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Friday, October 28
 

2:00pm

Great Opening and Ending Lines
From a line that hooks the reader/viewer from the beginning to one that leaves them satisfied, what are some memorable ones, guidelines to making them great, and pitfalls to avoid?

Moderators
MG

Michael Grossberg

Michael Grossberg founded the Libertarian Futurist Society (www.lfs.org) in 1982 to sustain the Prometheus Awards for pro-freedom science fiction. He chairs its best novel judging. An award-winning journalist at newspapers in Texas, Indiana, California, and Ohio, notably The Columbus... Read More →

Participants
AH

Angie Hodapp

Angie Hodapp holds an MA in English and is a graduate of the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. She is a 2012 Writers of the Future semifinalist and has taught writing for Writer's Digest University as well as at local writing conferences. She works at Nelson Literary... Read More →
JV

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... Read More →
JS

Jeanne Stein

Jeanne Stein is the bestselling author of the urban fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and, most recently, the Fallen Siren Series, written as S.J. Harper. She has many short story credits to her name, including “Love Story” in the New York Times bestselling anthology... Read More →
VA

Van Aaron Hughes

Van Aaron Hughes is the author of "The Long View" (F&SF, March-April 2013), “The Body Pirate" (forthcoming in F&SF), and "The Dualist," a Writers of the Future Contest winner published in Writers of the Future Vol. 27. His fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor

2:00pm

Horror: Why We Love to Be Scared & Write Stories to Scare Others
Do horror fans really get scared? If so, what do they like about it? What makes a good horror story? Is it atmosphere? Blood and gore? Suspense?

Moderators
MA

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.

Participants
avatar for Amity Green

Amity Green

Amity Green is an award-winning author of dark urban fantasy novels and horror stories. Her debut novel, Scales, was published in 2013, and her short stories appear in numerous anthologies. The Witcher Chime, her first horror novel publication, was released on July 31, 2016. A Colorado... Read More →
CK

Christopher Katava

Christopher Katava grew up near the northwest edge of Los Angeles. Living near a park with a magical small stream and an abundance of open space provided him a deep appreciation for nature. Christopher’s life path has shown him glimpses of a spiritual unity and respect for all life... Read More →
NG

Nicole Godfrey

Nicole Godfrey is a writer who, along with her furry children, calls beautiful Colorado home. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska. and has lived in Florida and Tennessee. Her writing started with poetry, leading to her first publication at the age of 12. She has two short stories published... Read More →
TH

Travis Heermann

Travis Heermann is a novelist, freelancer, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poet, and a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. His latest novel, co-authored with Jim Pinto, is the horror-western Death Wind. Other novels include The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor

2:00pm

Romance in Genre Fiction: Is It Needed?
In addition to being its own very healthy genre, romance turns up in many others—from mystery to fantasy SF to YA, people are falling in love. It can be done well (or badly), but is it necessary, either to plot or marketing?

Moderators
JH

Jason Henry Evans

Jason Henry Evans is a writer, educator, and bon vivant living in the Denver metro area. He is originally from Pasadena, California, and holds two degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara; one in history and one in Renaissance studies. He recently graduated from CU-Denver... Read More →

Guests of Honor
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

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... Read More →
avatar for John Varley

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... Read More →

Participants
AH

Amalie Howard

Amalie Howard is the award-winning author of YA novels acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Bloodspell was a #1 Amazon bestseller and Bloodcraft was a national IPPY... Read More →
RD

Robin D. Owens

RITA® Award-winning novelist Robin D. Owens credits the telepathic cat with attitude in selling her first futuristic/fantasy romance, HeartMate, published December 2001. She's written fifteen books in the series. She wrote eight books for Luna, including a three book series set in... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor

2:00pm

The Wrong Stuff: Military SF Beyond Tropes
From TV and movies to the books we love, all too often military SF doesn’t get it right. From the laws of physics to actual small unit combat leadership, what are the things most often done wrong and how could they be done better?

Moderators
DD

Daniel Dvorkin

Daniel Dvorkin, Ph.D., served as an Army infantryman and an Air Force medic, and is now a postdoctoral fellow in bioinformatics at CU's Altitude Research Center. Yes, fellow Primeval fans, that means he works at the ARC. His fiction includes Dawn Crescent and aStar Trek: The Next... Read More →

Participants
AM

Alastair Mayer

Alastair Mayer has the kind of background you might expect of a writer of "hard sci-fi action comedy adventures." He’s been a software developer, scuba diver, farmhand, bartender, contributing editor at Byte Magazine, private pilot; member of Jerry Pournelle's Citizen's Advisory... Read More →
CA

C.R. Asay

C.R. Asay joined the Utah National Guard at 17. After time in the 625th Military Police Corp, she transferred to the 19th Special Forces as a counterintelligence agent. She retired from the military after marrying her best friend and graduating from college to embark on the most exciting... Read More →
KM

Kerry Major

Kerry Major is a history major from MSCD with a quirky emphasis on military history, blunders, and silly anecdotes. He's also a 12-year Live-Steel Swordfighting veteran, a self-proclaimed anachronistic engineer, occasional con panelist, and—in the words of Bill Cherf—a "Technologist... Read More →
KI

Kevin Ikenberry

Kevin Ikenberry is a lifelong space geek and retired Army space operations officer. A former manager of the world-renowned U.S. Space Camp program and an executive with two Challenger Learning Centers, Kevin has a broad background in informal space science education. He is the author... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor

3:00pm

Is There Such a Thing as Writer's Block?
Is there such a thing? What causes it? More important, how do you get rid of it?

Moderators
avatar for Gary Piserchio

Gary Piserchio

Gary Piserchio, a native of Denver, writes both short- and long-form genre fiction. He's had three short stories published in the past year including (with his writing partner) one of ten stories that made it into the 2016 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds anthology. His other fiction... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Corinne O'Flynn

Corinne O'Flynn

Author
Corinne O'Flynn is a native New Yorker now living in Colorado who wouldn't trade life in the Rockies for anything. She loves writing flash and experimenting with short fiction. A scone aficionado, she has an entire section of her kitchen devoted to tea, and is always on the lookout... Read More →
JB

John Barnes

John Barnes has 31 commercially published and two self-published novels, some of them to his credit, along with hundreds of magazine articles, short stories, blog posts, and encyclopedia articles. Most of his life he has written professionally, and for much of it he has been some... Read More →
MD

Marie DesJardin

Marie DesJardin writes both humorous and dramatic science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history. Forms and fields range from flash fiction to epic-length novels to screenplays. Credits include Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Apokrupha, Compelling Science Fiction, Flash Fiction... Read More →
WM

Wil McCarthy

Having been a novelist, journalist, engineer, inventor, business executive, bartender, poet, husband, father, boyfriend, and boy-toy, Wil McCarthy has made a pretty good sweep of the buffet table of life. And now, as with any buffet, he needs to figure out what he's getting for seconds... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor

3:00pm

The Ship: Close Environment, Set Characters
Unlike other environments, a shipboard setting is limited in place and characters - how do you handle this well? How do you create tension and excitement?

Moderators
SJ

Stace Johnson

Stace Johnson is a mild-mannered sysadmin by day, but at night, he transforms into a feral poet, alpha geek, and amateur guitarist. He has published more than 30 non-fiction articles, and his poetry has graced the pages and pixels of Apex Publications, Tales of the Talisman and cream... Read More →

Participants
CH

C.A. Hartman

C.A. Hartman specializes in writing science fiction. An academic scientist gone rogue, Hartman’s books have been praised for their great characters, intricate worlds, and their complex but understandable science. Check out Hartman’s books, blog, and events at 5280Press.com. You... Read More →
MM

Marc MacYoung

Marc MacYoung—author of the "Writing Violence" series of e-booklets—spends most of his time in the realm of non-fiction. With over 25 published titles he's a leading expert in a rather unpleasant and dangerous topic. When he discovered he was considered a 'resource' for romance... Read More →
NB

Nathan Beauchamp

Nathan Beauchamp is the award-winning author of the Universe Eventual series which includes Chimera, Helios, and Ceres. His short fiction has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including Clones: The Anthology and Exigencies from Dark House Press, Spark: A Creative... Read More →
SJ

Sourdough Jackson

Sourdough Jackson discovered Jules Verne at age six, and has been reading SF ever since. Shortly after finding fandom, he met Denver fan Gail Barton at a convention, and they married in 1978. Since that time, he’s been active in many aspects of fandom, and he and Gail have accumulated... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor

4:00pm

Worldbuilding: Things Every Writer Should Know
From global issues like realistically dealing with different gravities to details around social interactions, our panelists talk about worldbuilding do’s and don’ts every writer should know.

