Saturday, May 18 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Often the best conversations at a convention are the ones that carry over after a panel. Here we have provided a space for authors, editors, agents, and our partners to share their expertise in intimate meetings. These can either be a one-on-one about an area of expertise such as hypnotism, sailing, or contract law. Or it could be an offer to talk shop such as brainstorming sticky plot points, world-building dilemmas, or how to set up book tours.

Available topics this hour are:
  • Copyright, Trademark, Fair Use, and Parody Law
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Questions
  • Author Websites - From Set Up to Fix Up
  • Querying x2
  • Networking
  • Working with Agents and Editors
  • Writing Sex in SF (craft)
  • Working with Editors
  • Working with Actors
  • MFAs, Workshops, and Clarion (Oh my!)
  • Early Music
  • Invented Religions
  • Dragons
  • Medieval farming
  • Book Cover Design
  • Cover Consult
  • Writing and Selling Middle Grade
  • Writing Science Fiction and Social Fiction
  • Podcasts and Audio Dramas in SFF

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Eddie Louise

Writer of the hit audio-drama podcast THE TALES OF SAGE AND SAVANT and the tie-in novel TransMIGRATIONS from Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Hit me up for all things mad science, time-travel, and scripted audio-dramas.
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Tara Smith

PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
Tara Smith is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her PhD explores how science fiction can be used to affect social change. Her Honours Thesis examined the ecological messages within Frank Herbert's Dune series. Tara hopes that her work can help science fiction... Read More →
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Jenn Reese

Author & Cover Designer
JENN REESE (she/her) writes speculative fiction for readers of all ages. Her next middle grade book, A Game of Fox & Squirrels, is coming from Henry Holt BYR in April 2020. Her short fiction has appeared in F&SF, Fireside, Analog, DSF, Strange Horizons, and the World Fantasy Award-winning... Read More →
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Diana M. Pho

Editor, Tor Books
Diana M. Pho is a two-time Hugo Award-nominated editor at Tor Books. Books she has edited have gone on to win the Thriller Award (Steeplejack by A. J. Hartley, for Best YA), and the Ditmar Award (Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer, for Best Novel) and to become award finalists... Read More →
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Andy Duncan

Associate Professor, Frostburg State University
I have been publishing science fiction and fantasy at the short story, novelette and novella lengths since 1997, receiving a Nebula Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and three World Fantasy Awards. I have taught undergraduate writing since 1993. I attended Clarion West in... Read More →
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K. M. Szpara

K.M. Szpara is a queer and trans author who lives in Baltimore, MD, with a tiny dog. Kellan's debut alt-/near-future novel, DOCILE (Spring 2020, Tor.com Publishing), explores the snowballing debt crisis, consent, and privilege, and can be described as "really gay". He is the author... Read More →
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Alex Bird Tillson

Writer & Entertainment Lawyer
Alex Bird Tillson is an Irish-Puerto Rican speculative fiction writer who graduated with a Journalism degree and Juris Doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington. After fifteen years of entertainment law practice in Los Angeles, Alex now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida with... Read More →
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Rachel Hartman

Rachel Hartman is the author of the NYT bestselling YA fantasy SERAPHINA and its sequel SHADOW SCALE. Her most recent book, TESS OF THE ROAD, was just nominated for the Andre Norton and Lodestar Awards. Rachel lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. In her free time she sings... Read More →

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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