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Friday, October 28 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Myth of Easy Reading

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Do readers want to be challenged by books? What is the resistance, if any, to diversity in SF&F? What does it mean and how should we respond to it?


Sue Duff

Sue Duff dreamed of dragons and spaceships before she could read and combines fantasy and sci fi in her breakout series, The Weir Chronicles, with the first three books in the five book series—Fade to Black, Masks and Mirrors and Sleight of Hand—available wherever books are sold. She also writes for Wicked Ink Books, a group of Colorado authors who’ve recently published their first anthology, TICK TOCK: Seven Tales of Time. When... Read More →


Greg Hyde

Greg Hyde is a member of the Northern Colorado Writers Workshop (NCWW). He's been a finalist in the Writers of the Future contest and has seven honorable mentions in the St. Martin's Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthology. He's also appeared in the anthologies High Fantastic and Christmas Magic—a collaboration with Wil McCarthy—as well as the magazine Midnight Graffiti. His short story collection, Ezra by the Pound, was... Read More →

Margaret Alia Denny

Margaret Alia Denny has been a fan of science fiction for over 40 years. Her very first convention was the Worldcon in Kansas City in 1976. She is a feminist, Wiccan High Priestess, head of a small (also Wiccan) church, editor, and a disability activist. She has been attending MileHiCon since 1988.

Scott Beckman

Scott Beckman is a fantasy author with two titles to his name: Wings of the Sathakos and Pantheon. He is a Denver native, a cat owner and lover, and coffee aficionado.

Friday October 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor