Guest Spotlight: Jane Espenson

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            Jane Espenson has had a long, successful career in writing. She’s worked on situation comedies and serial dramas including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dinosaurs, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Torchwood, and most recently, Once Upon a Time. She’s even written and produced her first independent, original web series with co-creator Brad Bell, entitled Husbands.

            Espenson’s most well known work began with Buffy, where she worked for five years and wrote 23 episodes, including the penultimate episode, “End of Days.” She was promoted to Co-Producer in season four and promoted again to Co-Executive Producer in the final season. Later, she joined Battlestar Galactica as the show’s Co-Executive Producer just after the BSG television movie Razor.

            Besides the large roster of shows she has worked on, Espenson has garnered an impressive number of awards and nominations for her work as well. She’s won Hugo awards, a Streamy Award, two Best Writing awards, and many more. One of her Hugo awards was for an episode that she wrote in 2010 for Game of Thrones.

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            With her tremendous experience in writing and producing, it made perfect sense to put her in charge of HawaiiCon’s screenwriting workshop this September. During this workshop, attendees will learn about the process of becoming a professional screenwriter and how to craft the best script from ideas. This is an opportunity that attendees will not want to miss, and is only available exclusively through HawaiiCon.

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Tyler Murray

Tyler is an Integrated Marketing Communications graduate student of West Virginia University. Tyler infuses his fresh, ever-growing knowledge of marketing and communications into HawaiiCon to keep you pumped and informed on all the spectacular things happening at this year's convention.