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Saturday, June 4 • 5:00pm - 5:55pm
It's Been Done (But Not Like This!)

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Some ideas have just been done to death. Evert slush pile contains characters we’ve all seen before, storylines that are sadly familiar, and plot twists that were worn out fifty years ago. But, just when you think an idea is completely exhausted, someone will come along with a fresh take makes it seem exciting again. What’s the trick to making something old seem new again?

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James Maxey

James Maxey’s mother warned him that reading all those comic books would warp his mind. She was right. Now an adult who can’t stop daydreaming, James is unsuited for decent work and ekes out a pittance writing down demented fantasies about masked women, fiery dragons, and monkeys. Oh god, so many monkeys. | | In an effort to figure out how Superman could fly, James read books by Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould and Stephen Hawking. Turns... Read More →

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Jake Bible

Bram Stoker Award nominated-novelist, short story writer, independent screenwriter, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, Jake has entertained thousands with his horror and sci/fi tales. He reaches audiences of all ages with his uncanny ability to write a wide range of characters and genres. Jake is the author of the bestselling Z-Burbia series set in Asheville, NC, the Apex Trilogy (DEAD MECH, The Americans, Metal and Ash) and the Mega... Read More →
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Kelly Lockhart

Baen Books
ConCarolinas co-founder Kelly Lockhart has been a regular presence on the convention scene since he was a teenager back in the mid-80s. Over the years, he has done a little bit of everything in fandom: running costume contests, art shows, consuites, computer gaming rooms, working with the media, helping out with parades, overseeing convention operations, co-chairing a WorldCon bid, serving on multiple con committees, and being a panelist and... Read More →
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Allen L. Wold

Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, where he began writing teeny little stories at age seven when he discovered an old portable typewriter. They’re in a file cabinet somewhere. He finished high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full time writer. In 1986, he... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 5:00pm - 5:55pm
Carolina A/B

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