I'm about ready to begin my adventures at Phoenix Comicon!
Attendees: Be sure to come to my Author Spotlight where there will be chance to win free books courtesy of Dorchester Publishing!
Here's my schedule:
Friday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM 153
Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Mashups, and more! A look at the hottest subgenres in fantastic fiction and how they are different from classic science fiction and fantasy. What's worth reading and why have they gotten so popular? Leanna Renee Hieber, Aprilynne Pike, Kris Neri, J.S. Lewis, Sam Sykes
Friday 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM 152
Spotlight on Leanna Renee Hieber: Join writer Leanna Renee Hieber for a talk on her Strangely Beautiful saga including her new book The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker. The actress and award winning author will read brief scenes from her books and participate in a Q and A. (Plus book giveaway!)
Saturday 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM 152
Writing for the Young Adult Market: What makes a story Young Adult? Our panelists discuss writing for the young adult market, how they got started, and their work in that field. James A. Owen, Leanna Renee Hieber, Aprilynne Pike, J.S. Lewis, Dean Lorey
Saturday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM 152
Beyond The Vampire and Werewolf: Tired of nothing but vampires or werewolves in your fantasy fiction? Our panelists discuss how they make use of other supernatural beings and mythological creatures in their work. Leanna Renee Hieber, Kris Neri, Sam Sykes
Saturday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM 151
Doctor Who & Torchwood: We've got a new Doctor, the return of Torchwood in the works (including a possible FOX series) and Who knows what else. Our panelists discuss the current state of the Whoniverse and speculate on what's to come. Aprilynne Pike, Leanna Renee Hieber, John Wheeler, Casey Shultz
Sunday 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM 152
Sci-Fi Social Media: Is your favorite author a Facebook friend? We look at how Sci-Fi notables are using social media tools - Twitter, podcasting, blogging, Facebook, Myspace, etc. - to build fan connections and communities around themselves and their works. " Jack Mangan, Michael Stackpole, John Scalzi, Aprilynne Pike, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sam Sykes
Sunday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 155
You've sold your first novel, now what? Join Jeff Mariotte, writer of 46 novels, and newcomers Aprilynne Pike, Leanna Renee Hieber, and Sam Sykes, for a discussion of what it takes to get your first novel ready for the market. Jeff Mariotte, Aprilynne Pike, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sam Sykes
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