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Sunday, November 12 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Subterranean Science Fiction
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From Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" to Burroughs's "Pellucidar" series to "The Tunnels" series by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams, the idea of a world hidden beneath our own has been a persistent trope in SF. What opportunities does an underground setting offer to writers?

Speakers
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James L. Cambias

James Cambias was born and raised in New Orleans. He studied the History of Science at the University of Chicago. He worked briefly for two book publishers, but has been a full-time writer since 1991. His published work includes more than a dozen roleplaying supplements, and 16 short... Read More →
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John Grant

John Grant is author of some seventy books, of which about twenty-five are fiction. His "book-length fiction" Dragonhenge, illustrated by Bob Eggleton, was shortlisted for a Hugo Award in 2003; its successor was The Stardragons. His most recent story collection is Tell No Lies (2014... Read More →
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Richard Stout

Richard premiered his trilogy of kid spy movies featuring James Blond, Agent Uh-Oh 7, at Philcon, beginning with 1993's LEARNER'S PERMIT TO KILL. His horror makeup/special FX workshop "Monsters, Aliens, and Spirit Gum" has been popular both here and at I-Con. He and his wife Kathryn... Read More →
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Diane Weinstein

Diane Weinstein was assistant editor and art director for Weird Tales magazine for about 15 years. She's also worked for Wildside Press and is currently the art editor for SPACE AND TIME magazine. She is also a well-known party person, having thrown parties for Phrolicon, Magicon... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plaza II