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Alethea’s 2016 DragonCon Schedule

Leanna & Lee, from many DragonCons PastHere it is, folks! Technically, it’s still tentative, so be sure to double check these on the app and in the program booklet.

Convention Dates are Fri(9/2/16), Sat(9/3/16), Sun(9/4/16), and Mon(9/5/16).

I will be arriving on Wednesday with Bianca Roman-Stumpff so that I can help her set up in Pop Art Alley on Thursday. Bianca has kindly offered to squirrel some of my books away behind her table–so if I’m not on a panel and Pop Art Alley is open, that’s where I’ll be! Come find us!

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Title: The Online YA Community
Description: From Twitter, to YouTube (booktube!), Reddit, podcasting, Goodreads, PATREON – the online YA community is vibrant.
Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Lindsay Cummings, S. Usher Evans, Alethea Kontis)

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Traveling Side ShowTitle: Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow
Description: Join this motley band of talented (and costumed) authors for an entertaining hour of rants, rap battles, zombie haiku, musical numbers, and more. Swag for the first 40 audience members!
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, E.C. Myers, Gray Rinehart, Mari Mancusi, special musical guest S.J. Tucker)

Stay after the show for an autographing and meet & greet!

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SATURDAY 10:00AM — PARADE
Alethea and costumed members of her Brute Squad will be walking in the YA section this year — look for Alethea’s patchwork skirt and her trademark Blue Alphabet Umbrella!

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Title: Short Fiction for Fun (and Profit?)
Description: Short stories: equal parts art, science, and kung-fu. How does writing a short story differ from writing a novel? Should every author write short fiction?
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jody Lynn Nye, Delilah S. Dawson, Mercedes Lackey, Patricia Briggs, Alethea Kontis)

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Title: Reading: Alethea Kontis
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Edgewood – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis)

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Title: Origins: Gods and Monsters in Myth & Folklore
Description: Many of the supernatural beings and magical creatures appearing in Urban Fantasy have their roots in myth and folklore. Our panelists discuss those they feel most influenced by and others they have discovered in their research.
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Chastain DE – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Kevin Hearne, James R. Tuck, Samantha Sommersby, Valerie Hampton, Kathryn Hinds)

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Title: Novelizing the Media
Description: Media tie-ins are very popular. Our panelists discuss how this works and their participation in a new superhero anthology.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Clay and Susan Griffith, Alethea Kontis, Steve Saffel)

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Vote for TFQ!Title: Autograph Session:
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis)

NOTE: This autograph session will be held at the same time as The Dragon Awards, for which Trix and the Faerie Queen has been nominated for Best MG/YA Novel. (haven’t voted yet? Go to http://awards.dragoncon.org/ and register right now! No membership needed)

This is the only event on my schedule that MAY change, so keep an eye on my Twitter Feed for any last-minute changes. If you miss me, come see me at Bianca’s table in Pop Art Alley!

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My DragonCon 2015 Schedule

Princess Alethea -- DragonCon 2011The con is still two weeks out, so this is subject to change, but here’s what I’ve got right now. Also, not 100% sure I’m walking in the parade yet. Will update everyone when I know for sure.

[Edit: YES I WILL BE WALKING IN THE PARADE. 10am Saturday — look for me with the Dark-Hunters! Xox]

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Title: Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow
Description: Readings, music, & more from a motley band of costumed authors, plus swag!
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, Gray Rinehart, Lisa Mantchev, Delilah S. Dawson, Zac Brewer, D.B. Jackson)

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Title: Reading: Alethea Kontis
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Marietta – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis)

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Title: Autograph Session
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Sherrilyn Kenyon)

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Title: The Source: Folklore & Mythology in UF
Description: Urban fantasy is rooted in age-old myth, legend, and folklore. Authors discuss influences.
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Chastain ED – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, Jean Marie Ward, Jonathan Maberry, Valerie Hampton, Samantha Sommersby)

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Title: An Hour with Sherrilyn Kenyon
Description: The bestselling author of Darkhunter and Chronicles of Nick series answers your questions.
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis)

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My 2014 Dragon Con Schedule

2014 DragonCon App CodeHey there, everybody! Are you ready for Dragon Con 2014?

Here’s my schedule for the weekend (be sure to download the DC App — here’s the QR code for you!). You may notice my distinct lack of autographing times here…but DO NOT WORRY.

