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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Saturday, October 17 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Trials of writing a strong (and good) female protagonist

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Katniss and Tris, Cerci and Daenerys have taken over the airwaves. But are they good examples of strong female characters? Stop by this panel to learn about the pros and cons of writing "strong" female characters and what makes a characteristics make up a "good" female character?

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Patty Templeton

Writer. Itinerant honky-tonk dancer. Bookworm. | | I love bigass boots and rhinestone necklaces. | I will dance party with you absolutely anywhere, anytime. | My first novel, There Is No Lovely End, is available in print and ebk. | | HUZZAH! | | https://www.goodreads.com/Patty_Templeton

Speakers/Panelists/Moderators
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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 Magazine ranked The Gifted as the | number 9 fantasy novel debuting in its season and the novel was also added to | two summer reading lists in Alabama. The sequel... 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 Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording... 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 but entertain with her writing. The series revolves around stylist, Keely Fey, the secrets of her heritage and suppressed magical Talents. A.R... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room #319 Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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