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Saturday, July 15 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Writing from Different Perspectives (ET)

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Authors often try to write about protaganists that are different from themselves. Our panelists discuss why they feel it is important to capture these characters perspectives, the challenges faced in trying to be authentic, respectful, and sensitive in thier portrayal, and what they think about current debates and controversies about the importance of diversity, authenticity, and representation in fiction.



Moderators
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Amy H. Sturgis

Literary Guest
Amy H. Sturgis (http://amyhsturgis.com) earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University, teaches Liberal Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy and Indigenous American Studies. She is one of the staff members behind the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast... Read More →

Guests
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Samantha Bryant

Superhero novelist, feminist, teacher, classic and cult movie buff, mother and tea-drinker. Get my Menopausal Superhero series from the Falstaff table at the convention! Find me online http://samanthabryant.com Twitter and Instagram @samanthabwriter Facebook @samanthadunawaybryan... Read More →
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Barbara Hambly

Writer Guest of Honor
Since her first published fantasy in 1982 – THE TIME OF THE DARK – Barbara Hambly has touched pretty much all the bases in genre fiction, including mainstream historical fiction, historical murder mysteries, fantasy, science fiction, comic books, graphic novels, media tie-ins... Read More →
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Larry N. Martin

Literary Guest
Larry N. Martin is the co-author of the new Steampunk series Iron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures and a series of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Jake Desmet universe. These short stories also appear in the anthologies Clockwork Universe... Read More →
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Michael G. Williams

Literary Guest
Michael G. Williams writes wry suburban horror: stories of monsters, macabre humor and the deceptively picturesque. He is the author of the novels Perishables (2012 Laine Cunningham Novel Award), Tooth & Nail, Deal With the Devil, and the forthcoming Attempted Immortality. Michael... Read More →


Saturday July 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
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