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Saturday, June 4 • 10:00pm - 10:55pm
Hell Hath No Fury

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Far too many authors fall back on the cliché of rape when trying to make their female character's lives more complicated. It's a scorched-earth choice, often badly written by people who don't take it as seriously as they should. Let's discuss ways to motivate, impede, and change female characters that don’t involve sexual assault. 
WARNING – this panel may include discussion that could be upsetting for some attendees.

Moderators
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Janine K. Spendlove

Janine K. Spendlove is a KC-130 pilot in the United States Marine Corps. In the writing world, she is an award winning author primarily known for her War of the Seasons fantasy series. She has several short stories published in various speculative fiction anthologies, to include... Read More →

Speakers
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Natania Barron

Author
Natania Barron is a word tinkerer with a lifelong love of the fantastic. She has a penchant for the speculative, and has written tales of invisible soul-eating birds, giant cephalopod goddesses, gunslinger girls, and killer kudzu, just to name a few. Her work has appeared in Weird... Read More →
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Andrea Judy

Fan, New Media
Judy Black is a writer who makes her home in Atlanta, Ga. She loves games, books, cats, and most things with caffeine. Her current series, The Finnegan Cabinet of Aberrations, is published with Falstaff Books. You can watch her Tabletop RPG group on Roll For Trouble... Read More →
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Emily Leverett

Author, Writing
Emily Lavin Leverett is a writer, an editor, a medievalist, and an English professor. Her historical romance series, The Wolf and the Nun, combines her love of urban fantasy and medieval literature. The first novella, The Wolf in the Cloister, debuted in 2020, and the second, The... Read More →
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Misty Massey

Literary Guest
Misty Massey is the author of MAD KESTREL, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas (Tor), KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (Amazon) and the upcoming KESTREL'S DANCE (Lore Seekers Press).  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD... Read More →
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Leigh Perry

Leigh Perry is delighted to be returning to North Carolina, where she grew up. Where was ConCarolinas when she needed it? At least she had long-gone SF club StarCore as comfort. Leigh writes the Family Skeleton mysteries, featuring an adjunct English professor and an ambulatory skeleton... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 10:00pm - 10:55pm EDT
Carolina A/B