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

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Saturday, July 11 • 7:00pm - 7:50pm
The Location Next Door

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Have you ever used a favorite place in a story? Would it be easier to write a real setting? Or harder? How would you research it? How true to the place do you have to be? Could there be problems with describing the real setting too literally or taking too many liberties with it or its culture or people? What local or regional settings have you used or would you like to use in future speculative fiction?        

 


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Paula Jordan

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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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John Hartness

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John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the author of THE BLACK KNIGHT CHRONICLES from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy series that answers the eternal question “Why aren’t there more fat vampires?” He is also the creator of the comic horror Bubba the Monster Hunter series, and the... Read More →
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Debra Killeen

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Debra Killeen is the author of the award-winning fantasy series, “The Myrridian Cycle.” The first volume of her new series, “Unholy War” is forthcoming from Double Dragon Publishing. | | Debra resides in the Asheville area of North Carolina, where she shares a home with her sister, the author Diana Bastine, and two exceptional cats – Finn and Osiris. | | More information is available at Debra’s... Read More →
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Misty Massey

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Misty Massey is the author of MAD KESTREL, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas from Tor Books, and KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (available for the Kindle.)  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD WILD WEST anthology from Espec Books and a founding member of Magical Words, the well-known blog for and about writers (magicalwords.net).  When she's not writing, Misty studies... Read More →
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Karen McCullough

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Karen McCullough’s wide-ranging imagination makes her incapable of sticking to one genre for her storytelling. As a result, she’s the author of more than a dozen published novels and novellas, which span the mystery, fantasy, paranormal, and romantic suspense genres. A former computer programmer who made a career change into being an editor with an international trade publishing company for many years, she now runs her own web... 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 →


Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Provincial A-B

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