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Friday, July 12 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Building an Alternate History World (ET)

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Moderator: Jason Gilbert

What if the Germans hadn’t invaded Russia? What if Napoleon had won Waterloo? It’s fun to look at what might have happened if history had gone differently, but how do you know which way to go once you’ve chosen your point of divergence? Our experts discuss the issues involved in creating a believable alternate history world for a novel.


Guests
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Jason Gilbert

Literary Guest
Jason is the author of The Clockworks of War series, The Rifle Chronicles, and Wolfbane: The Coldstone Files. His stories are Alternate History with an Urban Fantasy and Horror element set in worlds of the supernatural, and sometimes involve steam and gears! You can check out his... Read More →
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Toni Weisskopf

Special Literary Guest
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of sf and fantasy, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, Mercedes Lackey, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, Charles E. Gannon, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the defi... Read More →
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Jim Beall

Science Guest
Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for over 50, and an avid reader of science fiction for even longer. His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of Admiral Rickover’s... Read More →
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Nickie Jamison

Literary Guest
Nickie Jamison is the secret identity of Ora J. McGuire. She is a writer of LGBTQ+ erotica and romance blended with sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Ora’s hobbies include gaming, fan-girling, and doing marathons…on Netflix. She also vlogs about life, makeup, and KonMari decluttering... Read More →
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DJ McGuire

Dimensional Riffs


Friday July 12, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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