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Saturday, July 16 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Crowdfunding your Vision (ET)

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Kickstarter. Patreon. Donation Buttons. How can writers and publishers use crowdfunding platforms to make more and better art? What are some of the challenges and risks involved? How do you create a reward system that makes it worth it for readers and consumers to fund your project? Our panel of pros discuss their own experiences, offer advice, and break down the pros and cons of various crowdfunding methods.

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Gail Z. Martin

Author, Writing
Gail Z. Martin is the author of Scourge: A Darkhurst Novel, from Solaris Books. Gail is also the author of Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel and Trifles and Folly 1: A Deadly Curiosities Collection, the latest in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC; Shadow and Flame is the fourth... Read More →

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Shawn Durington

The Art of Shawn Durington
The Facebook Page for artist Shawn Durington who specializes in art for the whole family but especially those young at heart.AwardsMysticon Artist Guest of Honor 2018Playthrough Game Convention Cover Artist 2018Playthrough Game Convention Shirt Designer 2017Mysticon Guest 2016Mysticon... Read More →
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Ron Garner

Ronald T. Garner is the CEO of Silence in the Library Publishing, a small press dedicated to speculative fiction, and a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He has short fiction published in various anthologies, and in his spare time builds things of questionable utility. Ron lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter... Read More →
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Emily Lavin Leverett

Emily Lavin Leverett is a fantasy, sci-fi, and horror writer, an editor, and an English Professor. Her works have appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Drafthorse: A Journal of Work and No Work, and Athena’s Daughters II. Her edited collections include The Big Bad: an Anthology of... 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... Read More →

Saturday July 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Provincial A-B

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