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Saturday, October 29 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Why and How of Short Stories

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Why write short fiction? How to condense and distill your stories, build worlds and characters in the short story format.

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James Van Pelt

James Van Pelt is a part-time high school English teacher and full-time writer in western Colorado. He’s been a finalist for a Nebula Award and been reprinted in many year’s best collections. His first young adult novel, Pandora’s Gun, was released from Fairwood Press in August 2015. James blogs at http://www.jamesvanpelt.com and can be found on Facebook.

Participants
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Eric James Stone

Eric James Stone—Nebula Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, and winner in the Writers of the Future Contest—has had stories published in Year’s Best SF 15, Analog, Nature, and Kevin J. Anderson’s Blood Lite anthologies of humorous horror, among other venues. His first novel, Unforgettable, came out in January 2016 from Baen. He has attended Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp and the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Since... Read More →
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Jennifer Campbell-Hicks

Jennifer Campbell-Hicks is a writer, journalist, wife, mother, and lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines including Clarkesworld, Galaxy's Edge, and Intergalactic Medicine Show. She blogs at jennifercampbellhicks.blogspot.com.
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John Varley

John Varley has written several novels and numerous short stories. Many of these stories are set a century or two after a race of mysterious and omnipotent aliens, the Invaders, have almost completely eradicated humans from the Earth (they regard whales and dolphins to be the superior Terran lifeforms and humans as only a dangerous infestation). But humans have inhabited virtually every other corner of the solar system, often through the use of... Read More →
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Laura Givens

Laura Givens is an illustrator and author who has done oodles of book covers and sold a dozen or so short stories. She loves to read hard SF but often finds herself writing western-flavored steampunk and fantasy. She lives in Denver and used to do improv comedy to stay sane. She has mostly given up improv and sanity. She participated in the 2015 Grand Rapids ArtPrize … ask her about *that* saga … and recently has plunged into the... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor