Fandomfest 2017 #FridayRecommends

Per Bastet Publications and I are headed to Fandomfest Louisville this weekend. Tipper will hold down the fort on Caturday, as usual, and I’ll schedule a post for #SampleSunday.

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?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Fandomfest 2017 #FridayRecommends

  1. dan antion

    July 28, 2017 at 7:53am

    My wife and I once attended a Star Trek convention, with the hopes of seeing Lt Checkov. That’s as close as I come.

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      Marian Allen

      July 29, 2017 at 7:21am

      I hope you got to see him. He was GOH at a con #4 Daughter and I attended, and he was SUCH a nice person.

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  2. joey

    July 28, 2017 at 10:02pm

    Nah, you’re right, I don’t do the cons and fests, but I have lotsa friends who do, and I see lotsa awesome photos ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with your promotions this weekend! I’ll be down your way, ironically (IT’S IRONIC WHEN I SAY IT IS) while you’ll be even downer!

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      Marian Allen

      July 29, 2017 at 7:23am

      WAAAHHHHH! Imma miss the Joey!!!! Oh, well, there will be other timeses. ๐Ÿ™‚

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