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Saturday, October 15 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturday Afternoon Variety Show

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Hosted by Paul & Storm

Featuring: 

- A rapid-fire Q&A with Chris Rathjen, Eileen Cook, Joe DeGeorge, Jonathan Ying, Karen Hallion, Kevin MacLeod, Nalo Hopkinson, and Paolo Bacigalupi

- Daniel José Older and Nalo Hopkinson in conversation

- Ms. Pacman vs the Patriarchy - a talk by Paul DeGeorge

- A reading by Michael R. Underwood

- A lip sync battle with Blue Delliquanti, John Scalzi, Paul Sabourin, Matt Young, Mikki Kendall, and Darin Ross

- A talk by John Green


Speakers
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Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi is probably best known for his debut novel THE WINDUP GIRL, which was as named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. Internationally, it has won the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany), and the Grand prix de l’Imaginaire (France). He went on to write his debut... Read More →
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Eileen Cook

Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight different languages. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Her newest book, WITH MALICE, came out in June 2016 and was chosen as a summer pick by Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Amazon. She is also a writing instructor. You can read more about Eileen, her books, and the things that strike her as... Read More →
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Blue Delliquanti

Blue Delliquanti is a comic artist based in Minneapolis. She is the creator of the Ignatz- and Lambda-nominated webcomic O Human Star. Her work has also appeared in multiple comics anthologies, including Beyond, Smut Peddler, and New World.
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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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John Green

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother... Read More →
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Karen Hallion

Karen Hallion is originally from Nahant, Massachusetts, located just north of Boston. She is a 1997 graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design and holds a BFA in Illustration. Karen taught elementary school art until 2009 when she transitioned to working full-time as a freelance artist. Karen has done licensed work for Marvel, Lucas, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks Studios, Cryptozoic, TOPPS, and Disney. She has also worked with HerUniverse... Read More →
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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 →
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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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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.
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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 →
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Christopher Rathjen

Christopher Rathjen (Cdr. Hayes & Podcast Production on the Improvised Star Trek Podcast) is an actor, writer and filmmaker. During his time in Chicago he's been a member of some great groups at the iO Theater and around the city, including James Jackson, The Signatures, Ringo Starr, and The Talking Cure. He has brought Chicago comedy history to life with A Pocket Guide to Hell’s reenactment of The Compass Players and Studs' Place.
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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.
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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.
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Michael R. Underwood

Michael R. Underwood is the author of the Ree Reyes Geekomancy books, the Genrenauts series of novellas, and more. He is currently the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike has been a bookseller, publishers’ representative, and teacher. He is a co-host on Hugo Award-Finalist The Skiffy & Fanty Show and Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans. Mike lives in Baltimore with his wife and... Read More →
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Jonathan Ying

Jonathan Ying graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York with a Liberal Arts Degree, since then he’s worked with Dreamworks Animation Studios, Fantasy Flight Games, and Harper Collins on a variety of projects. He has designed several popular board games including Star Wars: Imperial Assault. He also dabbles in writing children’s books, making comics and writing bios that are exactly 64 words long.
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Matt Young

Matt Young is an actor, improviser, producer, director, and writer based in Chicago. He’s most well known as Usidore the Wizard from the podcast, Hello from the Magic Tavern. He also leads the inept crew of the U.S.S. Sisyphus as Captain Baxter in the Improvised Star Trek podcast. He is a founding member of Whirled News Tonight, the long-running improvised satire at iO Chicago. He has appeared in commercials for companies such as Sears, Long... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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