This year’s Comic Con FanX 2015 was of course fabulous so I wanted to give a quick recap of my panels followed by a dozen of my favorite costume pics.
I love panels as an opportunity to talk about my fiction and non-fiction work, and a way to meet others who are writing or creating speculative fiction in various mediums.
The “Writing and Your Health” panel covered a lot of fascinating aspects of mental, emotional, and physical health for people who are creating stuff.
I loved hearing about how other panelists utilize principles of martial arts, meditation, and many other tools. It was also so interesting to hear about how creativity depletes dopamine, which is why it can be so stinking exhausting! So if you feel like writing your novel is like slogging through a bog (even though you love it!), maybe there’s a bonified reason. I’m excited to look more into how to use that information to continue to improve my writing productivity.
I talked a bit about my book HOW TO DICTATE YOUR WRITING LIKE IT’S…2015, which helps writers be less sedentary. Available on Amazon:
The “Equality in Fiction” panel also generated some awesome food for thought. I loved thinking about different ways to approach diversity in works of fiction.
I thought this discussion went in some cool directions, including defining what equality might mean as well as how privilege of various kinds influences writers’ struggle to succeed, and how to deal with all that.
I learned to never again sit where there isn’t a mic stand. I was proud of myself for not dropping the mic because I definitely talk with my hands.
I wish every single audience member could have chimed in–actually, I feel that way about every panel! But especially this one. I hope we addressed the topic thoroughly. I know it is an important one to me and I really appreciated being part of this.
And lastly, here are some of my favorite costumes! I can’t believe the effort people put in. So cool.
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!