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

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Friday, July 10 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Privilege: The Prince And The Pauper

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Race, class, gender, sexuality and economic assumptions in epic fantasy... who holds the power and who is powerless? Who has agency—the ability to move around freely and take action that makes a difference—and who doesn’t? Who is inside the system and who is outside of the status quo? How did some people outside the norm find ways around the status quo? Let’s talk about the assumptions we make reading/writing epic fantasy—the past was more interesting, varied and weird than you might think!

 


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Gail Z. Martin

Literary Guest
Gail Z. Martin is the author of IRON AND BLOOD: THE JAKE DESMET ADVENTURES a new Steampunk series (July 2015, Solaris Books) co-authored with her husband, Larry N. Martin, as well as WAR OF SHADOWS (Orbit Books, April 2015) and the DEADLY CURIOSITIES new urban fantasy series (new book November 2015 Solaris Books), set in Charleston, SC. She is also author of ICE FORGED and REIGN OF ASH in The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga.  Gail is the author of... Read More →

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Jonathan French

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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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Ron Garner

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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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Stephen J. Simmons

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Stephen J. Simmons started writing shortly after he retired from the Navy, primarily because his children had grown too old to listen to bedtime stories and the cats never laughed at the funny bits.  After he sold over a dozen flash-fiction stories to various online publishing venues only to see every one of them promptly go out of business after buying his work, he decided to try his hand at longer formats.  He has some short stories... Read More →
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Leona R. Wisoker

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Leona R. Wisoker writes a variety of speculative fiction, from experimental to horror, from fantasy to science fiction. She also loves to teach, edit (her own and other people’s work), read (mostly non-fiction these days), and tend to drink mass quantities of coffee. In her less-than abundant spare time, she is a wild garden warrior, an adventurous cook, and a champion catnapper, especially if sunbeams are available.


Friday July 10, 2015 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Provincial B

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