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Friday, June 2 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Being Alternative in Fandom

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For all our trans, LGBTQ and generally "alternative" fans. Discussion of how SF/F has helped you on your journey.

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Tig Pollum

Fan
Tig is a geek of all trades. From Star Wars to Doctor Who, tabletop to video games, there isn't much she isn't into. She has a deep passion for costuming, having majored in costume design in college, and particularly loves historical and period costumes. Tig is fortunate enough to... Read More →

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Nickie Jamison

Literary Guest
Nickie Jamison is the secret identity of Ora J. McGuire. She is a writer of LGBTQ+ erotica and romance blended with sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Ora’s hobbies include gaming, fan-girling, and doing marathons…on Netflix. She also vlogs about life, makeup, and KonMari decluttering... Read More →
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Andrea Judy

Fan
Andrea Judy is a writer who makes her home in Atlanta, Ga. Passionate about language, she writes in multiple genres, and has had poems and short stories appear in various literary magazines as well as in several anthologies. She also studies and writes about fandom and video games... Read More →
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Maya Preisler

Artist Guest
www.mayarenee.com, facebook.com/artofmayarenee, and twitter.com/mayapreisler">Maya Preisler is a professional artist, author, editor, and gamer. A published author and illustrator, she has been creating art and telling stories since she was old enough to hold a pen. Her creations have graced book covers, convention badges, and art shows throughout the southeast... Read More →
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Shannon Strucci

Film/Media/TV, StrucciMovies
I am an editor and videographer best known for “SO YOU WANNA BE A FILM NERD”, an educational webseries on film culture and history focusing on accessibility, approachability, and anti-elitism. I also publish video essays on art and media other than film, have written narrative... 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 →


Friday June 2, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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