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Saturday, October 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday Morning Variety Show

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Hosted by Liz Hara and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Featuring:

- A talk by Patricia Wheeler

- A performance by Rives

- A talk by Storm DiCostanzo

- A talk by Mikki Kendall

- Patrick Rothfuss and Wesley Chu in conversation

- A talk by John Darnielle

- A reading by Ben Acker

- Who Killed Hank Green? - a puppet murder mystery written by Mary Robinette Kowal, featuring Eli Mandel, Kate Rudd, Keef Cross, Liz Hara, Mikki Kendall, Saladin Ahmed, and M.T. Anderson


Speakers
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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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Ben Acker

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker are the creators and writers of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old time radio, which is also an award-winning podcast. They’ve written for television (including Supernatural and Cassius and Clay) and comic books (including Flash Gordon, Deadpool and Wolverine). Blacker is the producer and moderator of the Nerdist Writers Panel. Acker has written for public radio program Wits. The end.
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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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Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is an Emmy-nominated multifaceted entertainer/artist/puppeteer best known for performing Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street. She has received an UNIMA Citation of Excellence and two Jim Henson Foundation Grants for her stage show "Wake Up Your Weird" which premiered Off-Broadway and has written and created several shows that champion the arts. Her latest podcast, featuring all her original characters, ”Lolly's... Read More →
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Wesley Chu

Wesley Chu is an award-winning science fiction author with published seven books. He won the 2015 John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award. His debut novel, The Lives of Tao, earned him the Alex Award by the Young Adult Library Services Association and was selected by Goodreads as a Science Fiction Choice Award Finalist. Chu is also an accomplished martial artist and has acted in film, television, and has worked a model and stuntman.
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Keef Cross

My name is KEEF CROSS and I was born in Gary, Indiana, and raised in Atlanta Georgia. I attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, and after graduation, I began my tattoo apprenticeship. Sixteen years later I am still working as a tattooist, along with being a fine artist and a comic book creator. Of all my different art disciplines, writing and drawing my book “DayBlack”, is my one true passion. In 2013, I joined Rosarium... Read More →
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John Darnielle

John Darnielle is the author of Wolf in White Van (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and plays in the Mountain Goats. He reflects often on how his life might have been different had he succeeded in his quest to finish the NES side-scroller Ninja Gaiden III: the Ancient Ship of Doom, the one where the hawks fly at you when you’re trying to navigate a bunch of rotted bridges and planks across a body of water, and they knock you into the water, and... Read More →
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Storm DiCostanzo

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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Liz Hara

Liz Hara is a writer, builder, and puppeteer. She and her team won the 2015 Emmy Award for their Costume Design on Sesame Street. She currently works for Sesame as a puppet builder and wrangler, and began writing for the show in Season 46. She has written other children’s entertainment for Nickelodeon and PBS, including the new science curriculum show Nature Cat. Liz creates her own work, which has been presented at the Edinburgh Comedy... Read More →
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Mikki Kendall

Mikki Kendall aspires to be an over-educated loudmouth with deep pockets. Failing that she manages to be a periodic cyborg who masquerades as a person with a spouse, kids, and all the trappings of quasi respectability. Once gainfully employed by an unnamed agency, she now invests her time in writing, wrangling jackasses on the internet & telling people to go straight to hell. Raised by a family of cutthroat sarcastic assassins with magic... Read More →
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Mary Robinette Kowal

Program Director, Writing Excuses
Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her work has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories... Read More →
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Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin to awesome parents. After nine years at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he accidentally had enough credits to graduate with an English degree. Patrick then went to grad school. He’d rather not talk about it. In March 2007, The Name of the Wind was published and met with surprising success. In the years since, it has been translated into 30 languages, won all manner of awards, and... Read More →
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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.
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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.


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
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