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Further Confusion in trying something new this year. In addition to our regular social and species track programming we are offering space around the convention center where attendees can host their own meet ups. Click here to view the schedule and sign up for a time.

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Saturday, January 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The First Fifteen Seconds

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Bigger (and even smaller) publishers have "First Readers," who decide which proposals should be sent on to editors. Most get rejected within the first fifteen seconds of reading. Learn how to give your story a fabulous start!

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Publisher, FurPlanet Productions
Interested in publishing, writing, podcasting.
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Jakebe is a common jackalope living in the techno-wilds of Silicon Valley. He loves being present, cookies and civil discussions about religion and spirituality. Find him online at jakebe.com, where he talks about storytelling, movies and furries.

Mel. White

Known to her kids as "Indiana Mom", Dr. Mel. is a scientist, writer, artist, comic book creator, poet, storyteller, and World of Warcraft player (not necessarily in that order.) She is a volunteer educator at two Audubon centers and works on dinosaur bones for the Perot Museum and Heard Museum. She teams up with John DeLaughter for the Secret Science Society and occasionally appears as "Dr. Minerva Grant" to unwrap her famous mummy, "I'Ity... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott: Blossom Hill II/III