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Friday, July 15 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Getting To Know Your Aliens And Other Non-Humans (ET)

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OK, you've designed your fantasy or alien world, or you've selected a real planet from NASA's now-vast catalog. What physical aspects of that world, or the nature of any (likely varied) cultures that you've developed there, might be useful in providing insights for the design of a typical resident's personality? An atypical resident's personality? What other sources might there for clues to personality development?

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Paula S. Jordan

Science Guest, The Wordshop
Paula S Jordan, a former orbit analyst, writes moderately hard, character-driven science fiction, with three stories (so far) in Analog.  Her first novel, a  present-day alien contact story set in western North Carolina, is nearing completion. Working title: Of Seas and the Stars... Read More →

Guests
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Nicole Givens Kurtz

Speculative pulp author, Nicole Givens Kurtz, writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her most popular work, futuristic pulp series, Cybil Lewis blends whodunit mysteries within futuristic, post-apocalyptic world-building. Her novels have been named as finalists in the Fresh... Read More →
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Michael G. Williams

Literary Guest, Author
Michael G. Williams writes wry horror, urban fantasy, and science fiction: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He is the author of three series for Falstaff Books: The Withrow Chronicles, including Perishables (2012 Laine Cunningham Award), Tooth & Nail... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Suite 215

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