Moderators
LJ

Lou J. Berger

Lou J. Berger lives in Denver with three kids, three Sheltie dogs and a kink-tailed cat with nefarious intent. He's an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, has been professionally published in short form and is writing his first novel, a non-genre YA... Read More →

Participants
CF

Cynthia Felice

At 5′10″ Cynthia Felice is hard to miss. She frequently carries a backpack instead of a purse, and enjoys meeting new people and seeing old friends. Among her solo SF novels are Godsfire, The Sunbound, Eclipses, Downtime, Nocturne, The Khan’s Persuasion, and Iceman, and Water... Read More →
HB

Hilari Bell

Hilari Bell writes SF and fantasy for kids and teens, and with 22 books published she thinks it should be getting easier, but it never does. Could that have something to do with her? Surely not.
NL

Nathan Lowell

Nathan Lowell is the creator of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper as well as the fantasy world of Lammas Wood. He is a full time, self-published author with 11 novels, a handful of short stories, and a novella to his credit. His latest book—In Ashes Born—released in October... Read More →
SP

Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF)—brand manager and lead writer/designer for the Savage Rifts product line for Pinnacle Entertainment—has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. He's worked on Star... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor

5:00pm

Pantsing vs Plotting
How to structure a story, or not. What are the differences between plotting or pantsing—also known as ‘discovery writing’? Are there pros to one over the other? Can you do both?

Moderators
TH

Thea Hutcheson

Lois Tilton of Locus Magazine said Thea Hutcheson's work "is sensual, fertile, with seed quickening on every page. Well done..." As Thea Hutcheson, her work has appeared in such places as Hot Blood XI, Fatal Attractions, where her story, "Not a Meat Puppet, a Magic Puppet," garnered... Read More →

Participants
AH

Amalie Howard

Amalie Howard is the award-winning author of YA novels acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Bloodspell was a #1 Amazon bestseller and Bloodcraft was a national IPPY... Read More →
SL

Stant Litore

Stant Litore is the author of the series The Zombie Bible, which retells history (and the Bible) as a series of encounters with the restless dead, as well as The Ansible Stories, in which twenty-fifth century Islamic explorers become trapped in alien bodies on alien worlds. Litore... Read More →
WC

W.J. Cherf

W.J. Cherf, author of the time traveling series The Manuscripts of the Richards' Trust, writes historical science fiction for people who are looking for a wild ride, enjoy lively description, and an involved plot. Cherf wants them to walk away exhausted from the adventure, with the... Read More →
WH

Warren Hammond

Warren Hammond is known for his gritty, futuristic KOP series, of which the third book, KOP Killer, won the 2012 Colorado Book Award for best mystery. Warren's latest novel, Tides of Maritinia, released in December 2014. His first book independent of the KOP series, Tides is a spy... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor

6:00pm

A Gentle Critique of Critique Groups
A good critique group can be incredibly valuable to a writer, but they aren’t for everyone. How can you find or organize good ones, and recognize what kind is right for you—if any?

Moderators
EM

Emily Mah (EM Tippetts)

Emily Mah (aka EM Tippetts, the chick lit author) is the author of the books Restless Earth, Blessing Sky, and Cleansing Fire, and video blogs for Black Gate. She is the owner of EM Tippetts Book Designs, which provides editing, formatting, and cover design services for indie authors... Read More →

Participants
CK

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.
EB

Edward Bryant

Edward Bryant has spent more than four decades as an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction, reviewer, teacher, screenwriter, editor, mentor, and friend of MileHiCon. A recipient of two Nebula Awards, he received the American Mystery Award for Best Critic in 1989. His oft-reprinted... Read More →
avatar for F. P.  Dorchak

F. P. Dorchak

Author, Wailing Loon
F. P. (Frank) Dorchak writes gritty, realistic paranormal fiction that delves into the supernatural, the unexplained, and the metaphysical. Frank is published in the U.S., Canada, and the Czech Republic with short stories, non-fiction articles, and five novels, Voice, Psychic, ERO... Read More →
HB

Hilari Bell

Hilari Bell writes SF and fantasy for kids and teens, and with 22 books published she thinks it should be getting easier, but it never does. Could that have something to do with her? Surely not.


Friday October 28, 2016 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Wind River A Ground Floor

8:00pm

Working with Small Presses to Help Build Your Name
The publishing world has exploded beyond New York. Hear different ways small presses can help new and experienced authors build their name and careers.

