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Saturday, July 16 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Not - so - Secret Fandom (AP)

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It used to be that fandom was a secret room that only those in fandom knew about and played in, but now the door is wide open, with a big neon sign hanging above it. How do we feel now that mainstream media is aware of our playroom and parading our works to the general public? In worst cases, companies are actively stealing and relisting our creations. In best cases, our works are being officially published. What are the wows, as well as the woes, of fandom being in the public eye?

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Michael G. Williams

Literary Guest, Author
Michael G. Williams writes wry horror, urban fantasy, and science fiction: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He is the author of three series for Falstaff Books: The Withrow Chronicles, including Perishables (2012 Laine Cunningham Award), Tooth & Nail... Read More →

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Alexandra Christian

Literary Guest, Writing
Alexandra Christian is an author of mostly romance with a speculative slant. Her love of Stephen King and sweet tea has flavored her fiction with a Southern Gothic sensibility that reeks of Spanish moss and deep-fried eccentricity. Her guiding principle as a romance novelist has always... 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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Laura Haywood-Cory

Laura Haywood-Cory has been some flavor of editor or proofreader since her first job after college, which was proofreading yellow page listings for a phone book company. She's been involved in science fiction fandom since the mid-1980s. She has managed two different sf conventions... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
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