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Friday, September 26 • 14:00 - 16:00
You Got Your Science in My Fantasy

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Standard assumptions treat science and magic as narratively incompatible, but urban fantasy challenges this by placing magic in the modern world, and steampunk is pushing the boundary back to the Victorian period. What challenges arise when science and magic work together?


Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan is an anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She is currently misapplying her professors' hard work to the Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent; the first book of that series, A Natural History of Dragons, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. She is also the author of the doppelanger duology of Warrior and Witch, the urban fantasy Lies and Prophecy, the Onyx Court... Read More →


Todd McAfrey

Todd McCaffrey - The McCaffrey name is synonymous with Pern. Todd McCaffrey has written eight Pern novels, three solo titles, and five in collaboration with the late Anne McCaffrey. He has also contributed to numerous anthology, written several non-Pern novels, and continues to write both on and off Pern, including a steampunk story entitled The Steam Walker. See www.toddmccaffrey.org for more details.

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Friday September 26, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Harbor B

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