Moderators
avatar for A.M. Burns

A.M. Burns

Writer, Out In Colorado Writers
A.M. Burns lives in the Colorado Rockies with his partner, several dogs, cats, horses, and birds. When he’s not writing, he’s often fixing fences, splitting wood, hiking in the mountains, or flying his hawks. He’s enjoyed writing since he was in high school, but it wasn’t... Read More →

Participants
EM

Emily Mah (EM Tippetts)

Emily Mah (aka EM Tippetts, the chick lit author) is the author of the books Restless Earth, Blessing Sky, and Cleansing Fire, and video blogs for Black Gate. She is the owner of EM Tippetts Book Designs, which provides editing, formatting, and cover design services for indie authors... Read More →
JM

Jane M. H. Bigelow

Jane M. H. Bigelow loves speculative fiction, archeology, history, travel, music, and gardening. She has published one novel, Talisman, several short stories, and articles involving all the above, although not all at once. Masques of Darkover, published in May 2017, included her fourth... Read More →
PS

Patrick Swenson

Patrick Swenson edited Talebones Magazine for 14 years, and he still runs Fairwood Press, a book line, which began in 2000. A graduate of Clarion West, his first novel, The Ultra Thin Man, appeared from Tor in 2014. The sequel, The Ultra Big Sleep, appeared this summer. He has sold... Read More →
SU

Sarena Ulibarri

Sarena Ulibarri is editor-in-chief of World Weaver Press. Her short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, The Molotov Cocktail, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Clarion Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, and earned an M.F.A. from... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor
 
Saturday, October 29
 

10:00am

Dr. Whoniverse Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

A workshop for Whovians wanting to try their hand at writing fan fiction. First we’ll explore the legends of Gallifrey, the Timelords, and the Doctor. Then we will revisit those legends using Joseph Campbell’s ideas of the Hero’s Journey and the Monomyth to learn the secret to writing a great Doctor Who story. Lastly we’ll dive into the Character Generation and Worldbuilding Lab where we’ll create new characters, settings, and plot lines to inspire your future writing. Please bring your preferred writing tools. Suitable for preteens and up.

Moderators
RB

Richard Blake

Richard Blake is a full-time father and part-time educator who spends his life embracing the bleeding and bludgeoning edges of both science fiction and science education. As his alter ego Dok Science, Richard designs and delivers scifi-inspired STEM and writing programs to local elementary... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 11:50am
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

11:00am

Going Indie: Is It For You?
A frank discussion of what it takes to be an independent or hybrid author, from producing your own books, cover art, ebooks and more

Moderators
EM

Emily Mah (EM Tippetts)

Emily Mah (aka EM Tippetts, the chick lit author) is the author of the books Restless Earth, Blessing Sky, and Cleansing Fire, and video blogs for Black Gate. She is the owner of EM Tippetts Book Designs, which provides editing, formatting, and cover design services for indie authors... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Blair MacGregor

Blair MacGregor

Writer, Speaker, Teacher
Blair MacGregor writes fantasy novels—adventurous, epic, and dark. Her short stories have appeared in Cicada and Writers of the Future. She’s a graduate of Viable Paradise, chair of SFWA's Self-Publishing Committee, and works with StoryBundle as an author and curator. Blair holds... Read More →
DH

Doug Hawk

Doug Hawk, now retired from a public relations career, writes horror and adventure novels that are published online. Much of his fiction focuses on the fictional Colorado towns of Crystal Wells, Coronado, and Shavano.
JV

Joshua Viola

Joshua Viola is an author, artist, and video game developer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smurfs). In addition to creating a transmedia franchise around The Bane of Yoto, honored with more than a dozen awards, he is the author of Blackstar, a tie-in novel based on the discography of... Read More →
SY

Stan Yan

Stan Yan is a Denver-based writer/illustrator and instructor who is probably best known as the “zombie caricature guy.” His work has been seen in Westword, and his recent credits include writing and/or illustrating for The Wang, SubCulture, Show Devils, and Vincent Price Presents... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Wind River A Ground Floor

11:00am

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

Moderators
MA

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
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

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... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Freelance Writer/Editor
Bestselling author and Hugo-nominated editor of THE MARTIAN, PREDATOR: IF IT BLEEDS, THE SAGA OF DAVI RHII, THE X-FILES: "Border Time", INFINITE STARS, JOE LEDGER: UNSTOPPABLE, THE MONSTER HUNTER FILES and many more.
JR

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... Read More →

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

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... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Five Ways To Give Your Writing Razzle-Dazzle
Plotting and characters are crucial, but above and beyond that, there are ways to give your writing that memorable touch, that razzle-dazzle. Come get tips from award winner Connie Willis.

