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Saturday, November 11 • 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Why Do We Enjoy Reading- and Writing- About Horrible Things?
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Is it the catharsis? The chance to explore darker emotions in a safe or consequence-free format? Something about the way the human brain is wired?

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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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Anastasia Klimchynskaya

Anastasia Klimchynskaya is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she's working on a dissertation on the emergence of science fiction in the 19th century. In particular, she's exploring how the genre came out of the scientific history of the period. She has... Read More →
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Andre Lieven

Andre Lieven has been involved with SF conventions for [mumbly, mumbly]years and still loves it as much as in the beginning. His interests start with hard SF from Asimov and Clarke and range out to his old childhood favourites of Star Trek and Thunderbirds. All that lead to connecting... Read More →
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Hildy Silverman

Hildy Silverman is the publisher of Space and Time, a 52-year-old magazine featuring fantasy, horror, and science fiction (spaceandtimemagazine.com). She is also the author of several works of short fiction, most recently including "The Great Chasm (co-authored by David Silverman... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Crystal Ballroom Two