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Friday, October 23 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Five Fantasy Worlds You Wouldn't Want to Visit

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The Shire might be nice (but does Bag End have flush toilets?), but lots of fantasy worlds would be no fun to be in. Our panelists count down the five fantasy worlds they’d least like to visit … let alone set up house in.

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Jason Henry Evans

Editor-in-Chief, Man-Gazine
I am a writer, an educator, and a Bon Vivant. | I have always wanted to be a writer, I just didn't know it until recently. For 14 years I was an educator, teaching social studies in both public & private schools. I have taught every grade from 6th to 12th. I have bachelors degrees in History & Renaissance Studies, a teaching credentials, as well as a masters in US History. | I had a short story published in 2014, in Penny Dred IV and I will... Read More →

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Betsy Dornbusch

author
Betsy Dornbusch writes epic fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in over a dozen magazines and anthologies, and she's the author of three novellas. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017
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Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is the bestselling author of a series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio advice show. The most recent and final in the series, Kitty Saves the World, came out August 2015. Low Midnight, a novel in the Kitty universe focused on Cormac Bennett, was released in 2014. She’s also written young adult novels (Voices of Dragons, Steel) and stand-alone fantasy (Discord’s Apple, After the Golden... Read More →
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Courtney Schafer

Courtney Schafer is a writer of adventure fantasy who has embraced the "hybrid author" model of publishing. After traditionally publishing the first two novels of her Shattered Sigil trilogy (The Whitefire Crossing and The Tainted City) with Night Shade Books, she ran a very successful Kickstarter to fund production of the third and final volume of the series, The Labyrinth of Flame. She looks forward to publishing both traditionally and... Read More →
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Ross Watson

Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer with more than 50 credited titles, including work as Lead Developer for the Warhammer 40K Roleplay line and on the Accursed setting for Savage Worlds, design work on Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Shadowrun 5th Edition, and more. He is the host and producer of the Gamer’s Tavern podcast, and he is the Managing Director for Evil Beagle Games, publishers of the Shaintar setting for Savage... Read More →


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