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Saturday, May 30 • 11:30pm - Sunday, May 31 •12:30am
The Problem of the Controversial

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So you're a political liberal, but your favorite writer regularly posts extreme rants against gay marriage on her Facebook. Or the main character of your favorite movie uses sexual violence as his preferred wooing technique. Is it possible (or acceptable) for you to enjoy controversial shows, books or artists without being seen as a hypocrite? And how do you handle the inevitable argument when someone else calls you out?

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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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A J Hartley

A.J. Hartley is the international and NY Times bestselling author of a dozen novels including the mystery/thrillers The Mask of Atreus, On the Fifth Day, What Time Devours and Tears of the Jaguar and the young adult fantasy adventures Act of Will and Will Power. The first of his Darwen Arkwright children’s fantasy trilogy (Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact) came out from Penguin/Razorbill in 2011 and won SIBA’s best YA novel of 2012. He... Read More →
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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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Edmund Schubert

Editor, InterGalactic Medicine Show


Saturday May 30, 2015 11:30pm - Sunday May 31, 2015 12:30am
Carolina A/B (Writer's Track)

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