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Saturday, November 2 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Romance for Geeks: Using romance tropes in science fiction and fantasy

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The growth of digital publishing has opened up a huge market for science fiction and fantasy romance novels. In this presentation, we'll discuss the tropes of romance, the difference between a "romance novel" and "a novel with romantic elements", and share some examples of effective science fiction and fantasy romance novels including those involving urban fantasy and steampunk. If you are already a romance fan, be prepared to share some of your favorite titles. If you think romance is limited to "trashy bodice rippers", be prepared to have your mind blown by how much the genre can do!

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Carrie Sessarego

reviewer, Geek Girl In Love and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Carrie Sessarego is the geek reviewer for "Smart Bitches, Trashy Books" (smartbitchestrashybooks.com), where she reviews science fiction and fantasy romance. She's also the creator and writer of "Geek Girl in Love" (geekgirlinlove.com), where she reviews science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, and anything else she feels like reviewing on any given day. Carrie is a freelance writer and researcher and is thrilled to have finally reached the... Read More →

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Jon Del Arroz

Valley Christian Elementary

Andy Trembley

Geek, freak, reader, essayist, costumer, critic, media-junkie, biker, pervert, party-queen, troublemaker, FAN.

Saturday November 2, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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