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Saturday, June 4 • 9:00pm - 9:55pm
Skeletons In The Closet: Handling the Ugly Truths in Alternate History

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Alternate history and Steampunk tend to favor the 1800s with airships and fantastic contraptions. But how do you write about that era while acknowledging its ugly truths like colonialism, racism, misogyny, slavery, indentured servitude and genocide? Can you tell a fun story while not ignoring or downplaying the realities of the past?

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Tamsin Silver

Author
TAMSIN SILVER is a Fantasy author currently based out of Albuquerque, NM. Her Historical Fantasy works include three books in the Untold Legends series with Falstaff Books (3rd book out in 2021). Her Urban Fantasy works include the Windfire saga, Mark of the Necromancer, novellas based on her... Read More →

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Sarah Adams

Associate Professor, Azusa Pacific University
Sarah Joy Adams is the author, with Emily Lavin Leverett, of Winter's Heir, Book 2 of the Eisteddfod Chronicles and its predecessor, Changeling's Fall. Both books are published by Falstaff Books. She is putting the final touches on a novel about berserkers in Buffalo, NY. When she... Read More →
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R.S. Belcher

Writing
R.S. (Rod) Belcher is an award-winning newspaper and magazine editor and journalist, as well as an author of short and long fiction in a number of genres. Rod has been a private investigator, a DJ, a comic book store owner and has degrees in criminal law, psychology and justice and... Read More →
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David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson

Author, Writing
As D.B. Jackson (http://www.DBJackson-Author.com), he is the author of the time travel/epic fantasy series, The Islevale Cycle (Time’s Children, Time’s Demon, and Time’s Assassin). He also writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a series set in pre-Revolutionary Boston that combines elements of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical... Read More →
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Gail Z. Martin

Author, Writing
Gail Z. Martin is the author of Scourge: A Darkhurst Novel, from Solaris Books. Gail is also the author of Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel and Trifles and Folly 1: A Deadly Curiosities Collection, the latest in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC; Shadow and Flame is the fourth... Read More →
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Larry N. Martin

Writing
Larry N. Martin writes and co-authors science fiction, steampunk, and urban fantasy for Solaris Books, Falstaff Books and SOL Publishing. His newest book is The Splintered Crown, a portal gaming fantasy. He also is the author of Salvage Rat, the first in a new space opera series.Together... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 9:00pm - 9:55pm EDT
Carolina A/B