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Friday, November 10 • 11:00pm - 11:59pm
How to Write a Crisis for a 21st Century Audience
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Whether it's because your audience feeling jaded about having already "seen everything," or current technology offering easy solutions to issues that would have made excellent roadblocks for your protagonists ten years ago, it's becoming harder to craft plots that truly make readers feel like your characters are in jeopardy. How do you avoid situations where someone can just point out "there's an app for that" during what should be a nerve-wracking moment?


Stephanie Burke

Stephanie Burke, known to friends and readers as Flash, has a warped, twisted sense of humor, and she isn't afraid to let it show. From pregnant men to six-foot cockroaches, she's covered the of the weird, the unusual, and the just plain strange. Sheis an USA Today best seller 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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Elektra Hammond

writer/editor, Until Midnight
Elektra Hammond emulates her multi-sided idol Buckaroo Banzai by going in several directions at once. She’s been involved in publishing since the 1990s—now she writes, concocts anthologies & edits science fiction for various and sundry. When not freelancing or appearing at science... Read More →
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David Walton

David Walton is the author of the 2017 science fiction thriller THE GENIUS PLAGUE, winner of the Campbell Award for best novel. He also won the Philip K. Dick award in 2009 for his first novel, TERMINAL MIND. He lives near Philadelphia with his wife and seven children. By day, he... Read More →

Friday November 10, 2017 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Plaza II