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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
The Long And Short Of It

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The Fantasy genre has typically produced epic length novels, while the SciFi genre has both long novels and shorts in magazines or anthologies. Why does SciFi lend itself to both lengths and Fantasy doesn’t? What are the attractions, pros, and cons of both lengths? As more people read in snatches of time on mobile devices, could the shorter length become more popular, why or why not?


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John Hartness

Literary Guest
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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Rebecca Ledford

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Rebecca Ledford is the Manager of Phase 5 Publishing, LLC, a small publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and horror based in Western North Carolina. After graduating UNCA with a BA in psychology, she worked at a photo/graphics store, the Mössbauer Effect Data Center as a publication assistant, and a law firm in Asheville. In her limited spare time, she enjoys making things (all sorts of things), listening to music, indulging in photography... Read More →
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Steven S. Long

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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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Thomas A. Mays

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Thomas A. Mays (Tom) is a 19-years-and-counting veteran of the US Navy, working as an officer in the surface fleet aboard destroyers and amphibious ships, as well as teaching and assisting with research into electromagnetic weapons and ballistic missile defense. He has two degrees in Applied Physics, but his passion is writing (he tries not to let what he actually knows get in the way of telling a good story). A SWORD INTO DARKNESS is his first... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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