Sherrilyn Kenyon also does not have any officially scheduled autographings — that’s because we will both be signing books at her booth in the Exhibitor Hall at various times throughout the weekend. I will also be signing books at the TAIREN’S LAIR booth, and I hope to also have books with me at the SON OF NO ONE book launch on Thursday night.

I will absolutely be signing books all through Dragon Con! The best way to keep up with me–as always–is to follow me on Twitter: @aletheakontis

Hope to see you there! We’re going to have a blast! xox

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Title: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s SON OF NO ONE Book Launch Party
Description: Join fellow Dark-Hunter fans in celebration of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s new book, SON OF NO ONE — (music provided by DJ)
Time: Thurs 08:30pm Location: Sheraton Grand Ballroom A-F (Length: 3 hours…at least)
Moderator / MC for party

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Title: Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow
Description: A motley band of talented (and costumed) authors offers an entertaining hour of readings, musical numbers, and more.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, Gray Rinehart, E. C. Myers, Delilah S. Dawson, Mari Mancusi, Diana Peterfreund)

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Title: Folklore & Mythology in UF
Description: Our panel of authors discusses how they employ folklore and/or mythology in their work.
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Chastain ED – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Alethea Kontis, Samantha Sommersby, Jeanne C. Stein, Faith Hunter, Suzanne Church)

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Title: Reading: Alethea Kontis
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Edgewood – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis)

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Title: An Hour with Sherrilyn Kenyon
Description: Audience Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dark Hunter, Chronicles of Nick, The League, and Belador series
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis)

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Title: Packing a Powerful Punch: YA Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss why Young Adult Urban Fantasy can have just as much visceral and emotional impact as that written for adults.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Chastain ED – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, A. J. Hartley, Mari Mancusi, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis, Diana Peterfreund)

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My BEA 2013 Schedule

(pinned to front page for easy access while at the convention…)

Hello, lovely people!

In an effort to get myself in order, here is my complete agenda (so far) for BEA week. Some things I will only be attending, not presenting (like the luncheon), but for everyone’s sanity (including mine), here is the full list of my scheduled commitments. The ones where I will be speaking/signing/freaking-out-about-winning-an-award will be in bold.

Wednesday, May 29th
3:00pm — Arrive in NYC
6:00pm – 8:00pm — YA/MG Panel at Books of Wonder
Panelists include: PATRICK CARMAN, ALETHEA KONTIS, KEVIN EMERSON, CAROLITA BLYTHE, JOELLE CHARBONNEAU, CINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA

Thursday May 30th
9:00am to 11:00am — School Reading (Brooklyn)
2:00pm — Brilliance Publishing Author Panel (Mtg Room 1A01)
3:30pm – 4:00pm — Alethea signs ENCHANTED at the SFWA booth (#2625)
7:00pm – 9:00pm — Audie Awards Gala (NY Historical Society)

Friday, May 31st
10:00am – 10:30am — Alethea signs HERO (main author signing – table 25)
12:00 – 1:00pm — Brilliance Publishing Luncheon (Mtg Room 1A01)
2:00 pm — Leanna Renee Hieber signing at SFWA booth

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Further updates as events warrant.

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My NY Comic Con Schedule

Stopping square in the middle of the HERO novel edit to go to NY today. NY Comic Con, here I come!

If you’ve downloaded the NYCC app (which is a smart thing to do), I’m not actually listed. BUT YOU ALL KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME: At Janet Lee’s table in Artist Alley!

I will be there for the duration of the convention — that’s right: Thursday – Sunday. Please come by and see me!

Janet and I also have special WONDERLAND ALPHABET signings at the Archaia Entertainment booth (Exhibitor 1520) at the following times:

Fri, 10/12
12-1pm (with Janet Lee), Table 1

Sat, 10/13
4-5pm (with Janet Lee), Table 1

Sun, 10/14
2-3pm (with Janet Lee), Table 1

Only WONDERLAND ALPHABET will be available during those times, but if you come by Artists Alley, I’ll have ENCHANTED and tons of ALPHAOOPS: H IS FOR HALLOWEEN. (‘Tis the season!)

