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Sunday, October 5 • 12:00 - 13:00
Mapping and Fiction Writing

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Having a working knowledge of geography assists greatly in world building. Cultures and powers who controlled the maps were able to control the world, the structures of religion, the politics and the finance. What revealing details do maps add for readers and writers to the description look and feel of realms that never were? What delights do they add to the landscape of the imagination? How do you use your map to determine where attacks might come, based on cultural boundaries and borders? How do you decide where battles would most likely be fought?

Moderators
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Brenda Carre

independent author
Brenda Carre writes fiction in many genres. Her first professional sale was to the Magazine of F&Sf in 2010. Brenda's most recent publication EMBRACE OF THE PLANETS appears in the September/October 2014 issue of F&Sf. Upcoming stories: SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY (Fiction River PAST CRIME Anthology edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch) due out in November 2014. ST JEAN AND THE DRAGON ( Fiction River ALCHEMY AND STEAM anthology edited by Kerrie L Hughes... Read More →

Guests
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Catherine Girczyc

writer
Catherine is a television writer with 15 credited scripts, plus published short stories + poems. Upcoming: two poems in Tesseracts 20 plus a story in Polar Borealis. Awards: 3 WOTF Honorable Mentions, 2 Auroras (fan) for Ether Patrol + Neology.
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Bruce Heard

Fearless Leader, Calidar Publishing
Bruce Heard (born in in Nice, France) is a game designer, and an author of several products for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game from TSR. At least, this is what Wikipedia says about me! | | I grew up in France (mostly), England, Morocco, Washington DC, and Texas. I speak mostly French and English, with a little Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Returning to Nice for my education, I graduated from the lycée hotelier in... Read More →
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Julie McGalliard

Julie McGalliard is a writer and occasional cartoonist. Her first novel, Waking Up Naked in Strange Places, was released in 2015.
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Vincent Morgan

Vince lives with his family in Richmond. He is an avid reader of science fiction with a particular fondness for space opera. He has authored several short stories including Murdock’s Last stand, Umbuto’s Rock, An Alien Initiative, Debt of Honor and the Art of Data Tri-So, and the novelettes With Cannon & Cutlass to the Gulf of Darien, and The Search for the Prince of Palatine. He is presently and always working on his first novel.


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
05. Green Timber 2 Second Floor, Right Side

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