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Saturday, July 16 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Superheroes and Why We Need Them (AP)

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Superhero films and shows are more popular than ever.  Is it because many of us secretly wish to be heroes ourselves? Share why you love superheroes, which ones you identify with and why, and how they have inspired you to be a heroes In your own life. Perhaps even discuss ways in which we can make a bigger impact on the world and be even more heroic. 

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Maya Preisler

Maya Preisler is a professional artist, writer, editor, gamer and actress. Her art has been featured in many art shows at various conventions throughout the SouthEast, and she is a published illustrator. Her poetry and writing have been published in various literary magazines since she was a child, and her website was internationally recognized and featured on Australian radio shows in the early 2000s. As a gamer, Maya was one of only two women... Read More →

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Samantha Bryant

Dangerous When Bored
Samantha Bryant is a middle school Spanish teacher by day and a mom and novelist by night. That makes her a superhero all the time. Her secret superpower is finding lost things. When she's not writing or teaching, Samantha enjoys time with her family, watching old movies, baking, reading, and going places. Her favorite gift is tickets (to just about anything). | | She’s the author of Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero... Read More →
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John G. Hartness

John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the best-selling author of EPIC-Award-winning series The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy series that answers the eternal question “Why aren’t there more fat vampires?” He is also the creator of the comic horror... Read More →
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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 →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Victorian A

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