I absolutely love being involved with SL Comic Con and next week’s 2015 event looks to be as killer as ever.
Here’s the run-down of my panels and such!
I have two books coming out right around this time so it’s a bit of a whirlwind how that’s all worked out, but I can’t wait to share both of these.
One is an anthology called Psychopomps, so it is a collection of speculative fiction short stories by me and three other authors: Raychel Rose, E. W. Farnsworth, and Ben Lane Hodson. In it, we also include our favorite classic short stories on the topic of ‘Shepherds of the Dead’, so you can’t go wrong! Even though you’ll of course like our stories, you’ll also get timeless but sometimes overlooked tales by luminaries such as Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, H.P. Lovecraft, and E.F. Benson (available on Amazon).
The other is the first novel in my series Peacock Lavine and the Fates of Nyx, about an immortal Valkyrie who creates a new identity as a social enigma influencing change in regency era London, when she’s forced to live among mortals (available October 2015).
“A Steampunk and Urban Fantasy Rollick and Tussle Through an Alternative Regency Iceland and England”, Piccadilly Valkyrie (Book 1 in the series) hits notes of Jane Austen’s society but it also encompasses lower elements, societal hermits, Luddites, and of course, Norse supernaturals.
The coolest thing about these conventions is learning from others, so my goal in participating on panels is to give back and hopefully share anything that might be helpful, interesting, or entertaining to either readers or writers.
Writing Action: Fisticuffs, Guns & Things that Blow Up Real Good
Why I’m on this panel: In my novel Piccadilly Valkyrie, my main character learns the basics of 18th century bare-knuckle boxing.
Friday September 25, 2015 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Some of the biggest challenges writers face involve fast-paced flurries of action, big explosions, and keeping track of whose limbs are where – all without the help of a visual aid. Writing action is a serious undertaking and shouldn’t be done without adult supervision. Luckily, we’ve assembled a team of adults to help guide you through the process.
Room 255CLarry Correia
Robert J. Defendi
Charles E. Gannon
Eric James Stone
Aaron Lee Yeager
Tea Time with Miss Austen
Why I’m on this panel: I get to moderate this one, so I’m very excited about that. Jane Austen had definitely influenced my regency era novel Piccadilly Valkyrie (though my story does stray into steampunk, urban fantasy, and alternate history).
Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00 am to 10:50 am
This panel will discuss how and why Jane Austen still has an impact on pop culture, from retellings with modern settings or zombies to Hollywood and forays into the enduring Austen phenomenon like Austenland.
Mette Ivie Harrison
150 Years Down the Rabbit Hole: The Impact on Popular Culture of Alice in Wonderland
Why I’m on this panel: My boutique press is named after a ‘self-published’ periodical by Lewis Carroll titled Mischmasch (MischMaschBooks.com).
Saturday September 26, 2015 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Jessica Day George
So if you’re going to SL Comic Con, let me know or come up and say hello.