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Thursday, May 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Interfacing with Conventions

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For authors, conventions are both work and social events, but not all conventions are the same. Our panelists discuss the expectations, realities, and the differences between fan and media conventions

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Lynne M Thomas

Editor/Publisher, Uncanny Magazine
Co-editor in chief/co publisher of Uncanny Magazine.10-time Hugo Award WinnerCo-editor of Chicks Dig Time LordsMember of the Verity! Podcast

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Dave McCarty

David has been a software consultant and project manager in Chicago for 24 years. He began attending conventions in high school and 1999 began working on regional literary conventions, chairing Capricon three times and serving as chairman of it's board for three years. In 2004 he... Read More →
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Michael Damian Thomas

Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Uncanny Magazine
Michael Damian Thomas is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of 2016 Hugo Award finalist Uncanny Magazine with Lynne M. Thomas. He was a two-time Hugo Award finalist as the former Managing Editor of Apex Magazine (2012-2013), co-edited the Hugo-nominated Queers Dig Time Lords (Mad Norwegian... Read More →
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Michi Trota

Managing Editor, Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Michi Trota is an essayist, editor, speaker, and community organizer. She is the Managing Editor for the Hugo Award-nominated Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and writes about geek culture on her blog, Geek Melange. She is also a member of the Chicago Nerd Social... Read More →

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David D. Levine

David D. Levine is the author of novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016) and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story "Tk'Tk'Tk" won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. Stories have appeared in Asimov's, Analog, F&SF... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
LaSalle 2