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Sunday, May 4 • 11:00am - 11:55am
Is Short Still Sweet?

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Does selling short fiction mean someone will buy your novel? How has e-publishing changed the way authors get noticed? Are the markets changing too quickly to make a difference in your career? Authors David Boop, Betsy Dornbusch, Sam Knight, Peter Wacks, Dayton Ward and John Jackson Miller.

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David Boop

Author
David Boop is a bestselling Denver-based speculative fiction author. He’s also an award-winning essayist, and screenwriter. His novel, the sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science, will return to print in 2016 from WordFire Press. David has had over fifty short stories published and two short films produced. While known for Weird Westerns, he’s published across several genres including media tie-ins for The Green Hornet, The Black Bat... Read More →

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Betsy Dornbusch

author
Betsy Dornbusch writes epic fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in over a dozen magazines and anthologies, and she's the author of three novellas. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017
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Sam Knight

Author
While doing research for a Western story, Sam Knight wasn’t too surprised to find out that, once upon a time, half of his family had been on the wrong side of the law. It stands to reason that when your great-great-grandfather was a marshal, someone in the family had to be a horse thief. He was, however, surprised to find the family name had originally been McKnight and that the thieves had taken the ‘Mc’ part of the name with... Read More →
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John Jackson Miller

Author
Best selling writer of Star Wars: Knight Errant and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith. His e-book series has more than a million downloads. Additionally, he is famous as a Comic Book historian.
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Peter Wacks

Author
Throughout the course of his life, Peter has acted (Revenge of the Nerds and others), he has designed—and written story-lines for—games (the best-selling Cyberpunk CCG), written novels and other fiction (like Second Paradigm, which landed him a guest speaker gig at Mensa on writing true nonlinear concepts), and even gotten nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for his first graphic novel, Behind These Eyes (co-written with Guy Anthony... Read More →
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Dayton Ward

Freelance word-pusher
Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly thirty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. With Kevin and fellow author David Mack, he helped to develop Star Trek: Seekers, the "literary spin-off" to the critically acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard novel series. | | His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies, and he's written for magazines such as Kansas City... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 3

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