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AP = Audience Participation  /  ET = Experts Talk 
Friday, July 15 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Steampunk, Victorians and the Occult (ET)

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For a society that was so morality-conscious, it seems like there were a fair number of people (aristocrats even) who became interested in the occult around the end of the 19th century—performing séances, reading tarot, joining neo-pagan societies like the Golden Dawn, and so on. Why was occultism so popular, and how did the rest of society react to it? 

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Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin writes epic fantasy, urban fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, and Falstaff Books. Series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, the Assassins of Landria and Deadly Curiosities. Newest... Read More →

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Tally Johnson

Literary Guest
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Margaret McGraw

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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Valentine Wolfe

Special Musical Guests
Formed in 2006, Valentine Wolfe is the combined effort of the Lady Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew. Imagine Sarah Brightman being backed by Francois Rabbath blowing through a Marshall stack at midnight. Having dubbed their music "Victorian Chamber metal", the duo have synthesized a... Read More →

Friday July 15, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Victorian A

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