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Saturday, August 27 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Are Agents Still Necessary?

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In the last decade, the rise of various social media platforms has allowed creators to connect directly with fans and industry professionals with previously unprecedented ease. Also, self-publishing has never been easier for creators. With all these tools at the fingertips of creators, are agents still necessary?

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Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (birthplace of Tina Turner). He's been a reporter, editor, photographer and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. He now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for trolls, writes before six in the morning and tries to teach my three kids to act like they've been to town before. His novels include the Tufa series (the latest, "Chapel of Ease," will be out in September) and the Eddie LaCrosse novel... Read More →
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Catie Pfeifer

Catie Pfeifer is a Milwaukee native who currently resides in Madison. She has been an editorial assistant for the last three years, working primarily with fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction authors. She is also a member of the concom for Odyssey Con. In her free time... Read More →
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Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli writes stories, games, essays, and comics for media/tie-in properties and her original works from her studio in the Midwest. She’s a former musician of 20+ years and a graduate of UW-Madison’s Creative Writing program who now writes full-time. Monica is the... Read More →

Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Salon F