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Saturday, June 4 • 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Extrapolating the Future

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SF writers like Clarke, Verne and Gibson correctly predicted technologies that we now view as commonplace. What sort of future are the SF writers of today writing about, and how likely are those futures to really happen?

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James McDonald

Jim has a long-standing love for and interest in history, anthropology, the sciences, and literature, which have been run through the blender of his twisted mind to produce this work. When not trying to get the strange ideas that float around in his head out in text, Jim lives in the central Carolinas with his wife, three dogs, and the occasional fish. When not clicking away on a laptop pretending to be the monkey writing Shakespeare, he is... Read More →

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Charlotte Henley Babb

author, Maven Fairy Godmother
Charlotte Henley Babb began writing as soon as she could hold a piece of chalk and scribble her name. Growing up in the red mud and sweet tea Carolinas, she was a voracious reader with widely diverse interests ranging from the classic folk and fairy tales to sci-fi writers like Terry Pratchett and Robert Heinlein. She brings to any project a number of experiences, including work as a technical writer, gasket inspector, cloth store associate, girl... Read More →
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Wendy S Delmater

Editor and Publisher, Abyss & Apex Magazine
Abyss & Apex publishes, on average, about 25% new writers. Talk to me about how to break into publishing short fiction.
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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 →


Saturday June 4, 2016 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Carolina C

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