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Saturday, May 30 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
What's An Award Worth?

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Lately lots of folks have been talking about how the big awards like the Hugos and Nebulas work, and whether or not it even matters if writers win such things. Are they just popularity contests? Are they skewed in a particular direction? Are the right books even being nominated? Is there a better way to recognize truly exceptional work?

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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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Wendy S Delmater

Editor and Publisher, Abyss & Apex Magazine
Short fiction, writing, editing.
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Gray Rinehart

Gray Rinehart is the only person to have commanded an Air Force tracking station, written speeches for Presidential appointees, had music on "The Dr. Demento Show," and been nominated for a literary award. Gray is a Contributing Editor (the "Slushmaster General") for Baen Books, and his fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Asimov's Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, and elsewhere. He is... Read More →
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John Scalzi

John Scalzi is a fan of pie and oxygen, not necessarily in that order.
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Edmund Schubert

Editor, InterGalactic Medicine Show


Saturday May 30, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Carolina A/B (Writer's Track)

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