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

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Friday, July 10 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Fan Expectations To Media Adaptations And Tie-Ins

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From Star Wars to the Marvel Universe, fans can get vocal about our feelings. Are we entitled to our say, or just entitled?


Moderators
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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 →

Guests
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Tom Hutchens

Costuming Guest
In 2007 Tom founded the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club here, with NC’s “Talon Clan” being the organization’s first chapter.  Years of hard work would gain the club recognition by Lucasfilm LTD. as the “Elite Mandalorian Costume Organization”.  Tom has lent his knowledge of Mandalorian character, armor, and culture to help collaborate on various Star Wars books, as well as being a writer for... Read More →
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Albin Johnson

Fan Guest of Honor
In 1997, Albin Johnson created the 501st Legion, an Internet-based group for Star Wars costumers describing itself as Darth Vader's elite Imperial unit, "Vader's Fist." In 17 years, Albin helped grow the group to over 10,000 members worldwide in over 48 countries. The 501st has appeared in Star Wars novels, games, comics, toys, cartoons, and even Episode III. Following the loss of his daughter, Katie, to cancer in 2005, Albin and the R2... Read More →
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Carl Kesner

Fan Guest
Carl Kesner is a grumpy ol’ git and all around irascible curmudgeon. He spends his days pining for fjords and watching B-grade movies on his flat screen TV. Carl is a military brat who, by life example, underscores the truth found in the adage that says “you can take the military out of the brat, and you are left with a brat.” He lives in Virginia with his wife, Barbara (a woman on the Chesapeake Bay Seagulls’ Ten... Read More →
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Ken Krahl

Podcasting Guest, Figures Sold Separately
Geniuses, billionaire, playboy philanthropist of the group, I’m a polysyllabic proponent of the Oxford comma. I founded a geeky website/event community with my friends back in 2011, because geeks do awesome things when we’re all different together. I can sometimes be found directing a convention in Asheville and other Multiverse endeavors. I’m @MultiverseAVL on Twitter, but you can call me Ken.
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Margaret S. McGraw

Literary Guest
Margaret S. McGraw is co-editor, with Misty Massey and Emily Leverett, of The Weird Wild West, an anthology of short stories about the wildest West that never was, published by eSpec Books in 2015. Their next anthology, Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier, will be published by Falstaff Books in 2017. Margaret writes fantasy and science fiction; blogs about prompt-writing, con reviews, and book reviews at WritersSpark.com; and edits... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Provincial A

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