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Saturday, November 9 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Great Science Fiction McGuffins

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Alfred Hitchcock defined the McGuffin as the 'object' everyone in the story is looking for. This can be anything from a secret formula to a magic amulet to a living being. Which have been the genre's most interesting ones?

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James L. Cambias

James Cambias was born and raised in New Orleans. He studied the History of Science at the University of Chicago. He worked briefly for two book publishers, but has been a full-time writer since 1991. His published work includes more than a dozen roleplaying supplements, and 16 short... Read More →
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Christopher Hinz

Christopher Hinz is the author of seven novels. "Liege-Killer" won the Compton Crook Award for best first novel and earned a nomination for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. A graphic novel adaptation of "Liege-Killer" was published in June. He has written screenplays... Read More →
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Joe Siclari

A fan since 1965, Joe Siclari started reading science fiction a decade earlier with Murray Leinster’s Forgotten Planet. Joe has been active in almost every aspect of fandom: he published over 100 fanzines, plus many convention publications, started several SF clubs and founded... Read More →
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Mary Spila

Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania
Mary Spila is not your stereotypical, mild-mannered librarian. She is an active member in the Society for Creative Anachronism. The spins her own yard, knits, and does tablet weaving. She reads everything within visual range. Current favorites are mixed genre fiction, History, and... Read More →
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Richard Stout

Richard premiered his trilogy of kid spy movies featuring James Blond, Agent Uh-Oh 7, at Philcon, beginning with 1993's LEARNER'S PERMIT TO KILL. His horror makeup/special FX workshop "Monsters, Aliens, and Spirit Gum" has been popular both here and at I-Con. He and his wife Kathryn... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Plaza III Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002