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Saturday, November 9 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Alternative History in the Age of Alternative Facts

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Counterfactuals are more popular than ever, and also more ideologically fraught, as the historical record itself is increasingly contentious and disputed.  What are the hazards and the rewards of reading and writing alternative history?

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Ken Altabef

An active SFWA member, Ken's short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, Daily Science Fiction, Intergalactic Medicine Show, BuzzyMag, Abyss & Apex, Perihelion and others. He is the author of eleven published novels with two more on the way... Read More →
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Gregory Frost

GREGORY FROST is the award-winning author of eight novels (including SHADOWBRIDGE, LORD TOPHET, FITCHER'S BRIDES) and sixty-plus short works of the fantastic, including dark thrillers, historical fantasy and science fiction. His Asimov's collaboration, with Philadelphia author Michael... Read More →
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Russell J. Handelman

Russell Handelman has written both fiction and nonfiction. He lives next to a swamp in Connecticut.
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Evelyn Leeper

Evelyn Leeper became addicted to science fiction with THE WONDERFUL FLIGHT TO THE MUSHROOM PLANET. She discovered fandom when then-future husband Mark signed her up for the UMass SF Society in 1968. In 1978 they founded the Bell Labs SF Club and their own (soon) weekly fanzine, which... Read More →
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Miriam Seidel

Writer
Miriam Seidel's novel, The Speed of Clouds (New Door Books), takes place in the world of sci-fi fandom. She also wrote the libretto for Violet Fire, an opera about Nikola Tesla, performed in Belgrade, New York, and Philadelphia. She’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer and other... Read More →
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Simone Zelitch

Simone Zelitch is the author of five novels, most recently Judenstaat, an alternative history about a Jewish state established in Germany in 1948 which is forthcoming in paperback in 2020. A National Endowment for the Arts recipient, her work as appeared in Art Papers and The Forward... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Three Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002