|What? Of course I'm excited for you. Now feed me.|
Warning: Shameless BSP ahead. :-)
Early last year, I attended my first local Sisters in Crime meeting. The members were not only friendly and encouraging, but when they learned I’d published a short paranormal/urban fantasy novel, two writers suggested I talk to Stephen Zimmer about becoming part of Fandom Fest.
I’d never heard of Fandom Fest, but a convention that celebrated speculative fiction made my little ears perk up.
Not only was Stephen kind enough to let me participate in an author reading, he even gave me my first chance at a panel (urban fantasy).
Fast forward to 2012. When Stephen put out the call, I asked if I could play in the sandbox again. Happily, he said yes, and I will be participating on three panels plus an author reading.
My current schedule:
Friday, June 29, 4PM: Horror Genre Perspectives from Female Writers (Morrow Room)
Saturday, June 30, 10AM: Exploring Genres: Paranormal Thrillers
Saturday, June 30, 11:30 AM: Author Reading with Marian Allen and T. Lee Harris (Holly Room)
Sunday, July 1, 2:30PM: The Perfect Kill (McCreary Room)
Okay, enough about me. What makes Fandom Fest so awesome is the best-selling authors who will also be there, including Julie Kagawa, Angie Fox, Richard Kadrey, and others. Serious fan girl time here, folks. LOL
And the panels? Somebody clone me because there are so many to choose from – writing, publishing, marketing, etc. I’m still trying to choose.
Fandom Fest is June 29-July 1 at the Galt House in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Want to learn more?
Btw, regarding that experience with Sisters in Crime? I’m now a member of both the national and the local group.