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Saturday, September 27 • 14:00 - 16:00
Religion in Sci-fi and fantasy

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What role does religion have in current day science fiction and fantasy? We're seeing a lot of it on television and in the theater.


Jay Hartlove

Horror Writers Association
Self-reinventor. Professional writer for 30 years. Master competition costumer for 20 years. Published novelist in last four years. The Isis Rising religious thriller series (The Chosen: 2011, Daughter Cell: 2013, Isis Rising: 2016), Mermaid Steel (fantasy romance: 2014), Snow White - The Mirror's Revenge (fantasy musical: 2015), Best in Show Worldcon Masquerade 2002.

Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a technology program manager, writer, coach and speaker who goes by the moniker “Geek 2.0 – The Professional Geek”. Steven speaks, coaches, and writes on geeky careers, self-development, culture and creativity. He has created a line of books to help fans turn their hobbies into careers with works including Fan to Pro: Leveling Up Your Career With Your Hobbies, Focus Fandom: Cosplay, Costuming, and Careers, and Focused... Read More →

Randy Smith

Randy Smith discovered the existence of fandom sometime in the dim, dark past of the 1970s when he was a skinny, bespectacled, nerdish, teenager. A few years later, fandom discovered him and there's been no turning back. He's written fanzine articles, pubbed APAzines, helped run conventions, spoken on panels, led book discussion groups, hosted parties, sung filksongs when no one could hear him, played roleplaying and other stfnal games, collected... Read More →

Dave Trowbridge

Dave Trowbridge wrote high-tech marketing copy for almost thirty years. This has made him an expert in what he calls “pulling stuff out of the cave of the flying monkeys,” so science fiction comes naturally. He abandoned corporate life in 2007—actually, it abandoned him—but not before attaining the rank of Dark Lord of Documentation. Dave is currently laboring over the second edition of the space-opera series Exordium with his... Read More →

Cliff Winnig

Cliff Winnig's short fiction appears in the anthologies That Ain't Right: Historical Accounts of the Miskatonic Valley, When the Hero Comes Home: 2, Gears and Levers 3, Footprints, and elsewhere. The twitterzines Outshine and Thaumatrope have published his very short fiction. A graduate of the Clarion writers' workshop, Cliff has taught locally at convention writing workshops. He also plays sitar, dances, and does tai chi and aikido. He lives and... Read More →

Saturday September 27, 2014 14:00 - 16:00

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