Moderators
CW

Connie Willis

Connie Willis’ latest book is Crosstalk. Other works include The Best of Connie Willis, Blackout/All Clear (winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for best novel), Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Bellwether, Passage, Remake, Fire Watch, Impossible Things, Miracle, Inside... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Grand Mesa

2:00pm

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

Moderators
JV

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... Read More →

Participants
EJ

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... Read More →
JC

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.
avatar for John Varley

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... Read More →
LG

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... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Mixing Mythology in Modern Fantasy
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.

Moderators
CW

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 →

Guests of Honor
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

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... Read More →

Participants
CK

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.
DA

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... Read More →
MH

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... Read More →


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

5:00pm

Editing 101 for Writers
A brief introduction to editing for writers—how can you most effectively edit your work and what common pitfalls should you be aware of?



Moderators
avatar for Gary Piserchio

Gary Piserchio

Gary Piserchio, a native of Denver, writes both short- and long-form genre fiction. He's had three short stories published in the past year including (with his writing partner) one of ten stories that made it into the 2016 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds anthology. His other fiction... Read More →

Participants
AH

Angie Hodapp

Angie Hodapp holds an MA in English and is a graduate of the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. She is a 2012 Writers of the Future semifinalist and has taught writing for Writer's Digest University as well as at local writing conferences. She works at Nelson Literary... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Freelance Writer/Editor
Bestselling author and Hugo-nominated editor of THE MARTIAN, PREDATOR: IF IT BLEEDS, THE SAGA OF DAVI RHII, THE X-FILES: "Border Time", INFINITE STARS, JOE LEDGER: UNSTOPPABLE, THE MONSTER HUNTER FILES and many more.
RL

Rebecca Lyons

Rebecca Lyons is a writer, editor, and long-time fan who has most recently published in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination and Halloween Forevermore. She lives in the Denver area with five furry beasts and, when she’s not writing or reading, spends her time gardening, making jewelry... Read More →
WC

W.J. Cherf

W.J. Cherf, author of the time traveling series The Manuscripts of the Richards' Trust, writes historical science fiction for people who are looking for a wild ride, enjoy lively description, and an involved plot. Cherf wants them to walk away exhausted from the adventure, with the... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor

5:00pm

Politics, Not Polemics
Political structure is part of a society. How can you incorporate it into your worldbuilding without becoming preachy, boring, shrill, or unrealistic?

Moderators
CW

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 →

Participants
EM

Emily Mah (EM Tippetts)

Emily Mah (aka EM Tippetts, the chick lit author) is the author of the books Restless Earth, Blessing Sky, and Cleansing Fire, and video blogs for Black Gate. She is the owner of EM Tippetts Book Designs, which provides editing, formatting, and cover design services for indie authors... Read More →
EK

Eytan Kollin

Born when Star Trek was new, Eytan Kollin had a typical American public school education—pretending to learn from people pretending to teach. He indulged in other seminal activities for a future sci-fi author: role-playing games, drugs, sex, movies, TV, sex, and lots of reading... Read More →
JM

Jane M. H. Bigelow

Jane M. H. Bigelow loves speculative fiction, archeology, history, travel, music, and gardening. She has published one novel, Talisman, several short stories, and articles involving all the above, although not all at once. Masques of Darkover, published in May 2017, included her fourth... Read More →
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Nathan Beauchamp

Nathan Beauchamp is the award-winning author of the Universe Eventual series which includes Chimera, Helios, and Ceres. His short fiction has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including Clones: The Anthology and Exigencies from Dark House Press, Spark: A Creative... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor

7:00pm

Getting the Science Right
A general how-to and why-to panel on getting the science right in your fiction from participants with varying fields of expertise. Bring your questions, they’ve got answers!



Moderators
avatar for Dr Erin Macdonald

Dr Erin Macdonald

Erin Macdonald holds a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Glasgow. After working as a postdoctoral researcher for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, she moved back to her roots in Colorado to pursue science education. She has worked as an educator at the Denver Museum for... Read More →

Participants
DT

Dr. Tim Slater

Dr. Tim Slater is a professor at the University of Wyoming where he holds the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair for Science Education. A member of the UW Physics and Astronomy Department, he is an expert in education and public outreach in astronomy and space sciences... Read More →
EK

Eytan Kollin

Born when Star Trek was new, Eytan Kollin had a typical American public school education—pretending to learn from people pretending to teach. He indulged in other seminal activities for a future sci-fi author: role-playing games, drugs, sex, movies, TV, sex, and lots of reading... Read More →
avatar for John Varley

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... Read More →
WM

Wil McCarthy

Having been a novelist, journalist, engineer, inventor, business executive, bartender, poet, husband, father, boyfriend, and boy-toy, Wil McCarthy has made a pretty good sweep of the buffet table of life. And now, as with any buffet, he needs to figure out what he's getting for seconds... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor

7:00pm

Reimagining History with the Living Dead
Just add zombies—how would history change with the living dead walking among us?

