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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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Nickie Jamison

Fan
Nickie Jamison is one pseudonym for Ora J. McGuire. Ora wrote her first full-length novel at age 10 – that creative endeavor sparked the desire to pursue a career in writing. Her stories dabble in and blend many different genres; science fiction, fantasy, romance, contemporary, poetry, and horror... 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 game... Read More →
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Maya Preisler

Artist Guest
Maya Preisler is a professional artist, blogger, editor, and gamer with twenty-four years of convention experience. She is a published illustrator whose art has been featured at various art shows and conventions. Her poetry and writing have been published in various literary magazines and her website received international attention in the early 2000s. As a gamer, Maya was one of only two women ever inducted into a local gaming clan (the other being her sister) and spent ten years as an administrator and tech for LAN gaming at conventions. She is a professional game demonstrator for No Ordinary Gamers and an MIB for Steve Jackson Games. Maya has a BFA from UNC Charlotte and currently works several freelance jobs as an artist, illustrator, and designer and volunteers as a staffer at multiple conventions. You can find her online... 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 narrativ... Read More →
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Michael G. Williams

Paranormal
Writer, gamer, athlete, LGBTQ activist & advocate. | | Michael G. Williams writes wry suburban horror: stories of monsters, macabre humor and the deceptively picturesque. He is the author of the novels PERISHABLES (2012 Laine Cunningham Novel Award), TOOTH & NAIL, DEAL WITH... Read More →


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