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Sunday, November 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
How Gaming Is Important To Fandom
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Despite being an intersection of innovative storytelling formats, fantastic visual artistry, audio dramas, and community interaction, Gaming's place in science fiction, fantasy, and horror is often overlooked. How do card, board, video, and other games continue to influence the way genre stories are told? How else has Gaming affected the nervous system of fandom over the years?

Speakers
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Bruce Dykes

Bruce has been a long time gamer and an SFF reader for even longer. His writing career has actually achieved negative time flow.
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Muriel Hykes

Muriel Hykes (AKA Dr. Mom) At Philcon, and elsewhere in East Coast fandom, she participates in panels on nutrition, allergies, education, ADHD, learning disabilities, computers, and the future of just about everything (isn't that what SF is really about?) She and her rocket-scientist... Read More →
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Debby Lieven

Former copywriter and long-time member of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, Debby Lieven, infiltrated the Northern borders in the pursuit of education and superior snuggles. She has also been a writer and proofreader. Her biggest project was for the "Netbook of Witches and... Read More →
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Michael Ryan

Mike Ryan is a Twitch streamer (https://twitch.tv/toanstation) and produces a bi-weekly video game talk show, Inside the Magic Circle. He has been a fan of science fiction ever since the age of six. His love of the genre has expanded to include tabletop games, video games and ani... Read More →
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Brian Simons

If Brian Simons were an action figure, he would come pre-equipped with a coffee cup jammed into one hand socket and an e-reader in the other. A former barista, corporate attorney, and health educator, Brian now publishes LitRPG - books that feel like video games - and there's no looking... Read More →
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Joan Wendland

Joan Wendland is a game designer, an engineer, and the owner of Blood and Cardstock Games. Joan has designed card games, live action role playing games, and honest to God war games for the US government. In addition she has published two novels- Backstage: a novel of secret agendas... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza IV