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July 10-12, 2015
Radisson Hotel, High Point, NC 

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Friday, July 10 • 10:00pm - 10:50pm
50 Years Of Dune

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This year is the 50th anniversary of the publication of DUNE. What's made that work so enduring and important? What impact has it had on the rest of SF/Fantasy?


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Steven S. Long

Gaming Guest
Steven S. Long’s been involved in the gaming industry for twenty years, during which time he’s written, co-written, edited, or developed approximately 200 books and won numerous industry awards. Besides freelancing for lots of RPG companies, such as White Wolf Game Studios and Pinnacle Entertainment Group, he’s held full-time jobs with Last Unicorn Games, Wizards of the Coast, and Decipher. In 2001 he became part owner of DOJ... Read More →

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Jim Beall

Science Guest
Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for over 50, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer. His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of Admiral Rickover’s infamous interviews, aboard USS Long Beach (CGN-9). Experience after the USN includes design, construction, inspection, enforcement, and assessment with a... 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 →

Chris Oakley

Panelist, Oakley's Used Books
For almost 20 years, Chris Oakley has owned Oakley’s Gently Used Books, a used book shop with a specialty in science fiction and fantasy (over 6,000 titles) in downtown Charlottesville, VA. She is a pre-press journeyman and, for more than 20 years, she published independent and literary magazines now housed in the University of Delaware’s Special Collections.
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Michael D. Pederson

Fan Guest
Michael D. Pederson is the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for NTH DEGREE. Mike began his career as a writer/publisher in 1988 when his SF short story, “Dust Storm,” won first place in a local writing contest. In the 1990s, he wrote and published the RAVEN comic book series (with artist Robert Quill) and edited and published Scene, a Virginia-based entertainment magazine. | In 2001, Mike was part of the “Best in... Read More →

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Provincial B

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