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Friday, July 12 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
World Building in Science Fiction vs Fantasy (ET)

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Moderator: Melissa McArthur

Are there distinctions in how worldbuilding is approached for a fantasy setting rather than a science fiction setting?  Are there different approaches in how the result is presented to the reader?  Are there challenges on one side of the fantasy/SF split that are less of an issue on the other?

Guests
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Melissa McArthur

Literary Guest
Melissa McArthur is the founder and president of Clicking Keys Writer Services, a full-service editing, cover design, and layout company based in the upstate of South Carolina. She also serves as Associate Publisher for Falstaff Books, and is an accomplished editor and proofreader... Read More →
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Alexandra Christian

Literary Guest
Alexandra Christian is an author of mostly romance with a speculative slant. Her love of Stephen King and sweet tea has flavored her fiction with a Southern Gothic sensibility that reeks of Spanish moss and deep-fried eccentricity. Her guiding principle as a romance novelist has always... Read More →
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Paula S. Jordan

Science Guest, The Wordshop
Paula S Jordan, a former orbit analyst, writes moderately hard, character-driven science fiction, with three stories (so far) in Analog.  Her first novel, a  present-day alien contact story set in western North Carolina, is nearing completion. Working title: Of Seas and the Stars... Read More →
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Steven S. Long

Literary Guest
Steven S. Long’s been involved in the gaming industry for over twenty years, during which time he’s written, co-written, edited, or developed approximately 200 books and won numerous industry awards. Besides freelancing for lots of RPG companies, such as White Wolf Game Studios... Read More →
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Darcy Wold

Artist Guest
Darcy Wold is a part-time artist, an inveterate editor, and an even more inveterate reader. In her day job, she works for CDISC (a standards development organization specializing in clinical data interchange) as a publishing editor and a technical metadata curator. Both roles involve... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 8:00pm - 8:50pm
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