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Saturday, September 27 • 14:00 - 16:00
Dragon, Wizard, and Vampire Stories: Their Origin and Development

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Where did these classic fantasy elements begin? How have they changed over time?

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Matthew Marovich

Matthew Marovich is a lifelong Bay Area resident and native, currently living in south San Jose with his wife, son, and two dogs. A published author, he enjoys writing long and short fiction, reading all manner of genre fiction, gaming in its many forms, catching films and geeking out about psychology and the Lovecraft mythos. He hosts a podcast with a friend of his that involves reviewing horrible fiction and drinking heavily.

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Gail Carriger

| New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported... Read More →
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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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Carrie Sessarego

reviewer, Geek Girl In Love and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Carrie Sessarego is the geek reviewer for "Smart Bitches, Trashy Books" (smartbitchestrashybooks.com), where she reviews science fiction and fantasy romance. She's also the creator and writer of "Geek Girl in Love" (geekgirlinlove.com), where she reviews science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, and anything else she feels like reviewing on any given day. Carrie is a freelance writer and researcher and is thrilled to have finally reached the... Read More →


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