Moderators
SL

Stant Litore

Stant Litore is the author of the series The Zombie Bible, which retells history (and the Bible) as a series of encounters with the restless dead, as well as The Ansible Stories, in which twenty-fifth century Islamic explorers become trapped in alien bodies on alien worlds. Litore... Read More →

Participants
AS

Aaron Spriggs

Aaron Spriggs is the eldest love child of a couple who eloped and are still happily married. Aaron studies many sciences, including arachnology, cryptozoology, entomology, and zoology. He’s in an active signed band, so technically he’s a rock star. Yes, he’s the living embodiment... Read More →
CB

Chris Barili

Chris Barili's fiction has appeared in anthologies by Zombies Need Brains LLC and Skywarrior Books, as well as on Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry, Quantum Fairy Tales, Evil Girlfriend Media, and The Western Online (as T.C. Barlow). He is author of the Hell's Butcher dark fantasy... Read More →
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DeAnna Knippling

DeAnna Knippling is obsessed with zombies, Alice in Wonderland, and (currently) those prim and proper scam artists, the Victorians. Her latest book, Alice's Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts, combines all three. She does a lot of ghostwriting and has been known... Read More →
SL

Shannon Lawrence

Shannon Lawrence writes in her dungeon when her minions allow, often accompanied by her familiars. She writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in several anthologies and magazines, including The Deep Dark Woods, Devolution Z, and Ember. When she's not writing... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor

8:00pm

Guilty Pleasures: Best Bad Stuff I Like
What separates something bad that you like from something too wretched to be enjoyable?

Moderators
CV

Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times-bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty. Her next novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John Joseph Adams Books. She's written... Read More →

Participants
avatar for F. P.  Dorchak

F. P. Dorchak

Author, Wailing Loon
F. P. (Frank) Dorchak writes gritty, realistic paranormal fiction that delves into the supernatural, the unexplained, and the metaphysical. Frank is published in the U.S., Canada, and the Czech Republic with short stories, non-fiction articles, and five novels, Voice, Psychic, ERO... Read More →
JC

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.
RA

Rachael Acks

Rachael Acks is a writer, geologist and dapper AF. Ze's written for Six to Start and been published in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction and more. Rachael lives in Denver with zir two furry little bastards, where ze twirls zir mustache, watches movies, and bikes... Read More →
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Van Aaron Hughes

Van Aaron Hughes is the author of "The Long View" (F&SF, March-April 2013), “The Body Pirate" (forthcoming in F&SF), and "The Dualist," a Writers of the Future Contest winner published in Writers of the Future Vol. 27. His fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor

8:00pm

Who’s The Real Monster?
From supernatural terrors to real-life horrors, who are the real monsters? Is it serial killers or the vampire down the street? How does literature and/or film explore this?

Moderators
DH

Doug Hawk

Doug Hawk, now retired from a public relations career, writes horror and adventure novels that are published online. Much of his fiction focuses on the fictional Colorado towns of Crystal Wells, Coronado, and Shavano.

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... Read More →

Participants
BY

Brenna Yovanoff

Brenna Yovanoff was raised in a barn, a tent, and a tepee, and was homeschooled until high school. She spent her formative years in Arkansas, in a town heavily populated by snakes, where sometimes they would drop turkeys out of the sky. When she was five, she moved to Colorado, where... Read More →
DD

David Dvorkin

David Dvorkin was born in England, lived in South Africa, and attended high school and college in the U.S. He now lives in Denver, Colorado. He has worked as an aerospace engineer, software developer, and technical writer. He is the author of a number of novels—science fiction... Read More →
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Nicole Godfrey

Nicole Godfrey is a writer who, along with her furry children, calls beautiful Colorado home. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska. and has lived in Florida and Tennessee. Her writing started with poetry, leading to her first publication at the age of 12. She has two short stories published... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor
 
Sunday, October 30
 

11:00am

Give Them Credit: Do SF Stories Avoid Dealing with Money?
A lot of science fiction stories seem to avoid dealing with money. If they do at all, it’s pften "credits." What stories embrace cash? Cosmic banking? Insurance companies? How do you repossess a spaceship?

Moderators
NL

Nathan Lowell

Nathan Lowell is the creator of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper as well as the fantasy world of Lammas Wood. He is a full time, self-published author with 11 novels, a handful of short stories, and a novella to his credit. His latest book—In Ashes Born—released in October... Read More →

Participants
CF

Cynthia Felice

At 5′10″ Cynthia Felice is hard to miss. She frequently carries a backpack instead of a purse, and enjoys meeting new people and seeing old friends. Among her solo SF novels are Godsfire, The Sunbound, Eclipses, Downtime, Nocturne, The Khan’s Persuasion, and Iceman, and Water... Read More →
MG

Michael Grossberg

Michael Grossberg founded the Libertarian Futurist Society (www.lfs.org) in 1982 to sustain the Prometheus Awards for pro-freedom science fiction. He chairs its best novel judging. An award-winning journalist at newspapers in Texas, Indiana, California, and Ohio, notably The Columbus... 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... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor

12:00pm

31 Flavors of Dystopia
It’s not all nuclear-scorched post-apocalypses a la The Road; sometimes dystopia can be more subtle. From Fahrenheit 451 to V for Vendetta, The Windup Girl to The Hunger Games, what are different forms a dystopia can take?

Moderators
RF

Richard Friesen

Richard Friesen's first novel, The Tower of Dreams, came out in January 2016. The second novel in the series, Oathbound Sisters, came out in August, and the third, An Uncivil War, is available for pre-sale now.

Participants
avatar for Evangeline Denmark

Evangeline Denmark

Authors Row
Evangeline Denmark writes fiction with hints of whimsy, glimmers of fantasy, and strokes of the supernatural. Her debut novel, Curio, was an RT Reviews Top Pick. USA Today called the world-building “two levels of genius.” A steampunk fantasy with shades of The Wild, Wild West... Read More →
EK

Eytan Kollin

Born when Star Trek was new, Eytan Kollin had a typical American public school education—pretending to learn from people pretending to teach. He indulged in other seminal activities for a future sci-fi author: role-playing games, drugs, sex, movies, TV, sex, and lots of reading... Read More →
JB

John Barnes

John Barnes has 31 commercially published and two self-published novels, some of them to his credit, along with hundreds of magazine articles, short stories, blog posts, and encyclopedia articles. Most of his life he has written professionally, and for much of it he has been some... Read More →
WH

Warren Hammond

Warren Hammond is known for his gritty, futuristic KOP series, of which the third book, KOP Killer, won the 2012 Colorado Book Award for best mystery. Warren's latest novel, Tides of Maritinia, released in December 2014. His first book independent of the KOP series, Tides is a spy... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor

1:00pm

Characters That Don’t Suck
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?

Moderators
CW

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 →

Participants
EG

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 →
JE

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 →
JB

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 →
SB

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

1:00pm

The Survival Game
Join Sue and Amalie for an interactive game with prizes. Answer “what if”: your best friend turns into a zombie? You were the last person on Earth? You discovered a new species of animal? Learn how Sue and Amalie used “what if” questions in their novels. Attendees will also come up with their own “what if” scenarios.

Participants
AH

Amalie Howard

Amalie Howard is the award-winning author of YA novels acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Bloodspell was a #1 Amazon bestseller and Bloodcraft was a national IPPY... Read More →
SD

Sue Duff

Sue Duff dreamed of dragons and spaceships before she could read and combines fantasy and sci fi in her breakout series, The Weir Chronicles, with the first three books in the five book series—Fade to Black, Masks and Mirrors and Sleight of Hand—available wherever books are sold... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

3:00pm

Traumatized Heroes & Other Mental Health Issues in SF/F/H
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?

Moderators
EG

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 →

Participants
avatar for Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Freelance Writer/Editor
Bestselling author and Hugo-nominated editor of THE MARTIAN, PREDATOR: IF IT BLEEDS, THE SAGA OF DAVI RHII, THE X-FILES: "Border Time", INFINITE STARS, JOE LEDGER: UNSTOPPABLE, THE MONSTER HUNTER FILES and many more.
GH

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... Read More →
JA

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... Read More →
MA

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... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Humor and Satire in SF
Humor and satire can be great flavorings that add a lot to your science fictional souffle. How do you avoid it falling flat from incorrect applications?

Moderators
MD

Marie DesJardin

Marie DesJardin writes both humorous and dramatic science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history. Forms and fields range from flash fiction to epic-length novels to screenplays. Credits include Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Apokrupha, Compelling Science Fiction, Flash Fiction... Read More →

Participants
DD

David Dvorkin

David Dvorkin was born in England, lived in South Africa, and attended high school and college in the U.S. He now lives in Denver, Colorado. He has worked as an aerospace engineer, software developer, and technical writer. He is the author of a number of novels—science fiction... Read More →
JM

Jane M. H. Bigelow

Jane M. H. Bigelow loves speculative fiction, archeology, history, travel, music, and gardening. She has published one novel, Talisman, several short stories, and articles involving all the above, although not all at once. Masques of Darkover, published in May 2017, included her fourth... Read More →
JE

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 →
SU

Sarena Ulibarri

Sarena Ulibarri is editor-in-chief of World Weaver Press. Her short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, The Molotov Cocktail, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Clarion Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, and earned an M.F.A. from... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor

4:00pm

NanoWriMo Meetup and Support Group
You’ve heard of it, you know people who’ve done it—should you (should everyone?) try it once? Hear from people who’ve done (and won) NaNoWriMo and ask questions.



Moderators
RH

R.K. Hageman

R.K. Hageman is an ESL instructor, spinner, weaver, and writer working on a series of murder-mystery novels set in a mythical Colorado mountain college town, where the amateur sleuth/protagonist is the newest history professor. She has participated in NaNoWriMo events four times and... Read More →

Participants
RD

Robin D. Owens

RITA® Award-winning novelist Robin D. Owens credits the telepathic cat with attitude in selling her first futuristic/fantasy romance, HeartMate, published December 2001. She's written fifteen books in the series. She wrote eight books for Luna, including a three book series set in... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Wind River A Ground Floor

4:00pm

Short Stories: Lifeblood & Experimental Laboratory of the Genre World
Novels of increasing length and series seem to be taking over the shelves, but a lot of the experimentation and envelope-pushing still takes place in short stories.



Moderators
EB

Edward Bryant

Edward Bryant has spent more than four decades as an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction, reviewer, teacher, screenwriter, editor, mentor, and friend of MileHiCon. A recipient of two Nebula Awards, he received the American Mystery Award for Best Critic in 1989. His oft-reprinted... Read More →

Participants
CV

Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times-bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty. Her next novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John Joseph Adams Books. She's written... Read More →
CW

Connie Willis

Connie Willis’ latest book is Crosstalk. Other works include The Best of Connie Willis, Blackout/All Clear (winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for best novel), Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Bellwether, Passage, Remake, Fire Watch, Impossible Things, Miracle, Inside... Read More →
JC

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.
SK

Sam Knight

As well as being distribution manager for WordFire Press, Sam Knight is senior editor for Villainous Press, and the author of four children’s books, three short story collections, two novels, and more than two dozen short stories, including two media tie-ins co-authored with Kevin... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor

4:00pm

The Villain Complex: For Best Results, Don’t Keep ‘Em Simple
Snidely Whiplash worked great for a kids cartoon, but your literary villain needs more than Saturday  morning appeal. “They’re eeevil” just isn’t enough—you need complexity and depth.

Moderators
SD

Sue Duff

Sue Duff dreamed of dragons and spaceships before she could read and combines fantasy and sci fi in her breakout series, The Weir Chronicles, with the first three books in the five book series—Fade to Black, Masks and Mirrors and Sleight of Hand—available wherever books are sold... Read More →

Guests of Honor
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

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... Read More →

Participants
AH

A.G. Henley

A.G. Henley is a contributor to Wicked Ink Books' 2016 anthology, TICK TOCK: Seven Tales of Time, and the author of the Amazon best-selling Brilliant Darkness series. The first book in the series, The Scourge, was a 2016 Library Journal SELF-e Selection and a finalist for the 2013... Read More →
avatar for Blair MacGregor

Blair MacGregor

Writer, Speaker, Teacher
Blair MacGregor writes fantasy novels—adventurous, epic, and dark. Her short stories have appeared in Cicada and Writers of the Future. She’s a graduate of Viable Paradise, chair of SFWA's Self-Publishing Committee, and works with StoryBundle as an author and curator. Blair holds... Read More →
IB

Ian Brazee-Cannon

Ian Brazee-Cannon is a writer, film maker, game designer, podcaster, and father. His short stories have been published in The Fifth Di..., Wondrous Web Worlds, Forgotten Worlds, Tales of the Talisman, May-December Publications' anthology, Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy, and the shared... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor