Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo is coming up soon – March 18th to 20th at McCormick Place! I’ll be on two panels this year – one on Friday and one on Sunday – and both panels have signings afterward. I hope to see you there!
My Kind of Fantasy World!
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Description: We love Earth, yes we do! But…when you close your eyes at night, or your mind drifts in an important meeting, or you just want to do anything but what you are doing now…where does your imagination take you? Are you sitting with astronaut Mark Watney on Mars looking at the stars? Are you fighting sea monsters alongside Percy Jackson on a ship out to Sea? Or learning how to ride your broom in time for a game of Quidditch with Harry Potter. Join authors Judd Winick (Hilo), Arwen Elys Dayton (Traveler), Jeffrey Brown(Lucy and Andy Neanderthal), Bob Proehl (A Hundred Thousand Worlds), and Christina Henry (Chronicles of Alice) as they discuss their favorite fantasy worlds in books as well as discuss the writing process of how they created their own fantastical worlds and characters.
Speakers: Judd Winick Arwen Elys Dayton Jeffrey Brown Bob Proehl Christina Henry
Signing: 4:15-5:15 PM, Table 21
Ode to Sidekicks
Description: Frodo wouldn’t have made it to Mordor without Samwise Gamgee, and Daenerys Targaryen owes her success to her fire-breathing buddies. Harry Dresden & Bob, Rachel Morgan & Jenks, and Batman & Robin–they work so much better together than separately. More often than not, sidekicks are the ones responsible for getting our heroes across the finish line, so join a panel of authors as they shine a spotlight on some of the best unsung heroes of SFF: the humble, yet completely essential sidekicks.
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Speakers: Kelley Grant Lynne M. Thomas Judd Winick Christina Henry Arwen Elys Dayton Lexie Dunn
Signing: 1:15-2:15PM Table 21