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Sunday, September 28 • 14:00 - 16:00
'New Adult' - is this a real thing?

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"New adult" is staking a claim as a hot new genre, but is it needed? Do we need a category between YA and adult? Is this a natural result of the Harry Potter generation or is this a dumbing down of adult readers? As more and more of the hottest authors are writing YA and dystopian YA in particular is a big hit with adults, are we seeing a blurring of the line between YA and adult lit in general? http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/04/15/new-adult-genre-is-the-hottest-category-in-book-publishing/2022707/

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M.Christian

Calling M.Christian versatile is a tremendous understatement. Extensively published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, non-fiction, and erotica. In addition to writing, he is a prolific anthologist, editing over 25 anthologies including the My Love For All That Is Bizarre... Read More →

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Jean Batt

DJ, Artist, Voice Over, Model, Cybermantic Collective and Smashwolf Productions and Studios
Jean Batt has been a DJ though out the bay area and around the world for 21 years and a third generation member of fandom. She is also a gender and intersex activist. She has worked in film as a costumer, actor and worked on a few soundtracks.
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M.Christian

Calling M.Christian versatile is a tremendous understatement. Extensively published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, non-fiction, and erotica. In addition to writing, he is a prolific anthologist, editing over 25 anthologies including the My Love For All That Is Bizarre... Read More →
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Todd McCaffrey

New York Times bestselling author Todd Johnson McCaffrey wrote his first science-fiction story when he was twelve. He has published over two dozen novels, including eight novels written in The Dragonriders of Pern® universe and nearly twenty shorter works. He collaborates with... Read More →


Sunday September 28, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Harbor B

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