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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
Writers’ Roundtable

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This will be an open discussion among our literary guests about everything related to writing. This is the place to ask all those burning questions that you have. What they find to be the most difficult aspect of writing, why they derive joy out of this craft, and how they think the future of writing will evolve.


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Jonathan French

Literary Guest
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 →

Guests
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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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Chris Kennedy

Self-Publishing Guru, Chris Kennedy Publishing
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft, an elementary school principal and an instructional systems designer for the Navy. Chris is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Chris’ full length novels include the Occupied Seattle... Read More →
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Darin Kennedy

Literary Guest
Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in 2003 in the sands of northern Iraq. | | His debut novel, THE MUSSORGSKY RIDDLE, was born from a fusion of two of his lifelong loves: classical music... Read More →
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Emily Lavin Leverett

Literary Guest
Emily Lavin Leverett is a fantasy, sci-fi, and horror writer from North Carolina. Her works have appeared in FLASH FICTION ONLINE and DRAFTHORSE: A JOURNAL OF WORK AND NO WORK, and will appear in Summer 2015 in ATHENA’S DAUGHTERS II from Silence in the Library. She also edits, with short story collections including THE BIG BAD: AN ANTHOLOGY OF EVIL and BIG BAD II with John Hartness, from Dark Oak Press.  When not writing or editing... Read More →
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Misty Massey

Literary Guest
Misty Massey is the author of MAD KESTREL, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas from Tor Books, and KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (available for the Kindle.)  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD WILD WEST anthology from Espec Books and a founding member of Magical Words, the well-known blog for and about writers (magicalwords.net).  When she's not writing, Misty studies... Read More →
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Michael Stackpole

Writer Guest of Honor
Michael A. Stackpole is an award-winning writer, editor, podcaster, game designer, computer game designer, graphic novelist, and screenwriter. He's best known for his New York Times bestselling novels Rogue Squadron and I, Jedi, both written in the Star Wars® universe. His most recent novel is Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, in the World of Warcraft® universe.  | | www.michaelastackpole.com


Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Queen Anne - Salon B,C,D

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