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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Saturday, October 17 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Author Meet & Greet

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Don’t be shy! Step right up! There will be over 30 authors will be gathered and waiting for you to ask questions about their craft. This is your opportunity to fawn over your favorite authors and learn about new ones. Buy a book (or two or three), get it signed and watch your to-be-read pile GROW!

Speakers/Panelists/Moderators
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Bill Albert

Author
Bill was born and raised in Amana where he works in a factory and spends a great deal of time thinking about being someplace else. He has self-published a time travel novel, Time Web Tremors, and several short stories available on Kindle. Also available are The Secrets of Starpoint... Read More →
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CJ Anderson

In between teaching academically gifted students, raising her own two children, being a wife, and reading AND writing YA SciFi/Fantasy/Paranormal, in her "spare time" you can most likely find CJ rocking out, stalking fictional characters, & Fangirling books, TV shows/movies. She... Read More →
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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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Glen Cook

Author
Glen was born in New York City, moved to a farm in Indiana for a few years, thenmoved to Northern California where he grew up. Glen served in the US Navy,then attended the University of Missouri. After college, he then went to work forGeneral Motors where he remained employed until... 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, Alabamacurrently attending the University of Alabama where she majors in English. Shesigned her first novel, The Gifted, during her senior year of high school and itreleased in April of 2013. Geek Exchange Magazine... Read More →
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Rachel Eliason

Author
Rachel is a transgender woman and writer living in the Midwest. She writescontemporary YA stories under her given name and fantasy/science fictionunder the name R. J. Eliason. Her contemporary YA novels published as RachelEliason include: Run, Clarissa, Run; The Case of Nikki Pagan... 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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David Gerrold

Author
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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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

writer, 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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Patty Templeton -- she, her

Attendee
Patty Templeton recently completed a MSLIS with an archival focus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a 2020 Library of Congress Junior Fellow. She is the author of the historical fantasy novel There Is No Lovely End. She digs documentaries, storytellers, and... 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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Beth Hudson

Author, Program Book
Beth is a fantasy writer who has published a number of short stories inanthologies and small press magazines, as well as an illustrated chapbook,Following Seas (originally released by Sam's Dot Publishing, and reprinted in2013 by Alban Lake Publishing's Outposts of the Beyond), and... 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 the... Read More →
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Bill Johnson

Author
Bill is one of the five Founding Members of ICON and a member of the original SF writing class taught by Joe Haldeman. Bill attended the 1975 Clarion Writers workshop with Greg Frost and Larry Martin. Joe Haldeman taught at this same Clarion (with Gay helping to keep them all under... 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 hiswife and children. His first full-length novel, Hade’s Gambit, was co-written withfellow authors Jed Quinn and Jaren Riley and debuted in 2012. It has beenrecently re-released as two books entitled Kingmaker... 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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D. Moonfire

D. Moonfire is the remarkable intersection of a computer nerd and a scientist.He inherited a desire for learning, endless curiosity, and a talent for being apolymath from both of his parents. Instead of focusing on a single genre, hewrites stories and novels in many different settings... Read More →
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Jordan Pinckney

Author
Jordan has worked in the mental health field for over seven years. He’s had apassion to work with kids all his life, and one of the most enjoyable areas of hisprofession is encouraging them to be creative and utilize their imagination totheir full potential. He has a wife, Aubree... Read More →
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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 American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018, and The Year's Best Science Fiction... 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 →
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Jed Quinn

Author, DreamCon
Author, historian, world traveler and raconteur, Jed Quinn is a man of obscuretalents and strange associations. Jed spends his days teaching as a communitycollege history professor, being a father to five ridiculously awesome kids,serving on his local school board, writing, and traversing... Read More →
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Mickey Zucker Reichert

Author, Writer's Workshop
Mickey is a pediatrician and author whose claims to fame include being theproduct of two rocket scientists and having performed brain surgery, whilebeing neither a rocket scientist nor a brain surgeon.Mickey's novels include the I, Robot trilogy (To Protect, To Obey, To Preserve)authorized... Read More →
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Shannon Ryan

Author, (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Shannon lives in Marion, Iowa. He writes weird, funny stories in the urban fantasygenre. He currently has three novels out: Minion of Evil about satanictelemarketers, and Fangs for Nothing which follows a loser vampire “living” in hisparents’ basement. His latest book Panic... Read More →
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Catherine Schaff-Stump

Author, Paradise ICON, Kirkwood Community College
Catherine Schaff-Stump writes books for adults and children. Her short fiction has appeared in The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, Spirit's Tincture, various publications from Paper Golem Press and on Drabblecast. She is the author of the Klaereon Scroll series. Catherine is a graduate... Read More →
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T.J. Silver

Author
T.J. is a young, eclectic writer who pens unique and fascinating works. From horror, to fantasy, to fiction built around real mysteries, the tales are tall and incredulous. Silver's first novel, Thunderstorm and the Elementals, provides sheer heart racing entertainment for young fans... Read More →
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Tara Tolly

Author
Tara lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband and four children (two humans and two canines) and where she spends her days shaping the minds of impressionable fourth graders; She spends her nights and summers shaping the lives of her make-believe characters. Tara loves to escape... Read More →
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Adam J. Whitlatch

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


Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Exhibit C Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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