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Friday, July 15 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
On the Difference Between Screenplays and Novels (ET)

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Does writing a book and writing a screenplay require two completely different skill sets" What if you already have the story, how do you go about telling that story through an entirely different medium. Our panelists discuss the differences between the two forms of popular storytelling.

Moderators
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Michael D. Pederson

Michael D. Pederson is the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for Nth Degree. Mike began his career as a writer/publisher in 1988 when his SF short story, “Dust Storm,” won first place in a local writing contest. In the 1990s, he wrote and published the Raven comic book series (with artist R. Craig Enslin) and edited and published Scene, a Virginia-based entertainment magazine. In 2001, Mike was... 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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JR Ralls

JR Ralls is the writer and executive producer of Dark Dungeons (www.darkdungeonsthemovie.com ). JR says “making that film was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I funded it through Kickstarter and worked very hard to make sure all my backers got their rewards. As far as I can tell, each of them was satisfied with the movie I produced for them and I hope to get the opportunity to make another film.”  He has also sold... 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 →


Friday July 15, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Provincial A-B

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