This has been a busy couple of weeks, but in the best way–with awesome spec fic conventions! Last week was so rewarding because I got to be a part of Salt Lake ComicCon FanX 2015. This week, I am excited to be a part of the Life, the Universe, and Everything symposium (LTUE) 2015.
This conference is a great opportunity to meet with authors, filmmakers, artists, gaming professionals, and other creatives of speculative fiction.
I am of course super interested in what the Guest of Honor Toni Weisskopf of Baen Books has to say.
I am looking forward to speaking on the Madeleine L’Engle and E. E. “Doc” Smith – Space Travel – Warp Speed vs Tesseract panel at 12 pm on Saturday February 15, 2015. What a topic, right?! I love that title, so kudos to whoever came up with it, and I appreciate being invited to this panel!
With my upcoming time travel serial The Salt Sheen Paradox slotted for release in early 2016, I definitely love this topic and am excited to hear what my fellow panelists share. Should be an awesome, mind-bending discussion!
I hope to meet skads of other writers and learn from the incredible programming lineup. Since I am working on some steampunk titles due out later this year, I’ll be like a sponge soaking up best practices and inspiration.
LTUE is less about dressing up than Comic Con or Fantasy Con, but if I see any awesomeness, it will be photographed and reported!
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…