SF & Fantasy

Fantasy Panels: Phoenix Comicon 2013


unfettered-exclusiveIn less than a week, I will be traveling to the 2013 Phoenix Comicon!

I’m not the only one. Some of the best writers in the genre will be joining me for the weekend. Brandon Sanderson, Cherie Priest, Greg Van Eekhout, James A. Owen, Jeffrey Mariotte, John Scalzi, Kelley Armstrong, Kevin Hearne, Melanie Rawn, Melissa Marr, Michael Stackpole, Peter David, Peter Orullian, Sam Sykes, Terry Brooks, Timothy Zahn, and dozens of other writers I simply don’t have room to list. This is going to be an fantastic convention so if you can make it to Phoenix, I highly recommend it!

I will be moderating the Unfettered panel, which features the talent of Terry Brooks, Kevin Hearne, Peter Orullian, and Brandon Sanderson. Makes sense since I’m the editor. We’ll talk about the short story form, fantasy short fiction, and why more people need to read anthologies.

Then I will be taking part in a panel about the uses of social media with Sam Sykes, Delilah Dawson, and Gini Koch. Since I was there at the beginning of the internet(s), should be fun—gonna make me feel old though. Gah.

Here are some panels you might be interested in seeing:

BOOKS & AUTHORS PHOENIX COMICON KICKOFF
Kick of Phoenix Comicon 2013’s Books and Authors programming with a brief look at what all is going on this weekend and a group interview with several of our author guests conducted by Peter Orullian.
Panelists: Brandon Sanderson, Cherie Priest, Timothy Zahn, Terry Brooks, Peter Orullian

AUTHOR CHAIR DANCING
What happens when Twitter goes live? With no character limit? Join some of our author guests to find out.
Panelists: John Scalzi, Sam Sykes, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Cherie Priest, Leanna Renee Hieber

AUTHOR SELF PUBLISHING OPTIONS
A look at options for authors to get additional work out to readers. From out-of-print works to novels not in their usual genre, learn from writers using self-publishing to accomplish this.
Panelists: Jordan Summers, Gini Koch, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn

STAR WARS – THE EXPANDED UNIVERSE 201
Join authors Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stakpole as they discuss the expanded universe created through the Star Wars novels as well as what is currently going on with them. Explore the galaxy of far far away in all its literary glory.
Panelists: Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole

THE UNFETTERED PANEL: NEW TALES BY MASTERS OF FANTASY
Join the editor and four contributors to Unfettered, a new anthology Learn about its creation from the editor, Shawn Speakman, while contributors Terry Brooks, Brandon Sanderson, Kevin Hearne and Peter Orullian talk about their stories.
Panelists: Shawn Speakman, Brandon Sanderson, Terry Brooks, Kevin Hearne, Peter Orullian

WHEATON AND SCALZI, TOGETHER AGAIN
Once again, Phoenix Comicon brings together John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton for an hour of geeky chat, fun, and whatever else they might come up with. Will it top the Velvet Wesley or the Unicorn Pegasus Kitten? Join them and find out!
Panelists: Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi

These are only a few of the panels that will be featured at next week’s Phoenix Comicon! For the full listing of author panels and spotlights, click HERE!

And I hope to see a few of you there!


speakman-shawnShawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.”

He is also editor and contributor of Unfettered, a fantasy anthology featuring some of the best writers in the genre. When Shawn isn’t lying for a living, he runs The Signed Page and Grim Oak Press.


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