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Friday, July 15 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Writing Urban Fantasy Beyond Werewolves And Vampires And Witches (ET)

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The idea that there are wondrous yet dangerous beings living hidden amongst us is so immensely attractive that certain tropes may have been overused. How can a writer create that sense of dangerous wonder amidst familiarity without invoking vampires or werewolves? When it comes to creating an original urban fantasy universe, what are some of the tricks and traps?

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Misty Massey

Literary Guest
Misty Massey is the author of MAD KESTREL, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas (Tor), KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (Amazon) and the upcoming KESTREL'S DANCE (Lore Seekers Press).  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD... Read More →

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A.J. Hartley

Special Literary Guest
A.J. Hartley is the international and NY Times bestselling author of a dozen novels including the mystery/thrillers THE MASK OF ATREUS, ON THE FIFTH DAY, WHAT TIME DEVOURS and TEARS OF THE JAGUAR and the young adult fantasy adventures ACT OF WILL and WILL POWER. The first of his Darwen... Read More →
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Margaret McGraw

Editor/Author
Margaret S. McGraw is co-editor of the Predators in Petticoats anthology (forthcoming, 2020), as well as two anthologies about the wildest West that never was: Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books, 2017) and The Weird Wild West (eSpec Books, 2015). Her story... Read More →
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Tamsin L. Silver

Originally from Michigan, Tamsin L. Silver is a New York City based author who writes YA Urban Fantasy. She currently has two series out: the Windfire Saga and the Sabrina Grayson Novels. She is also the creator/writer/director for the Web Series, Skye of the Damned, produced... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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