I can’t believe how quickly DragonCon is coming up!  It’s their 25th anniversary, so it should be a blow-out.  Guests include Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Jonathan Maberry, Adam Baldwin, Christopher Lloyd, Edward James Olmos, Colin Ferguson…the list goes on and on.

For those of you planning your visit, I hope you’ll swing by and see me and the premier of my music video for the Vamped series in Booth 707 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta.  Many awesome authors will be participating, and you can probably find a full schedule of events at the DragonCon website, but I thought I’d post an at-a-glance list here for my authors who’ll be in attendance (Rachel Caine, David B. Coe, Faith Hunter, Kalayna Price and Susan Sizemore).  I’ve included my schedule below as well.  Unfortunately, due to her current health, Rob Thurman will be there only in spirit.  However, her booth mates will have an oversized card for people to sign (Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom, Booths 100 & 102), and they’ll be passing out her giveaways and selling books on her behalf, so I hope you’ll stop by.

Rachel Caine
Title: Dark Shadows
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Fans of the Gothic soap opera discuss its enduring legacy.

Title: Fan Works
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: Fan fiction and fan art in YA.

Title: Reading: Rachel Caine
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Edgewood – Hyatt (Length: 1)

Title: Dragon*Autographs
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: M301 – M304 – Marriott (Length: 1)

Title: Faeries vs. Vampires
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: Which is more awesome: Faeries or Vampires? Ladies and gentlemen, you must choose a side.

Title: Switching…YA to Adult or vice versa
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Greenbriar – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Differences in writing YA and adult works…does some of one creep in to the other?

Title: Online Interactions
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: How do kids and teens use technology to interact with books and authors today? Do they expect more as they turn the last page of that novel?

(Also to be found for signings and swag in Booth 707 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta)

David B. Coe 
Title: Fightin’ and Writing’
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Need an expert at sword fighting, martial arts, cutting edge munitions? You need to be here. These experts can help you develop your fight scenes.

Title: Writing Short Fiction
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Maybe novel-length fiction isn’t for you. Try the short story market.

Title: The Adventure Continues…
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Cairo – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Authors discuss creating and maintaining dark and urban fantasy series.

Title: Blood & Steel
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Tales of swords, sorcery, and grim adventure.

Title: Reading: David B. Coe
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Roswell – Hyatt (Length: 1)

Title: Knowing your Audience
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: So, you sold a book. Who’s your audience? Do you write for your audience or for yourself? How do you discover who your audience really is?

Title: Your Voice
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Editor’s rave over a writer with a distinct voice. How do you develop that rare quality that stands out above the rest?

(Also to be found for signings and swag in Booths 100 & 102 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta)

Lucienne Diver
Title: Plotting or Plodding?
Time: Sat 1:00 pm
Description: Developing intricate and layered plots that will keep readers turning pages.

Title: Editors and Agents Speak Out
Time: Sunday 8:30 pm
Description: How and why editors and agents choose the books/authors they choose.

Title: Your Voice
Time: Monday 10 AM
Description: Editors rave over a writer with a distinct voice. How do you develop that rare quality that stands out above the rest?

(Also to be found for signings, sales and swag in Booth 707 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta)

Faith Hunter
Title: Hunting Monsters for Fun and Profit
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Centennial II – III – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: A roundtable discussion by some of dark and urban fantasy’s biggest names.

Title: The Adventure Continues…
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Cairo – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Authors discuss creating and maintaining dark and urban fantasy series.

Title: Knowing your Audience
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: So, you sold a book. Who’s your audience? Do you write for your audience or for yourself? How do you discover who your audience really is?

Title: Your Voice
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Editor’s rave over a writer with a distinct voice. How do you develop that rare quality that stands out above the rest?

Title: Reading:Faith Hunter
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Roswell – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

(Also to be found for signings and swag in Booths 100 & 102 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta)

Kalayna Price
Title: Spotlight: Witches
Description: Explores the role of witches in fantasy literature.
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Cairo – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Reading: Kalayna Price
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Roswell – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Spotlight: Dark Faeries
Description: A writer’s roundtable about the sinister side of the “Fair Folk.”
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Spotlight on BelleBooks & Bell Bridge Books
Description: Whether you’re writing about demons, vampires, teens, tweens, ghosts or grandmas, come and see what this dynamic niche publisher is looking for.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Knowing your Audience
Description: So, you sold a book. Who’s your audience? Do you write for your audience or for yourself? How do you discover who your audience really is?
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

(Also to be found for signings and swag in Booths 100 & 102 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta)

Susan Sizemore
Title: Worldbuilding
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Learn how to choose the right details to make your world come alive.

Title: Dark Shadows
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Fans of the Gothic soap opera discuss its enduring legacy.

Title: Dragon*Autographs
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: M301 – M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Spotlight: Vampires
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Montreal / Vancouver – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: The current state, and possible future, of vampire fiction.

Title: Reading: Susan Sizemore
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: Edgewood – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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