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Sunday, November 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fairy Tales for the Modern Age

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Writers from Tanith Lee to Cat Valente to Seanan McGuire have incorporated and transformed fairy tales in their work. How have they managed to update the stories in a manner that feels both in line with the originals and relevant to the present day? Are their adaptations actually darker than the source material, or have the Disney versions just changed what we think of as the standard?

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Philippa Ballantine

Author
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Philippa Ballantine has always had her head in a book. At the age of thirteen she began writing fantasy stories for herself. Her first professional sale was in 1997, and since then she has gone on to produce novel length fiction. In 2006 she became... Read More →
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Karen Heuler

Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to Clarkesworld to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has published five novels and three story collections with university and small... Read More →
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Kim Kindya

Kim Kindya is a freelance editor, writer, and content manager. She currently has been doing editing work for manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment. She has also worked at the SoHo ArtHouse digital art gallery in New York City, where she organized the successful AniMiniCon SoHo... Read More →
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Linda J. Lee

Director, Instructional Design; Lecturer, Folklore, University of Pennsylvania
Linda J. Lee is the Director of Instructional Design at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she helps faculty use technology in their courses. She also teaches online and face-to-face Folklore courses for Penn’s School of Liberal and Professional Studies... Read More →
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Eric Parmer

Eric Parmer has a degree in English Literature with a focus on all the weird stuff that English Literature really shouldn't cover. Russian Fairy Tales. Vampires. Slavic Sci-Fi. You know. The classics.
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Mary Spila

Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania
Mary Spila is not your stereotypical, mild-mannered librarian. She is an active member in the Society for Creative Anachronism. The spins her own yard, knits, and does tablet weaving. She reads everything within visual range. Current favorites are mixed genre fiction, History, and... Read More →


Sunday November 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza II Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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