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Friday, July 15 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Role Of Politics In SF/F (ET)

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From Heinlein's Starship Troopers to the cutthroat nature of life in Westeros, politics have always held a place in Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Our panelists discuss the finer points of fantasy and science-fiction politics and how to incorporate them into the story.

Moderators
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Steven S. Long

Steven S. Long is a writer and game designer who’s worked primarily in the tabletop roleplaying game field for the past twenty years. During that time he’s written or co-written approximately 200 books. He’s best known for his work with Champions and the HERO System, but has worked for many other RPG companies. In recent years, he’s branched out into writing fiction as well, contributing Fantasy short stories to numerous... Read More →

Guests
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Jason Gilbert

Jason Gilbert is a movie fan and critic whose taste turned to the dark side when he discovered the worst Hollywood had to offer. He reviews these movies in the most comedic nature on his site, www.fail-flix.com, where he rips into them with all of the grace of a rabid were-buffalo in an antique China shop run by pygmies. The Best of the Worst films are great and all, but Jason really can't resist something that promises to be unwatchable... Read More →
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Larry N. Martin

DreamSpinner Communications
Larry N. Martin is the co-author of the new Steampunk series Iron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures and a series of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Jake Desmet universe. These short stories also appear in the anthologies Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, The Weird Wild West, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, Alien Artifacts, and Gaslight and Grimm with more to come. Larry and Gail also have... Read More →
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Tamsin L. Silver

Originally from Michigan, Tamsin L. Silver is a New York City based author who writes YA Urban Fantasy. She currently has two series out: the Windfire Saga and the Sabrina Grayson Novels. She is also the creator/writer/director for the Web Series, Skye of the Damned, produced by VampireFreaks.com and Small Town Pictures. In 2016, she hopes to add to that list with a new werewolf novel, MOON OVER... Read More →
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Leona R. Wisoker

Literary Guest
Leona R. Wisoker writes a variety of speculative fiction, from experimental to horror, from fantasy to science fiction. She also loves to teach, edit (her own and other people’s work), read (mostly non-fiction these days), and tend to drink mass quantities of coffee. In her less-than abundant spare time, she is a wild garden warrior, an adventurous cook, and a champion catnapper, especially if sunbeams are available.


Friday July 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Salon B-C-D

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