My Writing Panelist Schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con 2014

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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…

My Schedule for FantasyCon 2014 in SLC – #JoinTheAdventure

Fantasy Con

I have the opportunity to be a panelist at next week’s FantasyCon 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Naturally, I’m so excited!!

My panel centers around my travel and research for HULDUSNOOPS, a middle grade fantasy and mystery series about the Icelandic Huldufólk or “Hidden People” many Icelanders believe in to this day.

The first book in the series, THE CASE OF THE SMELLULAR PHONE, is available on Amazon!

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“Iceland’s Influence On Fantasy” – Thursday July 3, 2014 @ 6 PM – 6:50PM room 150 DEF

Iceland’s compelling landscape alone is enough to inspire fantasy writers, filmmakers, and other creatives. But did you know this country’s Viking history, Icelandic Sagas, and unique culture influenced Jules Verne, J. R. R. Tolkien, and others?

Embark on this visual journey to find out more about the dragons, trolls, elves, and other beings that inspired works such as “Lord of the Rings”, including the Huldufólk or “hidden people” many Icelanders still believe in to this day. 

You may find yourself inspired to plan your own inspiring adventure to the Land of Fire and Ice!

If for whatever illegitimate reason 🙂 you can’t make it to FantasyCon in SLC, I’ll be making the rounds and posting pics. But hopefully you can #JoinTheAdventure and attend the conference.

I’ll also be posting my presentation in one form or another so check back if you’re interested (I mean, it’s awesome, it’s Iceland!).

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My Schedule for Comic Con 2014: Fan Experience in SLC

Comic Con 2014

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 PARADOXis 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!