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Saturday, November 2 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mythology: Basis for Modern Fantasy

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Mythology continues to be reused and refreshed for modern settings. Look at Percy Jackson books and films, Grimm, The Almighty Johnsons, etc.

Moderators
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Surya O'Shea

Surya O'Shea is a faerie shaman/ artist specializing in the nature spirits of California. His research among the Pomo, Yurok and Hupa indians of California as well as his shamanistic meditation practices have informed his current body of work. His goal is to spread awareness of the spirits of the land and the beauty of the Faerie realm through his artwork.

Speakers
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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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M Todd Gallowglas

American River College
M Todd Gallowglas has been a professional storyteller at Renaissance Faires and Medieval Festivals for roughly twenty years. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2009, he used his storytelling show as a platform to launch his fiction career through the wonder of the eBook revolution. His Tears of Rage books, as well as Knight of the Living Dead, and Halloween Jack and the Devil's Gate... Read More →
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Jean Martin

Editor-in-Chief, Science Fiction/San Francisco
Jean Martin is editor-in-chief, writer and photographer for Science Fiction/San Francisco (www.efanzines.com/SFSF/), which covers all areas of fandom in the Bay Area and beyond. She is also the SF Costume Design Examiner for Examiner.com (www.examiner.com/costume-design-1-in-san-francisco/jean-martin). Jean is a frequent moderator and panelist at pop culture, science fiction/fantasy and Steampunk conventions. She is also involved in costuming... Read More →
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Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt's fiction has won a Hugo Award, and he's been a finalist for Sturgeon, Stoker, World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. His books include three short story collections, most recently Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories; a volume of poems; contemporary fantasy novels The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl and Briarpatch; science fantasy The Nex; gonzo-historical novel The Constantine Affliction (as T. Aaron... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Harbour B

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