literary Guest
Jonathan French is the author of the Autumn’s Fall Saga, an epic fantasy series. His debut novel, THE EXILED HEIR, has been hailed as “…a combination of pen strokes that successfully resurrect the old world fantasy concepts of Beowulf, Prydain, Oz and Masters of the Universe.” His second book, THE ERRANTRY OF BANTAM FLYN, launched in July on the Kindle bestseller lists at #6 in Norse/Viking fantasy and #36 in... 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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Chris Kennedy

Self-Publishing Guru, Chris Kennedy Publishing
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft, an elementary school principal and an instructional systems designer for the Navy. Chris is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Chris’ full length novels include the Occupied Seattle... Read More →
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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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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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Michael Stackpole

Writer Guest of Honor
Michael A. Stackpole is an award-winning writer, editor, podcaster, game designer, computer game designer, graphic novelist, and screenwriter. He's best known for his New York Times bestselling novels Rogue Squadron and I, Jedi, both written in the Star Wars® universe. His most recent novel is Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, in the World of Warcraft® universe.  | | www.michaelastackpole.com


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Provincial A-B

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