Participating as a panelist at the SLC Comic Con Fan Experience (FanX) 2014 earlier this spring was a blast, as was speaking at Fantasy Con 2014 mid-summer.
Now the geekery continues with the autumnal Salt Lake Comic Con 2014, at which I’ll also be a panelist. Basically, Utah creates enough demand to justify a nerd conference once a season. . .at least. Winter? The awesome Life the Universe, and Everything (LTUE 2015) Sci Fi & Fantasy Symposium of course!
I am so excited. I learn so much and meet awesome people at these things. I’ll be contributing on topics of writing productivity, writing skills, fantasy, and science fiction in general, and likely relative to my two series, HulduSnoops (mystery and fantasy) and The Salt Sheen Paradox (time travel science fiction thriller).
I’ll be participating all three days, on the following panels:
Thursday September 4, 2014
6:00 pm – Comic Con Writer’s Retreat Part 1: Planning and Outlining Your Novel, Making Time to Write – Room 255C
Friday September 5, 2014
5:00 pm – Magic, Myths, Legends, Archetypes and the Supernatural: What Writers of Speculative Fiction Have to Work With – Room 255E
Saturday September 6, 2014
2:00 pm – Why We Love Time Travel – Room 255E
If you’ve never been to one of these conferences, maybe consider this or something like it closer to you. As with previous conferences, I’ll be posting pics of my favorite costumes to social media. I know there will be so, so many…
As a panelist for this past weekend’s Comic Con FanX 2014, I had a bird’s-eye view of some amazing trends in speculative fiction.
Perched up there among other fabulous authors, filmmakers, and comic artists, I tried to add a relevant chirp or two, which I will be blogging about topically in case you missed attending the con.
I loved the questions and comments from awesome audience members. It was so fun to make new friends and find out about interesting projects!
With everyone so focused on similar interests, I was energized just by being there. Even now, on Monday morning, I feel a residual energy and perspective about writing in this industry. That is what is so cool about these conferences! I left the Con feeling exhausted as introverts do in these situations but that is no indication of how much I enjoyed it.
Today, I just want to revel in some of my favorite costumes. Enjoy!
…and these were with my more lousy camera, sorry to not do these justice! But awesome costumes!
I am super excited to be a panelist at next week’s Comic Con 2014: Fan Experience in Salt Lake City, Utah.
You’ll notice my participation spans a couple genres. That’s just how I roll.
For example, my series THE SALT SHEEN PARADOX, is a sci fi time travel mystery with a fair dose of romance. The first book in the series, AVIATRIX, is available on Amazon.
I’ll keep you posted!
Thursday April 17, 2014
1:00 pm: Women Warriors and Female Shamans—How to Avoid Stereotypes in Writing
3:00 pm: The Female Superhero: Fighting Crime in Pearls and Heels
Friday April 18, 2014
10:00 am: Writing Software Showdown: The Best Tools for Writing Novels, Screenplays & Comics
2:00 pm: Lovecraft and Poe: What Influence do They Have on Modern Horror?
4:00 pm: No Girls Allowed? Not Anymore: Girls who Make Sci-Fi/Fantasy Chic
6:00 pm: 39 Steps to Bates Motel: Why Hitchcock Still Resonates
Saturday April 19, 2014
4/19 10:00 am: Downton Abby: How a Stuffy British Drama Became One of TV’s Most Addictive Shows
4/19 4:00 pm: Self-Publishing, Indie Publishing and Traditional Publishing: Which One is Right for You?
If you have never been to a con, you should definitely consider it. Even if you can’t make it, I’ll be posting about epic costumes…and anything else epic that crosses my path. It’s going to be a blast!