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(AP) = Audience Participation, (ET) = Experts Talk

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

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Friday, July 14 • 9:30pm - 10:20pm
Carrie Fisher - From Princess to General (AP)

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With her larger-than-life personality, both on- and off-screen, and incredible sense of humor, Carrie Fisher was destined to have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans of all ages. Costumes are encouraged, and all are welcome as panelists and audience members share personal stories of how she touched fans' lives and will live in their hearts-always! 

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Michael D. Pederson

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Michael D. Pederson is the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for Nth Degree. Mike began his career as a writer/publisher in 1988 when his SF short story, “Dust Storm,” won first place in a local writing contest. In the 1990s, he wrote and published the Raven comic book series (with artist R. Craig Enslin) and edited and published Scene, a Virginia-based entertainment magazine. In 2001, Mike was part of the... Read More →

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Barbara deBary-Kesner

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Barbara deBary-Kesner is a Human Systems Integration engineer by day, a masked caped crusader by night… in her dreams.  Barbara specializes in GUI design, designing systems with the operator in mind to enhance usability and performance.  Most evenings are spent curled on the couch with her husband Carl and 2 cats, watching cooking shows, a whodunit murder mystery, or the latest sci-fi, fantasy or superhero... Read More →
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Cheralyn Lambeth

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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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Michael D. Pederson

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Michael D. Pederson is the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for Nth Degree. Mike began his career as a writer/publisher in 1988 when his SF short story, “Dust Storm,” won first place in a local writing contest. In the 1990s, he wrote and published the Raven comic book series (with artist R. Craig Enslin) and edited and published Scene, a Virginia-based entertainment magazine. In 2001, Mike was part of the... Read More →
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Maya Preisler

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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 →
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Angela Pritchett

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Angela Pritchett is an actress, author, musician, costumer and makeup artist. She has been seen in films such as Plan 9, The Porkchop film trillogy, Pig Girl and many others. Angela is the author of Shut Up and Eat! The Unofficial Doctor Who Cookbook Series. She also plays covers of movie, tv, video game and anime themes on the Ukulele. Angela went to UNC Greensboro and has a BS in Music Education and a Masters in Liberal Studies and Ethnomusicology. She does the podcasting segment "A Geek Girls Take" that can be heard weekly on the Earth Station One Network, and when she has free time she spends it sewing or playing with her Pug, Jimmy. You can find her online... Read More →


Friday July 14, 2017 9:30pm - 10:20pm
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