Friday, June 22, 2012

Get Ready for Fandom Fest!

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.


Marci Baun said...

That fabulous, Pamela! Kentucky's a little out of my way (I'm in CA.), but have a wonderful time!


Kathleen Kaska said...

This sounds like so much fun. Let me know how it turns out. I'm happy for you!

Carla Richards said...

Have fun! And good for you--the idea of doing a reading makes my stomach turn.

Firetulip said...

You've been nominated for the Liebster Blog Awards.

PamelaTurner said...

Thanks, Marci. :-) I'd love to visit CA again. Went to a poetry festival in SF during the 1989 earthquake.

Kathleen, I definitely will post a follow up blog. Last year was my first time and I had a blast.

Carla, I'm really shy but I think having some theatrical training helps. And just relaxing and having fun.

Firetulip, Thank you! LOL I'll be sure to respond to the questions, soon.