DragonCon! It looms on the horizon! And I am going to be All. Over. It. You can find most of my schedule via the DragonCon app – which is surprisingly useful, as I learned the other day. But there are a few things that aren’t listed, so here’s the full scoop:
8:00 p.m. – YA Meet-and-Greet in the Marriott I am putting this here because I plan to be there, but I do not know if it’s open to the public. I’m led to understand that after the general meet-up, some folks have plans to hit up the Chuck Wendig reading later in the evening. I am down for that.
Title: Urban Fantasy or Horror: Lines of Distinction
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Chastain ED – Westin
Description: Our panel of authors discusses the distinguishing features between these two closely-related genres.
Title: Faces of the Tarot: Penny Dreadful’s Monsters & Magic
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin
Description: Fans discuss the Showtime series that updates classic horror’s most enduring archetypes
Title: The Weird West Rides Again!
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Augusta 3 – Westin
Description: The changing genre of the Old West: alternate history, sci-fi, and fantasy.
Title: Blending History & the Fantastic
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Chastain ED – Westin
Description: Challenges & advantages of using historical settings & events in speculative fiction.
Title: Sword and Laser Podcast—Live!
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Crystal Ballroom – Hilton
Description: Belmont & Merritt’s podcast on all things sci-fi and fantasy with author Cherie Priest.
Title: Magepunk: Sorcery as Technology
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Augusta 3 – Westin
Description: Alchemical rules or arcane industrial revolution? We focus on media depictions of magic as technology.
Title: ACE/ROC Presents
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Embassy A-B – Hyatt
Description: Editors from ACE/Roc Publishing show us what they have in the pipeline for the future.
Title: Squeamish Folks Need Not Apply
Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Description: Panelists on writing horror, dark fantasy, & scary, horrible, gory, putrid stuff. BYO airsick bag!
Title: Autograph Session
Time: Sun 2:00 p.m. Location: The Missing Volume booth, in the America’s Mart building
Title: Autograph Session
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott
Title: Superpowered YA
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: A707 – Marriott
Description: There’s a superhero explosion at the box office, but what about in graphic novels and YA books?
Title: Dreadpunk: The Gothic Horror Revival
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin
Description: A discussion of the Gothic Horror Revival in contemporary pop culture
Title: Tomorrow’s Forecast for SF/F Fiction
Time: Mon 11:30 am Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Description: Spotting trends in fiction before they become trends.
As you can see, I’ll be running around like the proverbial decapitated poultry. That said, because people keep asking – YES, copies of Chapelwood (among other things) will definitely be available for sale in the dealers hall; and DO NOTE that I’m scheduled for two signings on Sunday – one in the America’s Mart (at the Missing Volume booth), and one in the Marriott.
Likewise, if you happen to catch me between panels, I’ll be happy to sign whatever/say hello/etc.
So! With the Official Posting of the Schedule out of the way…let me just say that I am PSYCHED about this coming week/end, and I can’t wait to meet all of you fabulous readers – and hang with some of my writer peeps. Thanks so much for reading, and thanks so much for coming out to see me and all my friends. We appreciate it more than you know.
And in closing…Greyson is SO HAPPY that we’ve finally gotten him a kitten of his very own. And Princess HarleyQuinn GreaseMonkey StinkFoot is delighted to have a very, very big brother to play with – especially atop a pile of fresh laundry.
Remember those faces. Those faces need kibble and veterinary care.
Those faces need for momma to sell some books.