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Friday, November 8
 

6:00pm EST

Readings: Paul Levinson, April Grey, James Cambias
Speakers
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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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April Grey

April Grey's short stories can be found in various anthologies, both in print and on-line. Her collections of short stories, The Fairy Cake Bake Shoppe, and I'll Love You Forever are also available through Amazon. She is the editor of Hell's Garden: Bad, Mad and Ghostly Gardeners... Read More →
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Paul Levinson

author, singer-songwriter
Paul Levinson, PhD, is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in NYC. His science fiction novels include The Consciousness Plague, The Pixel Eye, and the Sierra Water trilogy: The Plot To Save Socrates, Unburning Alexandria, and Chronica. His stories and... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

7:00pm EST

Readings: Daniel Kimmel, Jeffrey Carver, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Speakers
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D.L. Carter

D.L. Carter was decanted from her incubation pod in the outback of Australia many decades ago. This terrifying event was closely followed by shrieks of "there, there it goes. Hit it with a brick!" These valiant attempts to correct the existence of D.L. were, unfortunately, unsuccessful... Read More →
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Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido has been writing fiction for 25 years now, including more than 50 novels, and a ton of short fiction and comics, both in licensed universes from Alien to Zorro and in his own worlds in the fictional cities of Cliff's End and Super City and the somewhat real locales... Read More →
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Daniel Kimmel

Daniel M. Kimmel is the 2018 recipient of the Skylark Award from the New England Science Ficion Association. A veteran film critic, he was a Hugo finalist for "Jar Jar Binks Must Die." He is the author of a number of short stories, as well as Compton Crook finalist for "Shh! It's... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Saturday, November 9
 

12:00pm EST

Readings: Lawrence M. Schoen, Michael Ventrella, Elektra Hammond
Speakers
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Elektra Hammond

writer/editor, Until Midnight
Elektra Hammond emulates her multi-sided idol Buckaroo Banzai by going in several directions at once. She’s been involved in publishing since the 1990s—now she writes, concocts anthologies & edits science fiction for various and sundry. When not freelancing or appearing at science... Read More →
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Lawrence M. Schoen

Author, Paper Golem LLC
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, twice won the Cóyotl award for best novel, founded the Klingon Language Institute, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues. His science... Read More →
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Michael A. Ventrella

Although primarily known as "that guy who predicted the Hodor plot," Michael A. Ventrella would rather be known for his humorous novels like "Big Stick," "Bloodsuckers: A Vampire Runs for President" and "The Axes of Evil." He edits the "Tales from Fortannis"anthologies as well as... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm EST

Readings: David Walton, Dina Leacock, Hildy Silverman
Speakers
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Dina Leacock

Diane Arrelle, the pen name of South Jersey writer Dina Leacock, has sold more than 250 short stories and has three published books including Just A Drop In The Cup, a collection of short-short stories and her newest collection of horror stories, Seasons On The Dark Side, . She... Read More →
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Hildy Silverman

Hildy Silverman was the Editor-in-chief of Space and Time Magazine for 12 years. She is a short fiction author whose recent publications include, "My Dear Wa'ats" (2018, Baker Street Irregulars II: The Game's Afoot, Ventrella & Maberry, eds.), "The Lady of the Lakes" (2018, Camelot... Read More →
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David Walton

David Walton is an award-winning science fiction author, a space industry engineer, and the father of eight children. His latest book, THREE LAWS LETHAL (Pyr, 2019), takes on the future of the self-driving car industry, with its legal and social ramifications, while exploring the... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

3:00pm EST

Readings: Tom Purdom, Barna William Donovan, Nicholas Kaufmann
Speakers
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Barna William Donovan

Barna William Donovan is a professor of communication and media studies at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. His first novel, CONFIRMATION: INVESTIGATIONS OF THE UNEXPLAINED, was published by World Castle Publishing in July 2018. He is also the author of three... Read More →
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Nicholas Kaufmann

Nicholas Kaufmann is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated, Thriller Award-nominated, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated, and Dragon Award-nominated author of nine books in the horror, fantasy, and adventure genres, including CHASING THE DRAGON (ChiZine Publications), DYING IS MY BUSINESS... Read More →
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Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom's first published story appeared in the August, 1957 issue of a magazine called Fantastic Universe His latest can be found in the November-December issue of Asimov's, now on sale. His contributions to the science fiction scene include novels, short stories and novelettes... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

4:00pm EST

Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Readings
Members of The Broad Universe take turns reading short selections from their works. This year we'll hear from April Grey, Carol Gyzander, Randee Dawn, Roberta Rogow, and Sally Wiener Grotta.

Saturday November 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

5:00pm EST

Across the Universe!
What if Lennon was still with us? What if the Fab Four were paranormal investigators? What if Beatlemaniacs could become their heroes? Come hear contributors to "Across the Universe," a new speculative fiction anthology, read from their stories! Featuring: Gordon Linzner, Keith DeCandido, Gregory Frost, Eric Avedissian, Sally Wiener Grotta, Carol Gyzander, and Charles Barouch, with Michael Ventrella, Randee Dawn and Ian Randal Strock.

