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Saturday, July 13 • 5:30pm - 6:20pm
POC as Protagonist: Representation Matters (ET)

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Moderator: Nicole Givens Kurtz

With the success of Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, the importance of a POC as the protagonist is continuing to be a more successful story. Why aren't there more? How can we leverage this success in our own work?

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Nicole Givens Kurtz

Literary Guest
Nicole Givens Kurtz's short stories have appeared in over 40 anthologies of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her novels have been finalists for the EPPIEs, Dream Realm, and Fresh Voices in science fiction awards. Her work has appeared in Stoker Finalist, Sycorax's Daughters... Read More →
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JT the Enginerd

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JT the Enginerd has a background in Engineering from Virginia Tech but jumped ship slightly in order to teach Engineering Design at the high school level.  She has been teaching two levels of engineering for the past six  years and is currently working on obtaining National Board... Read More →
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Samantha Bryant

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Samantha Bryant is a middle school Spanish teacher by day and a mom and novelist by night. That makes her a superhero all the time. Her secret superpower is finding lost things. She writes because it’s cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun. She’s best known for her Menopausal... Read More →
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Nickie Jamison

Literary Guest
Nickie Jamison wrote her first full-length novel at age 10 – that creative endeavor sparked her desire to begin a writing career. Her stories dabble in and blend many different genres; science fiction, fantasy, romance, erotica, poetry, horror...whatever captures her fancy. Ms... Read More →
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Maya Preisler

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Maya Preisler is a professional artist, blogger, editor, and gamer with twenty-four years of convention experience. She is a published illustrator whose art has been featured at various art shows and conventions. Her poetry and writing have been published in various literary magazines... Read More →


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