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Saturday, October 29 • 11:00am - 11:50am
What Makes a Great Her/oine?

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What does make a great her/oine? Are there universal qualities, or does heroism change through the ages and by culture?

Moderators
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Mario Acevedo

Mario Acevedo is the author of the Felix Gomez detective-vampire series. His latest novel is Rescue From Planet Pleasure, and he has contributed to Nightmares Unhinged and CyberWorld. Mario lives and writes in Denver.

Guests of Honor
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Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen to date in her Women of the Otherworldseries, two in her Cainsville series, six in her Darkest Powers series and three in the Age of Legends series. She has also published three middle-grade fantasy novels in the Blackwell Pages Trilogy, with co-author Melissa Marr. As well, she is the author of three crime novels, the Nadia Stafford trilogy. She has also written several serial... Read More →

Participants
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Freelance Writer/Editor
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo-nominated editor. His debut novel, The Worker Prince, received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club's Year's Best Science Fiction Releases. His short stories include entries in The X-Files, Predator, and Decipher's WARS, amongst others. As book editor, he has edited books by such luminaries as Alan Dean Foster, Tracy Hickman, Mike Resnick, Todd J. McCaffrey, and more. He was also the first... Read More →
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Joshua Russell

Joshua Russell is co-author of the Universe Eventual series and the film & television program coordinator at Western Carolina University. He has an M.F.A. in screenwriting and has taught screenwriting. An independent filmmaker, several of his films have received theatrical release and he has won awards ranging from “Best Producer” at St. Tropez International to “Best Picture” at Sunscreen Film Festival. His work has... Read More →

Artists, Authors, Speakers & V...
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Courtney Farrell

Freelance Science Writer, Self employed
Courtney Farrell is a biologist who turned her love of books into a career as an author. After publishing fourteen nonfiction books for young people, she began writing fiction. Her novel 'Sacrificed' won the 2015 BTS Red Carpet Award in the YA division, and earned an Honorable Mention in that contest for Best Book of the Year. Courtney lives with her sons on a Colorado ranch where they enjoy a menagerie of horses, dogs, cats, and chickens.


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