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Friday, May 24 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Affairs of Wizards

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Wizards, and magic users of various names, are prevalent in fairy tales, folk tales, and fantasy. What purpose do they serve? How do we make them and their magic believable to a modern audience? How much of the process of magic needs to be explained and how much is best left to the reader or viewer’s imagination?: How do you make your wizards stand out as something new and interesting, and not just another Gandalf or Dumbeldore knockoff? Who does this well? What tropes have been overused and need to be buried under a really large rock?

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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.

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JM

Jenna Merry

An artist and crafter that keeps dabbling into new mediums, has been making costumes long enough to actually know what she's doing now and a human who probably is running on too little sleep.
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Guy Anthony De Marco

Author, Editor, Publisher, Evil Brain Trust, LTD
Guy Anthony De Marco is a speculative fiction author; a Graphic Novel Bram Stoker® and Scribe Award finalist; winner of the HWA Silver Hammer Award; a prolific short story and flash fiction crafter; a novelist; a poet; an invisible man with superhero powers; a game writer; a disabled... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Empire A

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