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Saturday, October 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
How to Create and Also Eat

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Regardless of medium, artists face many of the same challenges. What choices do creators face when trying to make art in today's economy? What common ground strategies are there for balancing art and budget needs?

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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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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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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 →


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom A