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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.

Moderators
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Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin is the author of the new epic fantasy novel SHADOW AND FLAME (Orbit Books, March 2016) which is the fourth and final book in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga; IRON AND BLOOD: THE JAKE DESMET ADVENTURES, a new Steampunk series (Solaris Books) co-authored with Larry N. Martin and VENDETTA: A DEADLY CURIOSITIES NOVEL in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC (Solaris Books) and the... Read More →

Guests
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Shawn J. Durington

Shawn J. Durington currently resides in Greenville, North Carolina, but grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia. As a child, he enjoyed doodling and scribbling whenever he should have been paying attention in class. Durington received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Art Education and a Bachelor’s in Fine Art Studio Art from East Carolina University in 2006, where he studied Printmaking and Textiles. After teaching middle school art for four... 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.
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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 Evil and Big Bad II with John Hartness, as well as Tales from the Weird Wild West with Misty Massey and Margaret McGraw.  Her study 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 opportunity to make another film.”  He has also sold... Read More →


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

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