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Sunday, July 17 • 12:30pm - 1:20pm
The Appeal of Sherlock Holmes (ET)

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What is it about the character of Sherlock Holmes that has such appeal to fans? From the original stories to movies and anthologies that take Holmes to other eras or change Himself, there seems to be something inherent in the depiction of Holmes that fills a need in the audience. Is it his mental abilities? His isolated lifestyle? The fact that he chooses to fight crime? What would a writer have to do with Holmes to make the character, in effect, not “really” Sherlock Holmes?

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Tally Johnson

Paranormal
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College and Wofford College with degrees in history. He is the author of Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry, Ghosts of the South Carolina Midlands, Ghosts of the Pee Dee (all for The History Press) and he also has a story in An... 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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Melissa Gilbert

Owner, Editor, Clicking Keys
Melissa Gilbert teaches college writing, works as a freelance editor at Clicking Keys, writes twice monthly for Magical Words, and tells stories (writing as Melissa McArthur). Her current publications include a short story, “The Chase,” in AN IMPROBABLE TRUTH: THE PARANORMAL... Read More →
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Ken Krahl

Genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist of the group, Ken is a polysyllabic proponent of the Oxford comma. He founded a geeky website/event community with his friends back in 2011, because geeks do awesome things when we’re all different together. He can sometimes be found... Read More →
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Nicole Givens Kurtz

Speculative pulp author, Nicole Givens Kurtz, writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her most popular work, futuristic pulp series, Cybil Lewis blends whodunit mysteries within futuristic, post-apocalyptic world-building. Her novels have been named as finalists in the Fresh... Read More →


Sunday July 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm EDT
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