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Friday, October 14 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Friday Afternoon Variety Show

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Hosted by Jenn Bane and Sandeep Parikh
Featuring:
- A talk by M.T. Anderson
- A performance by Dessa
- A reading by Cindy Pon
- A talk by John Scalzi
- Stagecraft: Tips, Tricks, & Cheats by Rives
- A talk by Saladin Ahmed
- Paul Sabourin and John Scalzi in conversation
- A talk by Katrina Ostrander
- A live comic reading by MariNaomi

Speakers
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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 →
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MariNaomi

MariNaomi is the award-winning author and illustrator of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), Dragon's Breath and Other True Stories (2dcloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014), Turning Japanese (2dcloud, 2016), I Thought You Hated Me (Retrofit Comics, 2016), and her self-published Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009). Her work has appeared in over sixty print publications and has been featured on numerous websites, such as... Read More →
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Rives

Rives is a poet from NYC. He was a cast member on “HBO’s Def Poetry Jam” and has six talks on TED.com (but who doesn’t?). Rives favors what everybody favors: wordplay, romance, house plants, motorcycles and the National Register of Historic Places.
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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.
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M.T. Anderson

M.T. Anderson has written stories for adults, picture books for children, adventure novels for young readers, and several books for older readers (both teens and adults). His satirical book Feed was a Finalist for the National Book Award and was the winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize. The first volume of his Octavian Nothing saga won the National Book Award and the Boston Globe / Horn Book Prize. Both the first and second volumes of that... Read More →
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Katrina Ostrander

Katrina Ostrander is a gamer chick, game master, and fiction editor working at Fantasy Flight Games. She is also a member of the story groups for the Android, Arkham Horror, Legend of the Five Rings, and Runebound universes. Her previous credits include work as a developer on the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire and Age of Rebellion roleplaying game lines. Her blog, TripleCrit.com, is for storytellers of all sorts, be they behind the GM screen... Read More →
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Sandeep Parikh

Sandeep is a talented writer/director/actor. He is best known for playing the affable stalker Zaboo on multi-award winning web series THE GUILD. His TV appearances include NEW GIRL, CALIFORNICATION, COMMUNITY, and THE CRAZY ONES. He is also known for his involvement in Comedy Central's online smash hit THE LEGEND OF NEIL; SAVE THE SUPERS; and THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HORROR from Nerdist. His current projects include writing and co-producing MISS... Read More →
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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 →
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Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock, along with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage, and co-produce JoCo Cruise. The duo’s original webseries musical, “LearningTown&ldquo... Read More →
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John Scalzi

John Scalzi writes science fiction. He like pie. HE BREATHES FIRE. One of these previous statements is false. Which one might surprise you.


Friday October 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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