Janet and I will also be selling THE COMPLETE SET OF ALPHABET PRINTS from WONDERLAND ALPHABET, which has never before been available.

And…as always…THERE WILL BE SWAG.

Why wouldn’t you stop by? See you fellow geeks there! xox

 

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Alethea’s 2012 Dragon*Con Schedule

Hello, everybody!

It’s that time again — Dragon*Con 2012 is almost upon us! (I know because I’m already haveing anxiety dreams about packing.)

Here’s my programming schedule for the convention. Two things to note:

1.) When I am not programming (or shopping), I will be with Janet K. Lee at her table in Artists’s Alley. We will have lots of books and swag and Wonderland Alphabet prints and other goodies. Please come visit!

2.) Once again, my reading hour will be Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow! Readings, singing, dancing, Zombie Haiku…and free goodie bags for the first 48 people who show up. So, tell your friends…but make sure you get there first!!

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Title: Interview with Sherrilyn Kenyon
Description: Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dark-Hunter series.
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel

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Title: Frightening Folklore
Description: A look at the ways folklore is used in dark fantasy fiction
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Embassy C – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Dragon*Con Parade
Time: Sat 10:00 am

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Title: Autograph Session
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: M301 – M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: YA and Middle Grade Fiction
Description: How to break into one of the hottest markets out there.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Reading:Alethea Kontis (a.k.a. PRINCESS ALETHEA’S TRAVELING SIDESHOW!)
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Edgewood – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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My Mysticon 2012 Schedule

At long last I have it: My Mysticon 2012 schedule!

Mysticon is a sci-fi, fantasy, & horror convention held February 24-26 at the Holiday Inn – Tanglewood (4468 Starkey Road, SW) in Roanoke, VA. Author Guest of Honor is the lovely Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Artist Guest of Honor is the fabulous Ursula Vernon!

A couple of things not to be alarmed about: 1.) Yes, once again, my signing is first thing on Friday night, before I’ve been on any panels or gotten to meet anyone at the convention. PLEASE come see me — I’ll have lots of special goodies with me!  I’m also happy to hook you up with purchases whenever I have free time — just pull me aside and let me know. (And I do take major credit cards, thank you Square.)

2.) I will not be appearing on Sunday, because I need to head home first thing in the morning. I do hate leaving so early — especially on the rare occasion that I get to see Sherri! — but the 26th is both the Fairy GodBoyfriend’s and Fairy Goddaughter the Younger’s birthday. I CANNOT MISS THIS. I would lose all my Fairy Godmother points.

It’s also the Fairy GodBoyfriend’s DOUGLAS ADAMS BIRTHDAY (42, of course), so missing that would throw the universe into some sort of improbability chaos…and we can’t have that, now, can we?

Friday, February 24th
5:00 PM
Signing Table
Alethea Kontis Signing

8:00 PM
Boardroom 1
How To Be a Dark Hunter
Determined to vanquish evil in the night. Join Sherrilyn and our other panelists as they discuss how you too can be a dark hunter and protect humanity from things that go bump in the night.
Saturday, February 25th
5:00 PM
Boardroom 1
Staking It All on Vamps
Why are vampires so popular? Is anything likely to rival them? Werewolves? Zombies? If so, what? Whose vampires are the best and why?
8:00 PM
Fireplace
Children’s Bedtime Story Hour
Getting close to bedtime? Bring your pillow and curl up by the fireplace for tonight’s bedtime stories.
10:00 PM
Dogwood 1
Horrors Unknown
You’ve probably heard of Lovecraft, Stoker, and Poe. Now learn about some of the other past masters of terror tales as panelists discuss favorite horror writers and their works.
 

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My Dragon*Con 2011 Schedule (Redux)

Because you might have missed it, here it is again. Write it down!

And be sure to attend PRINCESS ALETHEA’S TRAVELING SIDESHOW! Readings! Dancing! Singing! Puppets! Rubber duckies! Zombie Haiku! Free FABULOUS swag bags for the first 48 people! Fun for the whole family! You don’t want to miss it!

