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Friday, October 9 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Friday Afternoon Mainstage

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Hosted by Darin Ross & Maggie Stiefvater

  • Why Stories Matter - Sarah Mackey
  • What’s in My Mouth? Challenge - Dylan Marron, Meg Bashwiner, Darin Ross, Kate Jones
  • Juvenilia - Matt de la Pena, Holly Black, Mara Wilson, Dave Nadelberg
  • A Talk About Science - Hank Green, Ben Lillie
  • Harry & the Potters Performance - Joe & Paul DeGeorge

Featured Guests
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Meg Bashwiner

Meg Bashwiner is a writer, performer, board member and co-artistic director with the New York Neo-Futurists known for their long running, always changing show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. Her voice can be heard on the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, she is the Emcee and plays the role of "Deb" in the touring Welcome to Night Vale live show. Her writing and performance is featured in a upcoming episode of the WNYC podcast Selected... Read More →
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Holly Black

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest and she will be writing the new Lucifer series for DC Comics. She has been a a finalist for an Eisner... Read More →
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Joe DeGeorge

Joe DeGeorge is a professional wizard impersonator. He works closely with his brother Paul on many endeavors, one of which is the Cephalopodcast.  Joe's interests include but are not limited to punk stuff, saxophone, and Marxism. Currently Joe is accepting submissions for a zine analyzing the major motion picture "Minions" as a collectivist narrative against the backdrop of of global capitalism and materialism that it exists in. If... Read More →
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Paul DeGeorge

Paul is a fandom innovator. He plays in Harry and the Potters, co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, created the Golden Snitchwich, and orchestrated the 2012 Nerds for Obama campaign. He and his brother Joe also write and produce The Cephalopodcast, a podcast hosted by a lonely giant squid.
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Hank Green

Hank Green makes YouTube videos on the Vlogbrothers, SciShow, and Crash Course channels. He and his brother John came up with the idea for NerdCon: Stories in the first place.
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Kate Jones

Kate Jones is a writer, performer, host, wedding officiant and stand-up comedian from New Jersey. She is a member of the Neo-Futurists and performed in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind in New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Kate was in the cast of The Big Quiz Thing, in Nickelodeon's Grown-Up Words, presented at Nerdnite New York, performed in the 2013 Providence Improv Festival and was a founding member of the Baltimore... Read More →
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Ben Lillie

Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district. He is the co-founder and artistic director of The Story Collider, where people are invited to tell stories of their personal experience of science. He is also a Moth StorySLAM champion and has written for The Atlantic Tech, Slate, and TED.com.
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Sarah Mackey

Sarah Mackey is the Director of Community Engagement for National Novel Writing Month, a nonprofit that works to empower and encourage writing and vibrant creativity around the world. Along with the rest of the NaNoWriMo staff and the 800 volunteers around the world she oversees, Sarah helps people discover that their stories matter. | | Sarah has been participating in NaNoWriMo since 2002, volunteering for NaNoWriMo since 2003, and working... Read More →
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Dylan Marron

Dylan Marron is a Drama Desk-nominated writer & performer based in New York City. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast 'Welcome to Night Vale' and he plays Ari on the critically acclaimed web series 'Whatever this is.' He is the co-creator and performer of 'Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite', a 17-character middle school talent show, in which he and Jo Firestone play every role. As an ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists... Read More →
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David Nadelberg

David Nadelberg is a writer, producer and host. He is best known as the creator of Mortified, a grassroots storytelling project where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids. Over the course of thirteen years, he grew Mortified into a “a cultural phenomenon” (Newsweek) that includes stage shows in over a dozen cities worldwide (LA to DC to Amsterdam), a series of books, a weekly podcast, and various film and TV... Read More →
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Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times Bestselling author of six critically-acclaimed young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, The Living and The Hunted) and two award-winning picture books (A Nations Hope and Last Stop on Market Street). Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball. de la... Read More →
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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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Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, the Raven Cycle, and the Michael L. Printz Honor book The Scorpio Races. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, two children, her 1973 Camaro, and nine miniature silky fainting goats. She's also an artist and a musician. She likes things that go. Find her online at www.maggiestiefvater.com.
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Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is a lifelong storyteller. She is perhaps best known for her childhood roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda. Now she plays The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home on Welcome to Night Vale, and hosts her show about fears and anxieties, What Are You Afraid Of?, at Union Hall. Her writing has appeared on McSweeney’s, Cracked, The Toast, and she is currently at work on her first book of essays, Where Am I Now... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Auditorium

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