Have you ever been to a Fandomfest? I know Joey hasn’t. Not more than once, anyway. A Fandomfest features celebrity meet-ups and paid autographs, cosplay (making and walking around in costumes), panels (this Fandomfest has a literary track), and lots and lots of merch.
That’s where I come in.
Here’s the literary track this year:
Saturday Room A
11:00 AM TV Reboots: A Good Idea or a Dead One? (panelists Marian Allen, Glenda C. Finkelstein, Kit Bradley, A.R. Cook, Ren Garcia, Matthew MadCelt Jackson)
12:30 PM Supergirl: Comic vs. Screen (panelists T Lee Harris, Brad Parnell, Robin Blankenship, Scott Sandridge)
2:00 PM Marvel Vs. DC Rematch (Tony Acree moderating, Eden Hudson, Brad Parnell, Ren Garcia, C. A. Preece, Dave Creek, Michael West)
3:30 PM Writing and Producing Indie TV Projects on a Small Budget (Tony Acree Moderator, panelists A.R. Cook, Stephen Zimmer, Holly Phillipe, Mary Lynne Gibbs)
5:00 PM Disney: Live Action vs. Animation from a Writer’s Perspective (panelists SA McClure, A.R. Cook, Leah Pugh, Amanda Rotach Lamkin, Robin Blankenship, James C. Gillen)
Saturday Room B
11:00 AM Star Trek (Moderated by Tony Acree, Dave Creek, Robin Blankenship, Arlan Andrews, Sr., Scott M. Sandridge, Sara Marian Deurell )
12:30 PM Publishing Options for Today’s Writers (Stu Thaman moderating, panelists Lydia Sherrer, Cathy Jackson, SA McClure, T Lee Harris, James A. Hunter, Geoffrey Mandragora)
2:00 PM Keeping the Undead Fresh: Zombie Storytelling in a Crowded Market (James A. Hunter, Scott M. Sandridge, Brick Marlin, Daniel Dark, Sarah Marian Deurell)
3:30 PM Writing Compelling Horror (Stu Thaman, panelists James A. Hunter, Michael West, Brick Marlin, D.L. Wainwright, Daniel Dark)
5:00 PM Cosplay: How to Dress to Impress in Representing Popular Story Characters (Panelists Cathy Jackson, AARP Batman, Matthew MadCelt Jackson, Daniel Dark)
Sunday Room A
11:00 AM Parody in Script, Song, and Story (Tony Acree Moderating, panelist Marian Allen, Kit Bradley, Arlan Andrews, Sr., Mary Lynne Gibbs)
12:30 PM Star Wars Universe (panelists Brad Parnell, Daniel Hildreth, Leah Pugh, Matthew MadCelt Jackson, Scott M. Sandridge)
2:00 PM Writing Tips for Genre Writing (Stu Thaman moderating, panelists Glenda C. Finkelstein, Ren Garcia, Dave Creek, Eden Hudson, Marian Allen)
Sunday Room B
11:00 AM Wonder Woman and Heroines in Today’s Storytelling (panelists Lydia Sherrer, Eden Hudson, Amanda Rotach Lamkin, James A. Hunter, Scott. M. Sandridge, Sarah Marian Deurell)
12:30 PM Self Publishing 101 (Gil Hough Moderating, panelists Lydia Sherrer, Cathy Jackson, Geoffrey Mandragora, T. Lee Harris, Kit Bradley)
2:00 PM Game of Thrones: The World of Westeros (Tony Acree Moderating, panelists Cathy Jackson, Amanda Miles, Gil Hough, James A. Hunter)
I’ll also be holding down a table in the vendor/dealer/huckster room, selling Per Bastet Publications’ books, including my own (I hope!).
Come one, come all, to the Jefferson Mall! You’ll find us set up where Macy’s used to was.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What current (or just-past) celebrity would you most like to meet?