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Sunday, October 30 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Traumatized Heroes & Other Mental Health Issues in SF/F/H

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What happens after the battle is over? Addressing the realities of the human condition and how people react in our fiction. Is the fantasy more than just the setting, but also in how trauma is elided?

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Emily Godhand

Emily Godhand is a dark thriller author who lives in Denver with her rats, who revere her as Queen. She is an Ambassador for Wattpad.com, where she is the administrator for the Paranormal profile. She utilizes her experiences working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital and as an advocate and educator for depression and PTSD in her writing to combat stigma and support individuals with mental illnesses via representation. Read all about ghosts... Read More →

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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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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 →
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J. A. Campbell

Authors Row
When Julie (J.A.) Campbell is not writing she’s often out riding horses, or working sheep with her dogs. She lives in Colorado with her three cats, Kira and Bran, her border collies, her Traveler-in training, Triska, and her Irish Sailor. She is the author of many Vampire and Ghost-Hunting Dog stories, the Tales of the Travelers series, and many other young adult books. She’s a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Dog... Read More →
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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.


Sunday October 30, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor