LITEROLOGIE'S DON'T MISS PHOENIX COMICON AUTHOR PANELS 2015:
Thursday3:00-4:00pm DRAGONS AND RARE CREATURES Room North 125
7:30-8:30pm BOOKS AND AUTHORS' KICKOFF - FEATURING ARIZONA AUTHORS Room North 124
I love local authors and there are two on this dragon panel, and then the kickoff is all AZ all the time, baby! If you haven't been to a kickoff yet, you will not be disappointed. They are wild, crazy, and super fun.
Friday10:30-11:30am DEL REY SPOTLIGHT Room North 124
12;00-1:00pm ATTACKING THE 9 SENSES Room North 126A
3:00-4:00pm DIALOGUE: SPEECH VS. PROSE Room North 126A
6:00-7:00pm BUILD A STORY WITH MODERATOR RYAN DALTON Room North 125
Publisher spotlights are always a great way to see what's coming out soon and to interact with editors, authors, and decision makers. Tom Leveen's writing workshops are ah.mazing, and if you haven't been to one, you need to go. If you have been, they're always worth hearing again because it's always sage advice. And any time you see Ryan Dalton's name as a moderator? Safe bet it'll be an awesome panel. He's a writer too and he's a fantastic mod.
Saturday4:30-5:30pm DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS WITH JAMES A. OWEN Room North 126
12:00-1:00pm KELLEY ARMSTRONG AND MELISSA MARR SPOTLIGHT Room North 125
Drawing out the Dragons is a hands-on workshop and life lesson all wrapped into one. I'm a fan. If you haven't been to one, you should totally go. Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr are modern-pioneers of Young Adult Lit. I had the pleasure of interviewing Melissa once, and she is just so great. You won't be disappointed by either of these women, so head over and hear what they have to say.
Sunday10:30-11:30am UNASHAMED FULL FRONTAL NERDITY Room North 124
This one just sounds like fun, and if you're there on Sunday, it looks like a safe bet for some writerly mischief.
Kids Need To Read (Booth 5078): You guys, KNTR is a local and amazing charity that works tirelessly to get books in the hands of kids that don't have access to books in their homes. Don't miss their Charity Art Auction booth - pick up something totally rad there! (Booth 5074)
Looking Glass Wars (Booth 6075): Frank Beddor has the BEST imagination and I love his take on Alice, I mean, Alyss. Be sure to stop by and chat with him and pick up a signed book or poster while you're there. Hatter M is a great graphic novel to dive into. Imma fan :)
DelRey Books (Booth 16066): Publishers are always a great way to get fun bookish swag and exclusives on what's coming up next from their lineup.
Author Row (Tables 14133-14142): Stop by and catch the authors when they aren't on a panel to chat and pick up a copy of their latest works. It's my favorite part.
I'm unable to attend this year. Big conventions and compromised immune systems don't really go that well together #cancersucks. So, take a lot of pictures and tweet and instagram me, wontcha? I wanna see!