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Saturday, October 29 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Mixing Mythology in Modern Fantasy

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From Rick Riordan mining ancient Greece and Egypt to the modern popularity of the ancient Celts, we’ll look at how writers find inspiration in mythology all throughout their fantasy.


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 one of these things is actually true.

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 →


Carolyn Kay

Carolyn Kay is a fae changeling, struggling to make it in the mortal realms as a meager scientist and writer. Her stories often involve the inanimate, which only she seems able to see as living, breathing creatures. You can catch up on her shenanigans at bewitchinghips.com.

Daniel A. Willis

Daniel A. Willis is foremost a historian and has written several nonfiction historical works. But his love of fantasy comes through in his fiction. His first novel, which turned into a trilogy, followed portions of history through the eyes of a nearly immortal second race of humans. He is now writing several pieces of alternate history. In recent years, he crossed the line from writer to publisher. Now retired from the world of the mundane, he... Read More →

M. H. Boroson

M.H. Boroson’s critically acclaimed historical fantasy novel, The Girl With Ghost Eyes, delves deep into Chinese folklore and tells an immigrant narrative with a strong female protagonist. It has been optioned for television. “The Girl With Ghost Eyes is a brilliant tale of madness, monsters, and kung fu in the San Francisco Chinatown of 1898.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review. “Martial arts and Asian magic set... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor