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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Friday, October 16 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm
DreamCON III

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DreamCON is a writing workshop for high school and college students running in conjunction with ICON. Participants who are aspiring writers will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with our guests of honor and honorable guests to learn more about the writing craft and the publishing world. Pre-registration is required.

Moderator
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Lettie Prell

writer
Lettie Prell is a science fiction writer whose work has appeared on Tor.com, and in Clarkesworld, Analog, and Apex Magazine. Her stories have been reprinted in a number of anthologies, including The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two (edited by Neil Clarke), and The Best... Read More →
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Adam J. Whitlatch

Author, KHP Publishers, Inc.
Adam J. Whitlatch is a speculative fiction writer, freelance editor, and aspiring | musician. A fantasy enthusiast from a young age, his interest in science fiction | was first sparked at the age of ten when his father played the infamous 1938 Orson | Welles War of the Worlds radio... Read More →

Speakers/Panelists/Moderators
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Rachel Aukes

Author
Rachel is the award-winning author of the Deadland Saga , which includes 100 Days in Deadland , named one of the best books of 2013 by Suspense Magazine. She's currently writing the Fringe Series, a space opera that pits an interstellar crew of post office workers against an empire... Read More →
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Cheryl Corbin

Author, LaBounty Family Chiropractic
Cheryl Corbin writes fantasy and science fiction adventures. She lives in Iowa and works with her writing partner, Yuki, a Bichon Frise, though Yuki spends more time sleeping than contributing to the story in progress. You can find Cheryl at www.cherylcorbin.com. www.goodreads.c... Read More →
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Anna Kathryn Davis

Author
Anna Kathryn Davis is a Young Adult Fiction author from Birmingham, Alabama | currently attending the University of Alabama where she majors in English. She | signed her first novel, The Gifted, during her senior year of high school and it | released in April of 2013. Geek Exchange... Read More →
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Rachel Eliason

Author
Rachel is a transgender woman and writer living in the Midwest. She writes | contemporary YA stories under her given name and fantasy/science fiction | under the name R. J. Eliason. Her contemporary YA novels published as Rachel | Eliason include: Run, Clarissa, Run; The Case of Nikki... Read More →
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Gregory Frost

Author, Founding Member of ICON
Gregory Frost is the author of eight novels (including Shadowbridge, Lord Tophet, Fitcher’s Brides of which author Michael Swanwick has said “if I had to choose one novel to represent the current state of fantasy it would be Shadowbridge”), and fifty-plus short stories of the... Read More →
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Dennis W. Green

Author
Best known in Iowa for his long career as a radio personality, Dennis’s on-air adventures were covered by newspapers from Anchorage to Los Angeles, and he has received awards from Billboard Magazine, JazzWeek, and many community organizations. | His first novel, "Traveler," a sci-fi... Read More →
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Joe Haldeman

retired, MIT
Joe Haldeman is an American science fiction author and combat veteran of Vietnam. He is best known for his 1974 novel The Forever War. That novel, and other of his works including, The Hemingway Hoax (1991) and Forever Peace (1997), have won major science fiction awards including... Read More →
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Gay Haldeman

Founding Member of ICON
Gay Haldeman has a Master's degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Maryland and another in Linguistics, from the University of Iowa. She has just retired from teaching in the Writing Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) after thirty years, specializing... Read More →
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Jim C. Hines

Author, Toastmaster
Jim C. Hines began writing in the early 90s, while working on a degree in psychology from Michigan State University. His first professional sale was the award-winning “Blade of the Bunny,” which took first place in the 1998 Writers of the Future competition and was published in... Read More →
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Gregga Johnn

Author, Story-in-the-Wings
Gregga J. Johnn is a transient writer and performer. She has traveled around Australia performing in schools with poetry and puppets, and has over twenty years of experience on stage and small screens, in Australia and the USA, both acting and directing. | Currently, she lives on... Read More →
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Tamara Jones

Author
Jones started her academic career as a science geek, earned a degree in art, and, when she's not making quilts or herding cats, writes grisly thrillers. Her award winning Dubric Byerly Mystery series, “Ghosts in the Snow”, “Threads of Malice”, and “Valley of the Soul... Read More →
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Michael Koogler

Author
Michael Koogler was born in Dayton, Ohio and resides today in Iowa with his | wife and children. His first full-length novel, Hade’s Gambit, was co-written with | fellow authors Jed Quinn and Jaren Riley and debuted in 2012. It has been | recently re-released as two books entitled... Read More →
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Ann Leckie

Author, Guest of Honor
Ann is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel “Ancillary Justice”.  She has also published short stories in: Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy.  Her story, Hesperia and Glory, was reprinted in Science Fiction: The... Read More →
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A.R. Miller

Author, Writer
A.R. Miller’s contemporary fantasy series, Fey Creations, has been compared to potato chips. ‘Absolutely no nutritional value, but fun to read and highly addictive.’ A great complement considering potato chips are in the top five of her favorite foods and she strives to do nothing... Read More →
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Jed Quinn

Author, DreamCon
Author, historian, world traveler and raconteur, Jed Quinn is a man of obscure | talents and strange associations. Jed spends his days teaching as a community | college history professor, being a father to five ridiculously awesome kids, | serving on his local school board, writing... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Room #315 Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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