I will be part of the massive sci-fi/fantasy book signing extravaganza hosted by the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday May 24th from 7:00-8:00pm. The event takes place at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort at 6333 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ. Also on hand will be Jim Butcher, Victoria Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Wesley Chu, Myke Cole, Sam Sykes, Aprilynne Pike and many, many more of your favorite science fiction and fantasy authors! You don’t want to miss this one.
I will also be at Phoenix Comic-Con from Thursday May 25th to Sunday May 28th. I am on seven panels and there are also two signing sessions, so please come see me if you are attending! Here’s my schedule:
Thursday May 25th
Fantasy and Magic in Literature :: North 126AB 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
For many readers, fantasy was one of the first genres that led them to a love of books. From Lord of the Rings to Dungeons and Dragons to Harry Potter, these beloved stories were read and digested over and over. Fantasy and magic can also spawn everything from sorcery to the paranormal, and swords to urban environments. These authors will discuss their worlds and how, regardless of what academics say, fantasy is literature.
Bradley P. BEAULIEU
Keeping it Funny :: North 126C 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dying’s easy; humor’s hard. Get tips and tricks from authors who write humorous science fiction, fantasy, and even horror.
Bradley P. BEAULIEU
Friday May 26th
Writing Badass Women :: North 126C 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Complex female characters are thankfully becoming a staple in fantasy and science fiction. However, it can be a challenge to not succumb to well-worn tropes and societal norms when creating them. These authors are ready to share their firsthand experiences of creating badass women.
Get Me Out Of Here! :: North 126C 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Time for some cross-genre fun and maybe make one of our authors scream “Get me out of here!” We will be asking our authors questions about something outside their genre and let you decide if their answer holds up. Let’s see what a sci-fi writer knows about magic systems or a fantasy author knows about the Andromeda nebula.
Amy K. Nichols
Alexandra Oliva, Christina Henry, Scott Lynch, Brian McClellan, and V.E. Schwab Signing :: North 124AB
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday May 27th
Terry Brooks, Alan Dean Foster, Christina Henry, Quincy J. Allen and Claudia Gray Signing :: Exhibitor Hall Author Signing 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Build A Story Workshop :: North 126C 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Ever wanted to help build a story framework and then flesh it out as bonafide fanfiction? Imagine doing it with award-winning authors from different genres. The goal is to build a story framework in an interactive environment and then flesh it out and make it your own. We may even Web publish some!
Jason M. Hough
Amy K. Nichols
Sex and Romance in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Paranormal :: North 126C 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Romance is a part of life, as is sex, but how much is too much, and how do you do it well? Our panelists share the fun and challenges of having characters who fall in love with aliens, ghosts, the fae, and more.
Sunday, May 28th
Paranormal Fun :: North 126C 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Paranormal stories can be fun to read and even more fun to write, but what makes a good paranormal yarn? How do you avoid well-worn tropes and make already-tread ground interesting and fresh? Our paranormal panel is ready to share their insights on ghosts, poltergeists, and strange phenomenon.