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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 tie-in work for Star Wars. Janine is also a member of Women in Aerospace (WIA), BroadUniverse (BU), Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of... Read More →

Speakers
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Natania Barron

Author, editor, geek, reformed academic
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 Tales, EscapePod, Steampunk Tales, Crossed Genres, Bull Spec, and various anthologies. She is also the founder of The Outer Alliance, a group dedicated to queer... Read More →
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Andrea Judy

Andrea Judy is a writer who makes her home in Atlanta, Ga. Passionate about language, she writes in multiple genres, and has had poems and short stories appear in various literary magazines as well as in several anthologies. She also studies and writes about fandom and video games. Her first digest novel, The Bone Queen, was published in October 2013 with the sequel, Blood and Bone, out in February 2015.
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Emily Lavin Leverett

I'm a writer of fantasy, scifi, and horror (in that order). I'm an editor of the same, plus a former-editor of erotica. I'm an English professor--a medievalist, though I teach much more than just medieval lit. I'm a hockey fan. I'm a cat owner. For a sample of my work, check out The Big Bad and The Big Bad II, co-edited by me and John Hartness.
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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 from Tor Books, and KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (available for the Kindle.)  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD WILD WEST anthology from Espec Books and a founding member of Magical Words, the well-known blog for and about writers (magicalwords.net).  When she's not writing, Misty studies... 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. Together they fight crime. Before she was Leigh, she was Toni L.P. Kelner, and as Toni is the author of the geeky “Where Are They Now?” mysteries and the... Read More →


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

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