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Saturday, November 2 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Writer's Spellbook: Creating Magic Systems for Fantasy

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A talk on the importance of consistency in creating a magic system and demonstration on how to do so. The elements of a magic system include the source, the method of access, the purpose, and the creation of talismans or amulets. There will be examples from welll-known fantasy novels/series.

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Lillian Csernica

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire
At age five, Lillian Csernica discovered the Little Golden Books fairy tales. From there she moved on to the works of Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Tanith Lee, and Terry Pratchett. Her very first short story sale, "Fallen Idol," appeared in After Hours and was later reprinted in The Year's Best Horror Stories XXI. Ms. Csernica has gone on to publish over thirty short stories in such markets as 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, These Vampires Don't... Read More →

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Doug Berry

Douglas E. Berry is a gentleman of (medically-induced) leisure. He has been playing RPGs since 1977, and writing for them since the late 90s. His titles include At Close Quarters (BITS) and GURPS Traveller: Ground Forces (Steve Jackson Games), along with contributor credits in several other books. | | Designing settings for games has led to a deep love of history. Doug lists his religion as Orthodox Baseball, Giants Synod, and will argue... Read More →
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Ryan Galiotto

Owner, Wicked Grounds
Owner and barista of one of San Francisco's favorite cafes, Wicked Grounds, Ryan is also a performance artist, MC, gamer and all around general geek. Ryan has performed around the world from Osaka Japan to Dublin Ireland. At age 18, was the youngest president of Chicago's Many Companions of Doctor Who, a fan club that sadly did not survive the hiatus.
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Matt Maxwell

Highway 62 Press
Matt Maxwell is a writer from California: born in the south, relocated up to the north. He's old enough to remember seeing men walk on the moon on a black and white television set. He is the author of the ongoing comic series STRANGEWAYS, following expressman and drifter Seth Collins through the shadows of the American West after the end of the Civil War. His second novel, BLUE HIGHWAY, is due for publication early in 2014. RAGNAROK SUMMER, his... Read More →


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