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Saturday, November 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Researching & Worldbuilding for Historical AUs
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Alternate Universes tweak facts about our known (or assumed) histories to craft a different present or future reality. How do writers research the ramifications of their what-ifs when even a small alteration to a historical event (or the introduction of the fantastical) could profoundly affect war, economics, civil rights, religion, art, and myriad other topics?

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Day Al-Mohamed

Author / Disability Policy Executive
Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” Editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” and a regular host for Idobi Radio's "Geek Girl Riot". In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. Her recent... Read More →
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Elizabeth Crowens

Elizabeth Crowens is the pen name for a veteran writer who is a regular contributor to Blackgate.com. A 15-year veteran of the film industry in Hollywood, a member of Mystery Writers of Americam the Horror Writers Association, Sisters in Crime and Broad Universe. A blackbelt in martial... Read More →
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Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle is the author of a contemporary fantasy trilogy from Tor Books. In the first book, American Craftsmen, two modern magician-soldiers fight their way through the legacies of Poe and Hawthorne as they attempt to destroy an undying evil--and not kill each other first. In the... Read More →
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Alan Gordon

Novelist, lyricist, librettist, and storyteller, Alan has just brought out his first full-length werewolf book, WHERE WEREWOLVES FEAR TO TREAD, from Thurston Howl Publications. The book continues the adventures of Sam Lehrmann, werewolf and former Special Ops soldier, now a trainer... Read More →
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Roberta Rogow

Roberta Rogow has been involved in Fandom since 1973 as a Filker, Costumer, Fanzine writer and editor, and Artist (specializing in needlework). She has written historical mysteries; her most recent book, Madness in Manatas, is a mystery set in an Alternate Universe, best described... Read More →
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T. Patrick Snyder

T. Patrick Snyder have a degree in Anthropology and Linguistics from Temple University, and have 3 years of graduate level work at Eastern New Mexico University in the field of Archaeology. He has done archaeology in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Mississippi, New Mexico and Idaho. He... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza III