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

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Saturday, July 11 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Improving Cultural Diversity In SF

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From cons to stories to TV and Film, how do we as fans reach out to different races, cultures and make them more welcome and more obvious in SF.           

 


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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 →

Guests
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Laura Haywood-Cory

Literary Guest
Laura Haywood-Cory has been some flavor of editor or proofreader since her first job after college, which was proofreading yellow page listings for a phone book company. | | She's been involved in science fiction fandom since the mid-1980s. She has managed two different sf conventions, co-founded a local sf club, and participated in an APA (amateur press association) -- the Southern Fandom Press Alliance – for four years. | | In 2008, her... 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 →
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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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Alicia McCalla

Literary Guest
Alicia McCalla writes for both new adults and adults with her brand of multicultural urban fantasy, paranormal, romance, and horror. Her stories always include strong women heroines who fight back, sometimes to the death. Alicia is an activist in the movement towards diversifying Science fiction and Fantasy (#diversityinSFF). She created the first "State of Black Science Fiction 2012" blog tour, is an active member in the State of Black... Read More →
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Jay Posey

Gaming Guest
Jay Posey is an author and game designer who has been writing professionally for over a decade. He’s the author of the best-selling Legends of the Duskwalker series, including THREE and MORNINGSIDE FALL.  | | Currently Senior Narrative Designer at Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment, Jay has spent the past ten years contributing games such as the Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six franchises, as well as a number of other Top Secret Projects... Read More →
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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 →


Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Provincial A-B

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