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

6:00pm EST

Readings: Joan Wendland, Brian Koscienski, Darrell Schweitzer
Speakers
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Brian Koscienski

Brian Koscienski is one half of Fortress Publishing, Inc. Fortress is an unholy dichotomy between the blistering writing style of Brian, who resembles Sasquatch with mange, and the dynamic gothic world of Chris Pisano, the last known Cro-Magnon man. When angry villagers wield-ing... Read More →
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Darrell Schweitzer

Darrell Schweitzer's books include three novels, THE WHITE ISLE, THE SHATTERED GODDESS, THE MASK OF THE SORCERER, and THE DRAGON HOUSE, plus nine short-story collections, the most recent of which is a volume of Lovecraftian stories, AWAITING STRANGE GODS, published by Fedogan & Bremer... Read More →
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Joan Wendland

Joan Wendland is a game designer, an engineer, and the owner of Blood and Cardstock Games. Joan has designed card games, live action role playing games, and honest to God war games for the US government. In addition she has published two novels- Backstage: a novel of secret agendas... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00pm EST

"Pounded...by AO3's Hugo Nomination!" [18+]
A dramatic reading of Chuck Tingle's reaction to the nomination of the Archive of our Own for a Hugo Award in 2019.

Speakers
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Gil Cnaan

By day, Gil works as a data scientist at DuPont, working not only with big data, but AR/VR, and other emerging technologies. By night, he works as an event promoter and DJ, both with his own company, Storykeeper Events, and as a coproducer of the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire. He... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2019 12:00am EST
Plaza III Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Sunday, November 10
 

10:00am EST

Readings: Anna Kashina, Alex Shvartsman, Stephanie Burke
Speakers
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Stephanie Burke

Stephanie Burke, known to friends and readers as Flash, has a warped sense of humor and she isn't afraid to let it show. From pregnant men to six-foot cockroaches, she's covered the of the weird, the unusual, and the just plain strange. Stephanie is the co-founder of the charity organization... Read More →
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Anna Kashina

Anna Kashina's writing draws on her diverse backgrounds as a Russian-born scientist, a competitive ballroom dancer, and a fan of martial arts, history, and folklore. She is the author of the award-winning “Majat Code” series featuring adventure fantasy, medieval politics, assassins... Read More →
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Alex Shvartsman

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, and anthologist from Brooklyn, NY. His political fantasy novel Eridani’s Crown was published in 2019. Over 120 of his short stories have appeared in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, and many other venues. His website is www.alexshvartsm... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00am EST

Readings: Sam Delany, Bernie Mojzes, Gordon Linzner
Speakers
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Samuel Delany

With four Nebula Awards and two Hugo Awards behind him, Samuel R. Delany became a Grandmaster of Science Fiction in 2014. His novels include BABEL-17, THE EINSTEIN INTERSECTION, NOVA, DHALGREN, STARS IN MY POCKET LIKE GRAINS OF SAND, the four-volume Return to Nevèrÿon, and his most... Read More →
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Gordon Linzner

Gordon Linzner is the author of three published novels and dozens of short stories, former publisher and editor in chief of the oldest extant small press science fiction magazine, SPACE AND TIME. He is also a copy editor, New York City tour guide, story teller, sound technician, and... Read More →
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Bernie Mojzes

Had things worked out differently, Bernie Mojzes might have been a song & dance man. Fortunately, he can't dance, so instead, he writes and edits. His fiction has appeared in "Betwixt Magazine," "Daily Science Fiction," and "Crossed Genres," among others. He co-edited and published... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:00pm EST

Readings: Ken Altabef, Robert C. Roman, KT Pinto
Speakers
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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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KT Pinto

author, KT Pinto
KT is an intimacy specialist and author of supernatural adult fiction and erotica. Her 8th book and first erotica collection - Silk - is now available of purchase on Amazon!
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Robert C. Roman

Robert C Roman is an author of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steam Punk, Space Opera, Superheroes, and Paranormal Romance. Robert has taken a long and winding path to get where he is today. Finally growing tired of life of adventure, Robert settled down with the Ur-Goth and began spawning... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm EST

Readings: Heather Hutsell, Miriam Seidel, Mattie Brahen
Speakers
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Marilyn 'Mattie' Brahen

Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen has published fiction in magazines and anthologies in America and Great Britain. Her 2003 first novel, CLAIMING HER, and its 2009 sequel, REFORMING HELL, received good reviews. A third mystery novel, BABY BOY BLUE, was published in 2011 and resold to Linford... Read More →
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Heather Hutsell

Heather E. Hutsell is an authoress of two novellas, twelve novels, and three somewhat disturbing short story collections. Her works cover the spectrum of fantasy and include absurdist fiction, dystopian tales, Steampunk mystery series The Case Files, and vampire and werewolf romantic... 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 →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2:00pm EST

Readings: Katrina Forest, Robert E. Waters, Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Speakers
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Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Panelist, eSpec Books
Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com). Her published... Read More →
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Katrina S. Forest

Author/Panelist, Forest Fanfics
Katrina S. Forest is a Clarion West alumna and a member of SFWA. She runs the recently re-launched Urban Fantasy Magazine and released her first middle grade book, My Best Friend Runs Venus, this June. You can learn more about her work at KatrinaSForest.com.
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Robert E. Waters

Robert E Waters has been writing professionally since 2003 with his first publication in WEIRD TALES. Since then, he has published over 60 sf/fantasy stories in both print and online magazines and anthologies. He is also a frequent contributor to The Grantville Gazette, Eric Flint's... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Executive Suite 623 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002