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Saturday, July 15 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Cover Art (ET)

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Cover Art can make or break your book. From how it looks online to what part of the story it captures, join our guests as they talk about the nature of cover art.

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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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Stuart Jaffe

Literary Guest
Stuart Jaffe is the madman behind The Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries, the Nathan K thrillers, The Malja Chronicles, The Bluesman, Founders, Real Magic, and so much more. He trained in martial arts for over a decade until a knee injury ended that practice. Now, he plays lead guitar in a local blues band, The Bootleggers, and enjoys life on a small farm in rural North Carolina. For those who continue to keep count, the animal list is as follows: one dog, three cats, three aquatic turtles, one albino corn snake, seven chickens, and a horse. As best as he's been able to manage, Stuart has made sure that the chickens and the horse do not live in the... Read More →
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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Larry N. Martin

Literary Guest
Larry N. Martin is the co-author of the new Steampunk series Iron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures and a series of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Jake Desmet universe. These short stories also appear in the anthologies Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, The Weird Wild West, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, Alien Artifacts, and Gaslight and... 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 →


Saturday July 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Victorian A

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