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Friday, May 29 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Eventual A.I. Uprising

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From The Terminator and Person of Interest to I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, science fiction has been predicting the rise of artificial intelligence. Are we doomed? Is there anything we can do to prevent disaster?

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James Maxey

I'm the author of two epic fantasy series (Dragon Age/Bitterwood and Dragon Apocalypse/Greatshadow), a superhero duet (Nobody Gets the Girl and Burn Baby Burn) and a steampunk Oz novel (Bad Wizard). My short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, with the best of my work appearing in the collection There is No Wheel. I live in Hillsborough, NC with my wife Cheryl and too many cats. I teach numerous workshops on writing... Read More →

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Jake Bible

Bram Stoker Award nominated-novelist, short story writer, independent screenwriter, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, Jake has entertained thousands with his horror and sci/fi tales. He reaches audiences of all ages with his uncanny ability to write a wide range of characters and genres. Jake is the author of the bestselling Z-Burbia series set in Asheville, NC, the Apex Trilogy (DEAD MECH, The Americans, Metal and Ash) and the Mega... Read More →
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Chris Kennedy

Self-Publishing Guru, Chris Kennedy Publishing
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft, an elementary school principal and an instructional systems designer for the Navy. Chris is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Chris’ full length novels include the Occupied Seattle... Read More →
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Rebecca Ledford

Literary Guest
Rebecca Ledford is the Manager of Phase 5 Publishing, LLC, a small publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and horror based in Western North Carolina. After graduating UNCA with a BA in psychology, she worked at a photo/graphics store, the Mössbauer Effect Data Center as a publication assistant, and a law firm in Asheville. In her limited spare time, she enjoys making things (all sorts of things), listening to music, indulging in photography... Read More →
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Edward McKeown

Science fiction double feature and I might build a creature,


Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Carolina C (Writer's Track)

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