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Note:  Barbara Hambly’s Reading & QandA will be on Sunday at 11am in Suite 215!

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Friday, July 14 • 11:00pm - 11:50pm
How Fan Connections Have Changed (AP)

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The way fans have connected over the years has changed greatly.  From the first use of fanzines and Usenet to the popularity of LiveJournal to the current use of Facebook and tumblr, how are fans finding ways to connect with each other?


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Carol Cowles

Fan Guest
Carol has long been a guardian of Geek Culture in Charlotte.  She has served for several years as the Program Director for ConCarolinas and worked the Carolina and Arizona Renaissance Festivals for 13 years. She co-host to podcasts – the weekly Guardians of the Geekery and the... Read More →

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avatar for Carol Cowles

Carol Cowles

Fan Guest
Carol has long been a guardian of Geek Culture in Charlotte.  She has served for several years as the Program Director for ConCarolinas and worked the Carolina and Arizona Renaissance Festivals for 13 years. She co-host to podcasts – the weekly Guardians of the Geekery and the... Read More →
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Cheralyn Lambeth

Media Arts Guest
Cheralyn Lambeth is a professional costume, prop, and puppet builder whose work includes feature films (The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Patriot, Evan Almighty, Leatherheads, The Hunger Games), TV programs (Dinosaurs, Homeland, Outcast), and theater/interactive properties (Sesame Street Live!, Star Trek... Read More →
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Maya Preisler

Artist Guest
Maya Preisler is a professional artist, blogger, editor, and gamer with twenty-four years of convention experience. She is a published illustrator whose art has been featured at various art shows and conventions. Her poetry and writing have been published in various literary magazines and her website received international attention in the early 2000s. As a gamer, Maya was one of only two women ever inducted into a local gaming clan (the other being her sister) and spent ten years as an administrator and tech for LAN gaming at conventions. She is a professional game demonstrator for No Ordinary Gamers and an MIB for Steve Jackson Games. Maya has a BFA from UNC Charlotte and currently works several freelance jobs as an artist, illustrator, and designer and volunteers as a staffer at multiple conventions. You can find her online... Read More →


Friday July 14, 2017 11:00pm - 11:50pm
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