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Sunday, November 12 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Best of Enemies
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Goals and motivations are not universal. Some protagonists share them with each other. Others overlap with antagonists instead. Storytellers choose whether to blur the lines of good and evil to force characters into a delicate dance of manipulation and betrayal, or instead to bond characters together with trust and affection. We will explore these and other paths that create interesting and atypical dynamics between opposing characters.

Speakers
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Julie Ann Dawson

Julie Ann Dawson is an author, editor, publisher, RPG designer, and advocate for writers who may occasionally require the services of someone with access to Force Lightning (and in case it was not obvious, a bit of a geek). In 2002 she started her own publishing company, Bards and... Read More →
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Oz Drummond

Oz Drummond writes linked short stories in science fiction and fantasy universes. She has been in Analog and reprinted in Russian by IF. She's also the Comptroller for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
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Sally Wiener Grotta

Author
Sally Wiener Grotta is a full-time award-winning freelance writer, photographer and speaker. Among her numerous books are the novels "The Winter Boy" (a 2015 Locus Award nominee) and "Jo Joe" (selected as a Jewish Book Council Network book). Her short story "One Widow's Healing" is... Read More →
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Seanan McGuire

Principal Speaker
Seanan McGuire was born in Martinez, California, and raised in a wide variety of locations, most of which boasted some sort of dangerous native wildlife. Despite her almost magnetic attraction to anything venomous, she somehow managed to survive long enough to acquire a typewriter... Read More →
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Jim Stratton

Jim Stratton is a chameleon. By day, he is a mild-mannered government lawyer, and lives with his wife and children in southern Delaware. But he's been an avid fan of speculative fiction all his life, and began writing genre fiction 20+ years ago. In recent years he's been forging... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza II