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Sunday, November 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Reference All The Things!
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An exploration of idiomatic language, imagery, and communication in the internet age. Is our use of memes approaching the conversational equivalent of "Darmok and Jalad at Tenogra", or merely getting ¯\_(?)_/¯ ?

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Hakira d'Almah

A graduate of Hunter College and LSE, Hakira uses her background in history and political science to analyse all sorts of popular culture phenomena. She taught herself Elvish when she was bored in high school, but has since forgotten much of it. You can usually find her talking about... Read More →
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Anna Kashina

Anna Kashina's writing draws on her diverse backgrounds as a Russian-born scientist, a competitive ballroom dancer, and a fan of martial arts, history, and folklore. She is the author of the award-winning “Majat Code” series featuring adventure fantasy, medieval politics, assassins... Read More →
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Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel has been a fan all his life and an active filker since the early nineties. His filk nickname would be "The Filker with No Nickname", if anyone besides him used it. At cons and other fannish events he is often accompanied by his familiar, a small red-and-white dragon named... 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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Robert C. Roman

Robert C Roman is an author of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steam Punk, Space Opera, Superheroes, and Paranormal Romance. Robert has taken a long and winding path to get where he is today. Finally growing tired of life of adventure, Robert settled down with the Ur-Goth and began spawning... Read More →
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Barbara Selletti

Barbara J. Selletti is an academic librarian, genealogist and historic researcher. She and her husband are active in the living history and historical preservation communities. Barbara has a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and works with bereavement groups. She has a deep interest... Read More →


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