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Saturday, June 3 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sexual Identity in Speculative Fiction

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Have we finally reached an era when the protagontist's sexual identity has no affect on the book's readability? Or do queer characters still run the risk of marginalizing the book into a "niche" shelf?

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Quincy J. Allen

Author
Quincy J. Allen has been published in multiple anthologies, online and print magazines, as well as in one omnibus. His steampunk version of Steampelstiltskin is under contract with Fairy Punk Studios, and he’s written for the Internet radio show RadioSteam. His novel Chemical Burn—a... Read More →
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Samantha Dunaway Bryant

Literary Guest
Superhero novelist, feminist, teacher, classic and cult movie buff, mother of daughters and dogs. Get my Menopausal Superhero series from my table at the convention! Find me online http://samanthabryant.com Twitter @mirymom1 Instagram @samanthabryantauthor Facebook @samanthaduna... Read More →
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Rick Gualtieri

Author - Westmarch Publishing
Rick Gualtieri loves adventure, snarky dialogue, and mayhem. So it's only natural that his bestselling Tome of Bill series kicks the mired status quo of vampire fiction straight in the teeth with its mix of supernatural chaos and sharp-tongued geeky humor. It's time to make the undead... Read More →
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Margaret S. McGraw

Editor/Author
Margaret S. McGraw is co-editor of two anthologies about the wildest West that never was: Weird Wild West (eSpec Books, 2015) and Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books, 2017). Her story "Rainmaker" appears in Lawless Lands, and “Stasis” appears in the benefit... Read More →
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Michael G. Williams

Geek Life
Michael G. Williams writes wry horror and science fiction noir: stories of monsters, macabre humor, alienation, subverted expectations, and the families we forge out of friends and allies. He is the author of three series for Falstaff Books: The Withrow Chronicles, including Perishables... Read More →


Saturday June 3, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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