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Friday, May 24 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Fantasy Before Tolkien

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Tolkien’s Silmarillion has established itself as one of the primary definitions of High Fantasy. But there were writers before him who wrote various versions of fantastical worlds – giants such as Howard, Lovecraft, Burroughs and Verne amongst others. Our panelists discuss the echoes of these writers in the genre.


Madeline Clark "Maddie"

Maddie spends her time writing short horror and fantasy stories and painting Kindness Rocks. Her philosophy on writing consists of two rules: 1. Never, ever kill the dog! And 2. You can't break the rules of writing until you understand the rules of writing.


Rob Chilson

Rob Chilson has published half a dozen novels and over 70 shorter pieces, though none recently. Though best known for hard-SF (despite a lack of scientific education), he also writes the occasional fantasy, trying to avoid the hackneyed. He has not missed a ConQuest since 1978, appearing... Read More →

Friday May 24, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Empire A

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