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Friday, October 28 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Worldbuilding: Things Every Writer Should Know

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From global issues like realistically dealing with different gravities to details around social interactions, our panelists talk about worldbuilding do’s and don’ts every writer should know.


Lou J. Berger

Lou J. Berger lives in Denver with three kids, three Sheltie dogs and a kink-tailed cat with nefarious intent. He's an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, has been professionally published in short form and is writing his first novel, a non-genre YA book set in 1978s North Carolina. He is on the staff for the 2018 Westercon in Denver. His website can be found at: http://www.LouJBerger.com


Cynthia Felice

At 5′10″ Cynthia Felice is hard to miss. She frequently carries a backpack instead of a purse, and enjoys meeting new people and seeing old friends. Among her solo SF novels are Godsfire, The Sunbound, Eclipses, Downtime, Nocturne, The Khan’s Persuasion, and Iceman, and Water Witch, Light Raid, and Promised Land (with Connie Willis). Co-founder with Ed Bryant of the Colorado Springs Writer’s Workshop, Cynthia is now a... Read More →

Hilari Bell

Hilari Bell writes SF and fantasy for kids and teens, and with 22 books published she thinks it should be getting easier, but it never does. Could that have something to do with her? Surely not.

Nathan Lowell

Nathan Lowell is the creator of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper as well as the fantasy world of Lammas Wood. He is a full time, self-published author with 11 novels, a handful of short stories, and a novella to his credit. His latest book—In Ashes Born—released in October. He’s currently working on the first book in a new series, Milk Run, due for release later this year.

Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF)—brand manager and lead writer/designer for the Savage Rifts product line for Pinnacle Entertainment—has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. He's worked on Star Wars, World of Darkness, Champions, and many other game lines. He created Shaintar for Savage Worlds and wrote the Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer's Bible. He's the... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor