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Friday, July 15 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm
E Komo Mai (Welcome)!

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This is our 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 →

Guests
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Steven Barnes

Writer Guest of Honor
Steven Barnes has published almost thirty novels and over three million words of science fiction and fantasy. He’s been nominated for Hugo, Nebula, and Cable Ace awards. While his television work includes Twilight Zone, Stargate SG1 and Andromeda, his “A Stitch In Time” episode of The Outer Limits won the Emmy Award, and his alternate history novel LION’S BLOOD won the 2003 Endeavor. His GREAT SKY WOMAN and SHADOW... Read More →
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A.J. Hartley

Special Literary Guest
A.J. Hartley is the international and NY Times bestselling author of a dozen novels including the mystery/thrillers THE MASK OF ATREUS, ON THE FIFTH DAY, WHAT TIME DEVOURS and TEARS OF THE JAGUAR and the young adult fantasy adventures ACT OF WILL and WILL POWER. The first of his Darwen Arkwright children’s fantasy trilogy (DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE PEREGRINE PACT) came out from Penguin/Razorbill in 2011 and won SIBA’s best YA novel... Read More →
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Lindsey Look

Artist Guest of Honor
When Lindsey was three years old she won her first art contest, and she’s been hooked ever since. Sure, she’s come along way from the upside down drawing of her father with a very realistic beard, but her passion for art hasn’t changed much.   Lindsey attended The Art Institute of Boston with the intention to major in animation.  However, she fell in love with painting science fiction and fantasy stories, and put... Read More →
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Allen L. Wold

Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, where he began writing teeny little stories at age seven when he discovered an old portable typewriter. They’re in a file cabinet somewhere. 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... Read More →
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Valentine Wolfe

Special Musical Guests
Formed in 2006, Valentine Wolfe is the combined effort of the Lady Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew. Imagine Sarah Brightman being backed by Francois Rabbath blowing through a Marshall stack at midnight. Having dubbed their music "Victorian Chamber metal", the duo have synthesized a love of metal, classical, and industrial, infusing them with a Victorian sensibility that evokes the likes of Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe. | Ethereal... Read More →



Friday July 15, 2016 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Salon B-C-D

Attendees (10)