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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

Geek Life
Maya Preisler has been creating art and telling stories since she was old enough to hold a pen, writing and illustrating her first science fiction novel at age eight. Her art has been featured on book covers, convention badges and in numerous art shows. Her professional credits include... Read More →

Guests
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Samantha Bryant

Teacher Foreign Languages, Orange County Schools
I've been a teacher for 26 years in Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina, working with students from 6th grade through college in English, Spanish, Drama, and Technology (and even Chorus, once). At ALS, I teach Spanish via technology. Besides teaching, I write. I'm a novelist... 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... 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... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
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