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Saturday, June 17 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Let Me Tell You About My Research!

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Join panelists to discuss some of the weirdest, coolest, most eye-opening, most infuriating,or most esoteric things they learned while researching their writing.  How important is it to keep details realistic and historically accurate, and what can we get away with as writers?

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J. L. Gribble

J.L. Gribble writes the urban fantasy/alternate history Steel Empires series, which starts with Steel Victory and includes six titles so far. She is a prolific reader and book reviewer, and her other jobs include medical editing, Netflix watching, and cat snuggling. She lives in Ellicott... Read More →

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Jenny Kiefer

Jenny Kiefer is a horror writer and owner of the horror-only bookstore Butcher Cabin Books in Louisville, Kentucky. Her debut novel, THIS WRETCHED VALLEY, will be released by Quirk on January 16, 2024. Stories have appeared in Cosmic Horror Monthly, Pseudopod, Howls from the Dark... Read More →
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Paul Michael Anderson

Author of the novellas STANDALONE, HOW WE BROKE (with Bracken MacLeod), and the forthcoming THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH, as well as the collections BONES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN and EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT IN THE END: APOCALYPSE SONGS. Occasional journalist and current writing... Read More →
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Garrett Boatman

I am the author of Stage Fright, (originally published by Onyx 1988, reissued by Valancourt Books as Paperback from Hell 11 2020), Floaters: A Victorian Zombie Adventure, (Crystal Lake Publishing 2021), & Night’s Plutonian Shore, (Crossroad Press 2023). Night's Plutonian Shore is... Read More →
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Cynthia Gómez

Cynthia Gómez (she/her) is a writer and researcher. She writes horror and other types of speculative fiction, set primarily in Oakland, where she makes her home. She has a particular love for themes of revenge, retribution, and resistance to oppression. She has stories in Fantasy... Read More →
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Alma Katsu

Guest of Honor
Alma Katsu is the author of historical horror novels such asThe Hunger and The Fervor, as well as the Red Widow spy series. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, been featured in the NY Times and Washington Post, been nominated... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Ellwood I-II