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Saturday, October 31 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
It's Not Fan art/fiction: Working with Licenced Properties

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It's almost impossible to name a fandom that doesn't have at least some fan art or fan fiction dedicated to it.  For the authors and artists on this panel, who are working with shows and characters that belong to companies and are copyrighten, their creations are part of the cannon.  Join Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony), Diane Duane (Star Trek: TOS and TNG), Joelle Jones (various), Peter Morwood (Star Trek: TOS) and Troy Little (Power Puff Girls) as they talk about how to work with lisenced properties in a way that isn't fan service.

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Diane Duane

Author
Diane Duane has been writing science fiction and fantasy in prose form for more than thirty years, including her long-running “Young Wizards” series and the nine bestselling Star Trek novels for which (among many other works) she was recently awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Her TV and film writing has included characters ranging from Jean-Luc Picard to... Read More →
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Brenda Hickey

Comic
Brenda Hickey is a comic artist and writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. She's had an unhealthy obsession with the comics art form from a very young age, and can't remember a time when she wasn't drawing. Her most well known work is on IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic series. Other works include her self published mini series Tatian in Halls of the Turnip King, her webcomic series In the Air, comic issues for Bayer Medical, as well... Read More →
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Joëlle Jones

Comic
Joëlle Jones is a comic book artist living in Portland, OR. She is currently writing and drawing a new series Lady Killer published by Dark Horse and is also known for her work on Helheim, and the follow up Brides of HELHEIM the supernatural viking thriller series written by Cullen Bunn and published by Oni Press. She has also worked on various projects with the New York Times, Graphic Universe, Vertigo, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and ONI... Read More →
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Troy Little

Comic
Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for the... Read More →
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Peter Morwood

Author
Peter Morwood left pilot training in the RAF and a job in the UK civil service that he’s not allowed to talk about to become a full time SF and fantasy writer in 1986. To his work on his Horse Lords and Tales of Old Russia epic fantasy series, he’s since added screen work ranging from animated series like Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series to the award-winning SyFy miniseries Dark... Read More →
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Jeff Russell

Author / Illustrator
Soon after meeting his Nova Scotian wife and co-author B.A. Lee, Alberta grown J. Alan Russell found himself immersed in a world of ocean voyages,treasure hunters, and spectral sea monsters. Now, after more than a decade of adventure, he is very proud to consider himself a Haligonian and takes regular forays into the wild North Atlantic on their vessel, 'Stargazer'. Inspired by the rich history and character of Nova Scotia and its people... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC