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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Friday, October 16 • 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Monster Creation

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Every few years an author "reinvents" a classic monster. Glittering vampires, anyone? But what goes into reinventing classic monsters. Five authors share how they reinvented the old to make it new again.

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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 →

Speakers/Panelists/Moderators
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Aaron Bunce

Owner, Autumn Arch Publishing
Small, independent publishing. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Thrillers, and Mystery novels.
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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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David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David... Read More →
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Sarah Prineas

Author
Sarah is the author of the award winning middle-grade fantasy Magic Thief series, which has been published in 19 languages around the world. In addition to being a 2009 E. B. White Read-Aloud honor book and an NCTE notable book, The Magic Thief  is on sixteen state reading lists... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Taft B Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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