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Saturday, July 15 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Writing Believable Military Science Fiction - or “How to Not Suck at Mil SciFi” (ET)

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Ever picked up a military scifi book and lost your suspension of disbelief within a page or two because it was so very, very wrong?
Want to learn how to get it right? Come talk with the experts on how they nail their military scifi and write books that readers can't put down.

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Chris Kennedy

Literary Guest
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and small-press publisher, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator and elementary school principal. Chris' stories include the Occupied Seattle military fiction duology, The Theogony and Codex Regius science fiction trilogies, and the War for Dominance fantasy trilogy. Get his free... Read More →

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avatar for Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

Literary Guest
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and small-press publisher, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator and elementary school principal. Chris' stories include the Occupied Seattle military fiction duology, The Theogony and Codex Regius science fiction trilogies, and the War for Dominance fantasy trilogy. Get his free... Read More →
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Ian J. Malone

Literary Guest
Ian J. Malone is the owner of Sharkflight Publishing and author of THE MAKO SAGA, a space opera trilogy about five college buddies turned interstellar war heroes via beers and a video game. As a graduate of Florida State University, Malone has written in a variety of arenas ranging from public health to news and sports. When it comes to his fictional work, however... Read More →
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Alan Pollack

Artist Guest of Honor
Alan Pollack was born in New Jersey in 1964. Influenced at an early age by artists such as Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo, Alan knew that fantasy illustration would be his career of choice. After graduating from high school, he studied at several colleges. At the School of Visual Arts in NYC, the illustration team of Martucci and Greisbach convinced Alan to dabble in oils. He was so inspired by his first attempts that he began developing a portfolio of fantasy illustration. In his early twenties, Alan worked part-time as a silk screener and a photo retoucher while continuing to build his portfolio. In 1991, after much rejection from New York publishers, Alan was assigned his first cover illustration for Dungeon magazine with T.S.R Inc. He then found an agent in NYC, but, shortly thereafter, was offered a staff position at T.S.R Inc. where he spent the next few years surrounded by great artists while honing his skills. Since then, Alan has worked for many of the industries RPG companies, including Wizards of the Coast and T.S.R ,and has graced the covers of most of the leading book publishers in this country, including Harper/Collins, Daw Books, Del-Rey, Baen Books, Tor Books, ROC and the Science Fiction Book Club. Alan has also had the honor of being chosen as the cover artist for Spectrum, an illustration annual which focuses on the year's best science fiction and fantasy art. In 2015, Alan was one of the top five nominees chosen for the Hugo award for Best Professional Artist. To see more about Alan, visit his website... Read More →
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Toni Weisskopf

Special Guest
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of sf and fantasy, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, Mercedes Lackey, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, Charles E. Gannon, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive... Read More →
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Richard C. White

Literary Guest
Richard C. White is a science fiction/fantasy author, but he has also been known to do dark fantasy, new pulp, historical adventure, fantasy noir, and even non-fiction. His latest release was Harbinger of Darkness and earlier this year he released a dark fantasy short story collection, For a Few Gold Pieces More. Other recent releases were Terra Incognito, a collection of articles on world building, and... Read More →


Saturday July 15, 2017 8:00pm - 8:50pm
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