Convention Dates are Fri(9/2/11), Sat(9/3/11), Sun(9/4/11), and Mon(9/5/11)

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Title: Reading: Alethea Kontis
PRINCESS ALETHEA’S TRAVELING SIDESHOW! (come early)
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Edgewood – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Parade!
Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: The streets! (Look for me with the Dark-Hunters)

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Title: Interview with Sherrilyn Kenyon
Description: Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dark-Hunter series.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel

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Title: Dragon*Autographs
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: M301 – M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Scary Fairy Tales
Description: Fables and fairy tales in dark fantasy literature.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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When I am not at these locations (and not walking in the Parade – Sat, 10am), I will most likely be found at JANET LEE’s table in Artists Alley. I will do my absolute best to bring some books to sell…but airplane luggage charges being what they are, coupled with the fact that I sold out quickly last year, please remember that it is always best if you bring your own copies of books for me to sign.

Now I’m going to check out some more Dragon*Con TV and make a grocery list. Granola bars, tea, beef jerky, baconnaise…CHECK. See you soon!

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My Dragon*Con Schedule

Because it’s never too early to start thinking about Dragon*Con!

Here’s my schedule. Make a note. Write it down. Punch it into your phone. Most importantly, do not miss the reading on Friday, otherwise known as PRINCESS ALETHEA’S TRAVELING SIDESHOW! As before, the first 48 people will get free bags filled with amazing awesomeness. (And by awesomeness, I don’t mean bookmarks and flyers. I mean hardcover books, magnets, buttons, temporary tattoos, bubbles, and much more!)

Convention Dates are Fri(9/2/11), Sat(9/3/11), Sun(9/4/11), and Mon(9/5/11)

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Title: Reading: Alethea Kontis
PRINCESS ALETHEA’S TRAVELING SIDESHOW! (come early)
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Edgewood – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Interview with Sherrilyn Kenyon
Description: Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dark-Hunter series.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel

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Title: Dragon*Autographs
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: M301 – M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Scary Fairy Tales
Description: Fables and fairy tales in dark fantasy literature.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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When I am not at these locations (and not walking in the Parade – Sat, 10am), I will most likely be found at JANET LEE’s table in Artists Alley. I will do my absolute best to bring some books to sell…but airplane luggage charges being what they are, coupled with the fact that I sold out quickly last year, please remember that it is always best if you bring your own copies of books for me to sign.

And now I’m going to tease you mercilessly. I’m not going to confirm it, because I don’t have one in my magic little hands yet, but I will be giving away one or two (or three!) of something that you REALLY REALLY REALLY will want to get your hands on. Because it doesn’t come out until next May. *wink*

But you won’t have a chance to get it unless you come see me!

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Hypericon Schedule

It’s crazy…I have SO many things I’d like to post about, but my sister worked me like a Draft Horse when I was in Charleston last week, and now I’m in TN with a very short time in which to pack up my entire house…oddly enough, there may be more posts during Hypericon this weekend, when I am forced to sit down and BREATHE.

Speaking of Hypericon, here’s my schedule:

15-MINUTE READINGS: Friday 11:00pm

Saturday 10:30am:
BUILDING THE PERFECT BEAST
Authors discuss how to create the supernatural or man-made baddies for your work – monsters, ghosts, aliens, anything not quite the guy next door.

Saturday 1:00pm
SECONDARY CHARACTERS
Protagonists and Antagonists would be bored and lonely if there weren’t others around to save or terrify. Writers discuss tips on preventing your work from being filled with cliches and cardboard cutouts.
SHERRILYN KENYON, ALETHEA KONTIS, SARA HARVEY, BRIAN J HATCHER, DAVID JACK BELL

SIGNING: Saturday @ 2:15pm

Saturday 6:00pm
THE TRUTH ABOUT ANTHOLOGIES
These writers and editors will discuss anthologies from both sides – how to put one together, how to find and submit to them, what editors are looking for and how they are different from magazines.
RAMSEY CAMPBELL, ALETHEA KONTIS, MICHAEL KNOST, JASON SIZEMORE

SIGNING Sunday @ 10:30am

I will also be showing art at the art show (woohoo!!!!), and for those of you curious about all those awesome hairsticks my sister and I painted last week, those will be on sale at the Apex Table.

See you soon!

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