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Saturday, July 15 • 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Creating Magic (ET)

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Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson has written several "laws" of magic. His first law is this: "An author’s ability to solve conflict with magic is DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL to how well the reader understands said magic." Our panelists talk through how one creates a magic system, how magic can work in a setting, etc.

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Steven S. Long

Literary Guest
Steven S. Long is a writer and game designer who's worked primarily in the tabletop roleplaying game field for the past twenty years. During that time he's written or co-written approximately 200 RPG books. He's best known for his work with Champions and the HERO System, but has worked for many other RPG companies. In recent years he's branched out into writing fiction as well, contributing Fantasy short stories to numerous anthologies. He frequently claims that he's revising his novel, but this may be an elaborate scam of some sort. His first major work of non-fiction, a book about the Norse god Odin for Osprey Publishing, was released in May 2015. Since then he's primarily focused on several long-term projects, including a novel, variou7s short stories, his Worldbuilding Guidebook, and Mythic Hero, an extensive book about world mythology for authors and gamers. His Master Plan for World Domination has reached Stage 71-Upsilon. You can find out more about Steve and what he's up to... Read More →

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Alexandra Christian

Literary Guest
Alexandra Christian is an author of paranormal romance with a speculative slant. Her love of Stephen King and sweet tea has flavored her fiction with a Southern Gothic sensibility that reeks of Spanish moss and deep fried eccentricity. As one-half of the writing team at Little Red Hen Romance... Read More →
avatar for Steven S. Long

Steven S. Long

Literary Guest
Steven S. Long is a writer and game designer who's worked primarily in the tabletop roleplaying game field for the past twenty years. During that time he's written or co-written approximately 200 RPG books. He's best known for his work with Champions and the HERO System, but has worked for many other RPG companies. In recent years he's branched out into writing fiction as well, contributing Fantasy short stories to numerous anthologies. He frequently claims that he's revising his novel, but this may be an elaborate scam of some sort. His first major work of non-fiction, a book about the Norse god Odin for Osprey Publishing, was released in May 2015. Since then he's primarily focused on several long-term projects, including a novel, variou7s short stories, his Worldbuilding Guidebook, and Mythic Hero, an extensive book about world mythology for authors and gamers. His Master Plan for World Domination has reached Stage 71-Upsilon. You can find out more about Steve and what he's up to... Read More →
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Melissa McArthur

Literary Guest
Melissa McArthur is a master swordswoman, a world-renowned traveler, and lover of all things bookish. One of these things is actually true. When she isn’t saving the world, one word at a time, she’s busy lecturing university students on parenthetical citations and torturing authors with her red pen. No matter what the... Read More →
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Linda Robertson

Literary Guest
Linda Robertson is an internationally published author. She won first place in the OSU/Mansfield Florence B. Allen writing competition (2006). Since then, she's earned a cum laude Associate of the Art’s Degree in English and published several novels and short stories. In addition to the Immanence series, she is the author of the Persephone... Read More →
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Michael G. Williams

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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. Michae... Read More →


Saturday July 15, 2017 7:00pm - 7:50pm
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