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Saturday, November 11 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Adventures in Sentence Construction
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Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams were masters of innovative, inventive, and evocative dialogue. Let's discuss our favorite phrases and fresh-minted words coined by them and other linguistically superlative authors.

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Vikki Ciaffone

Vikki Ciaffone has been reading and writing since a freakishly young age. She is a freelance editor and writer, and has worked for Spencer Hill Press. She knows a little bit about an astonishing number of largely irrelevant things. In her spare time, she plays craps with the Fates... Read More →
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Samuel Delany

Samuel R. Delany is a Grandmaster of Science Fiction, the first African-American to receive this honor. His science fiction novels include: The Fall of the Towers, Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection (winners of the Nebula Award for best novel of 1966 and 1967 respectively), Nova... Read More →
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Ty Drago

Ty Drago is the author of the critically acclaimed UNDERTAKERS series for middle grade. The first book, RISE OF THE CORPSES, has been adapted for the big screen by Jeffrey Reddick of FINAL DESTINATION FAME. Ty's short stories have appeared in numerous publications, both print and... Read More →
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Debby Lieven

Former copywriter and long-time member of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, Debby Lieven, infiltrated the Northern borders in the pursuit of education and superior snuggles. She has also been a writer and proofreader. Her biggest project was for the "Netbook of Witches and... 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 →


Saturday November 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Plaza II