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Friday, October 28 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Ship: Close Environment, Set Characters

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Unlike other environments, a shipboard setting is limited in place and characters - how do you handle this well? How do you create tension and excitement?


Stace Johnson

Stace Johnson is a mild-mannered sysadmin by day, but at night, he transforms into a feral poet, alpha geek, and amateur guitarist. He has published more than 30 non-fiction articles, and his poetry has graced the pages and pixels of Apex Publications, Tales of the Talisman and cream city review, among others. He received an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest, and one of his short stories, "Sphere of Falling," was chosen to be... Read More →


C.A. Hartman

C.A. Hartman specializes in writing science fiction. An academic scientist gone rogue, Hartman’s books have been praised for their great characters, intricate worlds, and their complex but understandable science. Check out Hartman’s books, blog, and events at 5280Press.com. You can also find her on Twitter (@5280_SciFi) and Goodreads. 

Marc MacYoung

Marc MacYoung—author of the "Writing Violence" series of e-booklets—spends most of his time in the realm of non-fiction. With over 25 published titles he's a leading expert in a rather unpleasant and dangerous topic. When he discovered he was considered a 'resource' for romance writers, he had to ask 'why?' The answer was, "Because you've lived the things we write about." (He's still trying to get his head around that one.) Based... Read More →

Nathan Beauchamp

Nathan Beauchamp is the award-winning author of the Universe Eventual series which includes Chimera, Helios, and Ceres. His short fiction has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including Clones: The Anthology and Exigencies from Dark House Press, Spark: A Creative Anthology, Pantheon Magazine, and many other fine publications. N.J. holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Western State Colorado University, and lives in Lakewood... Read More →

Sourdough Jackson

Sourdough Jackson discovered Jules Verne at age six, and has been reading SF ever since. Shortly after finding fandom, he met Denver fan Gail Barton at a convention, and they married in 1978. Since that time, he’s been active in many aspects of fandom, and he and Gail have accumulated a huge library of SF and fantasy books. A lifelong student of naval history, he recently published his first novel, Torpedo Junction, an alternate-history... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor