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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Saturday, October 17 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
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More and more popular novels and media tell stories with a Fantasy or SciFi bent without getting the label. Think of TV shows like Forever, and books by people like Daniel Suarez. Is this good or bad for our genre?  We'll have some examples of crossovers, both good and bad, and examine their effect on SciFi/Fantasy.

Moderator
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Joe Haldeman

Author, Artist, Past president of SFWA
Joe Haldeman - Joe is an American science fiction author best known for his 1974 novel The Forever War.He has been a published author since 1969; his first short story was published in Galaxy Magazine. Joe has won:5 Hugo Awards, 5 Nebula Awards, 1 Damon Knight Grand Master Award, 3 Locus Readers Poll Awards, 1 World Fantasy Award, 1 John Campbell Award, 1 James Tiptree Award, 2 Asimov’s Poll Awards, and has been nominated for 57 other awards... Read More →

Speakers/Panelists/Moderators
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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 thriller in the tradition of Daniel Suarez and Dean Koontz, came out in 2013. It finished in the top ten of the 2014 Ben Franklin Independent Publishing awards... 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”, were published by Bantam Spectra and her newest novel, “Spore”, will be published via Samhain Publishing this summer. Despite the... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room #315 Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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