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Saturday, July 15 • 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Stories from the Author - Writing in Someone Else's World (ET)

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Authors share some stories of the challenges and unique situations that they encountered writing in these unique worlds.

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Michael D. Pederson

Fan Guest
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 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, a screenplay, and scripts for Saturday morning cartoon shows. She continues to write both fantasy and historical fiction: the well-reviewed Benjamin January series of historical whodunnits (whose fourteenth entry, DRINKING GOURD, was published this year by Severn House U.K.), and the vampire tales of James and Lydia Asher and their vampire acquaintance Don Simon Ysidro, also from Severn House (most recently, DARKNESS ON HIS BONES). She keeps her hand in the world of fantasy by continuing the adventures of the heroes of her various Del Rey fantasy series of the... Read More →
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Simon Hawke

Literary Guest
Simon Hawke was born Nikolai Yermakov to Russian immigrant parents in 1951 in New York City.  He grew up on Long Island and has also lived in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., California, Colorado, and Arizona. He has traveled extensively, usually by motorcycle, and after 50 years of riding, only gave it up last year. After writing a number of novels under his birth name, he started writing under the pen name of Simon Hawke, and eventually changed it legally. He is the author of over 60 published novels, among them the Time Wars series and the Wizard of... Read More →
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Michael D. Pederson

Fan Guest
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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Allen Wold

Literary Guest
Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, where he began writing when he was about eight years old. He still has some of those early “stories” somewhere. He finished high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full time writer. In 1986, he became a full time father, and gave up writing for about three years. In 2003, he became a full time writer again, when Darcy went off to college, also at Pomona. He has published nine... Read More →
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Timothy Zahn

Special Guest
Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago in 1951 and grew up in the western suburb of Lombard. He attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, earning a B.S. degree in physics in 1973, and moved on to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana for graduate work. He earned a M.S. degree there, also in physics, in 1975, and continued work toward a doctorate. Also in 1975, he began a new hobby: writing science fiction. At first a strictly spare-time avocation, over the next three years he gradually gave more time to it until he sold his first story in December 1978... Read More →


Saturday July 15, 2017 6:00pm - 6:50pm
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