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

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Friday, July 10 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Essential Superheroics

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Given the explosion of superheroes in movies, TV, graphic novels and comics over the last ten years, can we get the room to agree on the top ten superhero media experiences that are absolutely essential?


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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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Ron Garner

Literary Guest
Ron Garner is the CEO of Silence in the Library Publishing, a small press specializing in science fiction and fantasy and dedicated to changing the relationship between publishers, authors, and readers. He grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi, but spent thirteen years of his life moving around the country in various billets as an officer in the United States Marine Corps before becoming a publisher. He holds an undergraduate degree in... Read More →
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Kenneth Gentile

Literary Guest
Kenneth Gentile was born a crossfire hurricane... err, wait. | | No, not the rocket from another world... | | Nope, dad was not a fallen Jedi... | | Oh, here it is: Kenneth Gentile was born in Chester, PA (Just outside Philly), in the way-back days of rotary phones and black & white televisions, when "tweeting" was something a bird did, and your "social network" was the other kids that snuck out behind the garage to get out of an early... 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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Nicole Givens Kurtz

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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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Rhonda Oglesby

Co-host, Producer, Designer, GameOnGirl
Rhonda Oglesby is a writer, designer, and herder of ideas on the GameOnGirl web site. Through three years of interviews, writing, and speaking, she has become a student of how gender identity is portrayed and treated in the real and cyber life of the gaming community. Her articles on the site are deeply researched critical thinking about how to be a better geek citizen. She has dual degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Western... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Queen Anne - Salon B,C,D

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