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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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Judy Black

Fan, New Media
Judy Black is a writer who makes her home in Atlanta, Ga. She loves games, books, cats, and most things with caffeine. Her current series, The Finnegan Cabinet of Aberrations, is published with Falstaff Books. You can watch her Tabletop RPG group on Roll For Trouble... Read More →
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Nickie Jamison

Literary Guest
Nickie Jamison wrote her first full-length novel at age 10 – that creative endeavor sparked her desire to begin a writing career. Her stories dabble in and blend many different genres; science fiction, fantasy, romance, erotica, poetry, horror...whatever captures her fancy. Ms... Read More →
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Maya Preisler

Geek Life
Maya Preisler has been creating art and telling stories since she was old enough to hold a pen, writing and illustrating her first science fiction novel at age eight. Her art has been featured on book covers, convention badges and in numerous art shows. Her professional credits include... Read More →
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Shannon Strucci

Film/Media/TV, New Media
Shannon Strucci is a filmmaker and podcast host known for her webseries FAKE FRIENDS, a series on parasocial relationships, her role as a player and host on the teen superhero body horror actual play podcast Critical Bits, and her role as film correspondent on the podcast Struggle... Read More →
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Michael G. Williams

Writing
Michael G. Williams writes horror, urban fantasy, and science fiction: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He’s the author of three series for Falstaff Books: the award-winning vampire series The Withrow Chronicles; Through the Doors of Oblivion, the... Read More →


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