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Saturday, October 29 • 11:00am - 11:50am
The Afterlife: Good, Bad, Cliché

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From the ancient Egyptians to “The Good Place”—depicting, thinking about, and having the afterlife in fiction is a constant thread. From good, bad, indifferent, and cliché, how have artists and writers seen things beyond the veil?

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Robin D. Owens

RITA® Award-winning novelist Robin D. Owens credits the telepathic cat with attitude in selling her first futuristic/fantasy romance, HeartMate, published December 2001. She's written fifteen books in the series. She wrote eight books for Luna, including a three book series set in Denver, Colorado. Robin’s newest stories, about an uptight accountant who sees Old West ghosts and helps them move on, started with Ghost Seer in April 2014... Read More →

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Connie Willis

Connie Willis’ latest book is Crosstalk. Other works include The Best of Connie Willis, Blackout/All Clear (winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for best novel), Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Bellwether, Passage, Remake, Fire Watch, Impossible Things, Miracle, Inside Job, D.A., The Winds of Marble Arch, and All About Emily. She has won 11 Hugos and seven Nebulas. First author to win Hugos and Nebulas in all four fiction... Read More →
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F. P. Dorchak

Author, Wailing Loon
F. P. (Frank) Dorchak writes gritty, realistic paranormal fiction that delves into the supernatural, the unexplained, and the metaphysical. Frank is published in the U.S., Canada, and the Czech Republic with short stories, non-fiction articles, and five novels, Voice, Psychic, ERO (semi-autobiographical), The Uninvited, and Sleepwalkers. He has short stories in the The You Belong Collection – Writings and Illustrations by Longmont Area... Read More →
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W.C. Bauers

W.C. Bauers works in sales/publishing by day and writes military SF and space opera at night. His first novel, Unbreakable, was an Amazon and B&N, Science Fiction and Fantasy Best Book of the Month pick, for January 2015. His second, Indomitable, was a B&N and Kirkus Best of the Month Pick, for SF/F, for July 2016. iO9 and The Verge named Indomitable one of the top SF/F books to look for in 2016. ​Bauers's interests include Taekwondo... Read More →
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Warren Hammond

Warren Hammond is known for his gritty, futuristic KOP series, of which the third book, KOP Killer, won the 2012 Colorado Book Award for best mystery. Warren's latest novel, Tides of Maritinia, released in December 2014. His first book independent of the KOP series, Tides is a spy novel set in a science fictional world. His stories have appeared in the Nightmares Unhinged and Crossing Colfax anthologies.


Saturday October 29, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor