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Friday, October 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Telling the Truth

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It turns out it's not so easy. Does 'the truth' even exist? Can a fictional story have more truth than reality? Our panelists believe that story telling is one of the most effective and vital ways of conveying hard truths, but it's never simple.

Moderator
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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.

Featured Guests
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Ana Adlerstein

Ana Adlerstein is a story producer with WNYC/NPR’s Snap Judgment. Before coming to Snap, she worked at The Moth, where she helped with live show production and assisted editing their book of top stories. In addition, she is a dedicated SF bay area fish monger, manages a scholarship program on the largest island on Lake Victoria, Kenya, and really loves hitchhiking. 
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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 young... Read More →
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Leslie Datsis

Leslie Datsis runs One Time Stories, a video project that shares stories by artists, writers, YouTube creators, and others based on different themes. OTS and its active community of viewer-contributors serves as a reminder that anyone and everyone has exciting, meaningful stories to share. | | Leslie is also an active member of the YouTube community and has created storytelling vlogs since 2008 on her channel lesliefoundhergrail. She was... 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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Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the author of many award-winning books for children and young adults.  She is currently serving as Young People's Poet Laureate and won the 2014 National Book Award for her memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming.


Friday October 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Auditorium 3

Attendees (188)