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

Additional scheduling information (reg hours, gaming information, dealer room, authors alley, consuite and area food map) can be found HERE.
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Friday, July 10 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm
E Komo Mai (Welcome!)

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This is the new version of our opening ceremonies. There will be door prizes and short speeches by some of the guests!

 “eh koh-moh my-ee” (means Welcome! in Hawaiian)


Moderators
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James Fulbright

Con Chair/President, ConGregate Productions
James Fulbright was introduced to AD&D by a friend in 1979. After joining his first gaming group, his friends convinced to start attending conventions like StellarCon and Hexacon. It wasn’t long before attending cons led him to start helping out with those cons, which, in turn, led to running StellarCon (which he did for far too long). Over the years, James has also helped out with RavenCon, was on the founding board of ConCarolinas... Read More →
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Allen Wold

Literary Guest
Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, where he began writing when he discovered an old portable typewriter in his back closet. He finished high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full time writer. In 1986, he became a full time father, writing when he could make the... Read More →

Guests
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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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Scott Rorie

Special Artist Guest
Scott Rorie is a free-lance artist from Cary, NC. Learning to draw at an early age, Scott won his first art show at 11 years old, when he won a school-wide art show. After studying art all through high school, he attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, majoring in Advertising Design. Although Scott works in many different media, his mainstay is the airbrush, which he taught himself to use.  Like many airbrush artists... 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
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Valentine Wolfe

Special Musical Guest
Valentine Wolfe is a Victorian Chamber Metal Duo consisting of Sarah (Vocals and Electronics) and Braxton (Double Bass and Electronics). By incorporating elements of Dark Cabaret and Dark Wave, the music blends many genres and influences together to create sounds that are aggressive and anachronistic. | | Valentine Wolfe features sultry and ethereal operatic vocals, electronically manipulated solo double bass and industrial dance beats. The... Read More →
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Timothy Zahn

Writer Guest of Honor
Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago in 1951 and grew up in the western suburb of Lombard. He attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, earning a B.S. degree in physics in 1973, and moved on to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, for graduate work. He earned a M.S. degree there, also in physics, in 1975, and continued work toward a doctorate. Also in 1975, he began a new hobby: writing science fiction. At... Read More →



Friday July 10, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Queen Anne - Salon B,C,D

Attendees (10)