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?

avatar for Patty Templeton -- she, her

Patty Templeton -- she, her

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 →


Anna Kathryn Davis

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 →

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 →

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 →

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

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