Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
Below, you will find the full agenda for NerdCon: Stories 2016! 

Feel free to browse around, build your customized schedule, and study up on our featured guests.

Some small changes to this schedule may happen.

Learn more about NerdCon: Stories 2016 and get tickets at nerdconstories.com.
View analytic
Friday, October 14 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Friday Morning Variety Show

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Hosted by Dessa Darling and Darin Ross
Featuring:
- A welcome video from Hank
- Poetry by Rachel Kann
- A reading by Saladin Ahmed
- A reading scored live by Daniel José Older and Kevin MacLeod
- Juvenilia read by Cindy Pon, Nalo Hopkinson, and Paul DeGeorge
- A talk by Julián Gómez
- Leslie Datsis and Patricia Wheeler in conversation
- A talk by Kate Rudd

Speakers
avatar for Dessa

Dessa

Dessa is a rapper, writer, speaker, and a proud member of the Minneapolis hip hop collective, Doom.t.ree. The Utne Reader calls her, “A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés.” Her most recent album, Parts of Speech, debuted at #76 on the Billboard charts. As a writer she’s published two collections. Spiral Bound is mostly essays; A Pound of Steam is poetry. (Odds are... Read More →
avatar for Saladin Ahmed

Saladin Ahmed

Saladin Ahmed's novel THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, praised by George RR Martin as 'a rollicking swashbuckler,' was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards, and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and Salon. He lives near Detroit.
avatar for Leslie Datsis

Leslie Datsis

Leslie Datsis’s work focuses on how stories contribute to community building. She has been hosting story circles at conferences all over the country since 2013, and her newest project Story Circle DC is a year long experiment with story circles in the Washington, DC area. Leslie has been an active member of the YouTube community since 2007 with projects like One Time Stories and lesliefoundhergrail and now serves the community as the Audience... Read More →
avatar for Julián Gustavo Gómez

Julián Gustavo Gómez

Julián Gustavo Gómez is the Campus Engagement Manager at Define American, where he works on growing the Define American College Chapters program. The chapters are student-led initiatives using the power of stories to change the conversation on immigrants and identity in college communities around the country. Julián’s work is informed and inspired by his own immigrant story as an undocumented American and a DREAMer... Read More →
avatar for Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson, born in Jamaica, is the author of eight books of fiction and a chapbook, and the editor/co-editor of four fiction anthologies. She is a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Andre Norton Award, and a two-time recipient of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her novel “Midnight Robber” received Honorable Mention in Cuba’s Casa de las Americas prize for... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Kann

Rachel Kann

Rachel Kann is a Write Club Los Angeles champ and resident writer for Hevria and resident performing artist on The Hevria Sessions. Her poetry has been featured at TEDx, on Morning Becomes Eclectic on NPR and as The Weather on the podcast phenomenon, Welcome to Night Vale. She’s performed at venues such as Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, The Broad Stage and The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts. Visit her at rachelkann.com.
avatar for Kevin MacLeod

Kevin MacLeod

Kevin MacLeod, a composer known for his Creative Commons licensed royalty-free music, has a catalog of more than two thousand songs. By giving away his music, he has unwittingly become one of the most heard composers in the world. From KFC commercials to Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Kevin has amassed thousands of media and film credits; his work has appeared in millions of Youtube videos. His website is incompetech.com.
avatar for Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older is the author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the New York Times bestselling Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), which was nominated for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Norton Award and the Locus Award. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Pon

Cindy Pon

Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow), named one of the Top Ten Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for Youth by Booklist, and one of 2009′s best Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror by VOYA. Her most recent novel, Serpentine (Month9Books), is a Junior Library Guild Selection and received starred reviews from School Library Journal and VOYA. The sequel, Sacrifice, releases this September. WANT, a near-future thriller set in... Read More →
avatar for Darin Ross

Darin Ross

Darin is the creator of the storytelling project Find the Starlight and the party games Superfight and Red Flags. His work can be found at FeatherAndMatch.com.
avatar for Kate Rudd

Kate Rudd

Kate Rudd, winner of the 2013 Audie and Odyssey Awards for her narration of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and multiple Audiofile Magazine Earphones award recipient, has narrated over 300 titles across a variety of genres. Kate can be found at katerudd.com.
avatar for Patricia Wheeler

Patricia Wheeler

Patricia is a writer, storyteller, and producer from Hell, Michigan. Her work centers on trauma, relationships, and other lightweight subjects. She is The Moth’s Michigan StorySLAM producer.


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Auditorium

Attendees (395)