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Sunday, October 30 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Characters That Don’t Suck

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How do you avoid characters who make cardboard look good? What goes into writing a character that—while they may not be the nicest—isn’t a slog for the reader to read and connect with?


Catherine Winters

Catherine Winters writes urban fantasy, women's fiction, and literary fiction. She is an undefeated four-time Chopped champion and the principal mezzo-soprano for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver. When she's not writing or singing, she enjoys teaching French to cats. At least... Read More →


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... Read More →

John E. Stith

John E. Stith is the author of eight novels, including Redshift Rendezvous, a Nebula Award nominee, and Manhattan Transfer, a Hugo Award Honorable Mention. Several of his works with Ace Books and Tor Books have been bought by the Science Fiction Book Club and optioned for film. He... Read More →

Jonathan Brazee

Jonathan Brazee is a retired Marine Corps colonel and combat vet. While he's published non-fiction over the years, it took going to Iraq for him to write his first novel. Self-published in 2009, it took a few years for it to gain traction, but since then, he has over 30 books to his... Read More →

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.

Sunday October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor