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

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Friday, July 10 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
What Made Spock So Essential To Star Trek?

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The character of Spock connected in many ways with fans around the world.  What is it about the character and his relationships with others that helped define generations of Star Trek fans?

 


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Randy Richards

Dungeons & Dragons / Fantasy Author, Spellbinder Games
Randy Richards originally hails from Chalmette, Louisiana, the actual location of the "Battle of New Orleans". He currently lives in the South, where he runs a photography business and writes professionally. | | Randy Richards has been playing Dungeons & Dragons since the late 70s, but started in earnest in the early 80s. "In the 1980s," Richards says, "we had the Basic D&D boxed game in our Gifted & Talented class, and I used to... Read More →

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Matthew Foster

Science Guest
Matthew Foster Ph.D. transited from a budding physicist into rebellious operations research scientist. He has journeyed from the high desert of Los Alamos, NM, through the picturesque views of Bagram, Afghanistan, and ending at shores of Hampton Roads, VA. In 2008, Matthew semiofficially retired as a physicist and joined a military think tank.  | | He hosts quarkytrons.com, blogging science back into fiction. Quarky Trons assists... Read More →
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Ron Garner

Literary Guest
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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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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Nicole Givens Kurtz

Literary Guest
Nicole Givens Kurtz is the author of the science fiction/cyberpunk, Cybil Lewis, series. Her novels have been named as finalist in the 2006 Fresh Voices in Science Fiction, EPPIE finalists in Science fiction, and DREAM REALM AWARDS Finalist in science fiction. She's a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA). | | Her short stories have appeared in such noted publications as CROSSED GENRES, TALES OF THE TALISMAN, and anthologies... Read More →



Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Queen Anne - Salon B,C,D
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