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Sunday, July 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Inspired by Potter

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Harry Potter set a high bar for magic in YA. This panel of authors will discuss the influence of Harry Potter on their writing, and how they approach magic in their books.

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Natalie Simpson

Natalie is an Atlanta based, long time Harry Potter and YA fan. She is a member of Dragon Con's YA Literature Track staff as of 2015. She works in Public Policy in Atlanta and spends more time than she cares to admit watching Netflix and reading all the YA she can find.

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Victoria Aveyard

Victoria is the author of the New York Times bestselling RED QUEEN, the first in a trilogy about a society where the color of your blood means everything–if you’re a Red, you have nothing, and if you’re a Silver, you have everything… including superpowers. Victoria was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known... Read More →
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Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of THE DARKEST MINDS trilogy and PASSENGER. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. After working in publishing for several years, Alex now writes full-time and can find her hard at work on her next novel in a charming little apartment that’s... Read More →
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Lindsay Cummings

Lindsay Cummings writes Young Adult and Middle Grade fantasy and science fiction at HarperCollins. Her debut YA novel, THE MURDER COMPLEX, was published in June 2014, quickly followed by her first middle grade series, THE BALANCE KEEPERS in September. She’s the creator of the... Read More →
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Stephanie Diaz

Twenty-two-year-old Stephanie Diaz wrote her first novel, EXTRACTION, when she should’ve been studying and making short films at San Diego State University. She has since written the next two books in the Extraction series, REBELLION and the forthcoming EVOLUTION, out September 8, 2015. When she isn’t lost in books, she can be found singing, marveling... Read More →
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Tobie Easton

Author
Award-winning author Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she's grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. Her Mer Chronicles series (Emerge, Submerge, and Immerse) follows the descendants of the Little... Read More →


Sunday July 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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