I promised I’d talk a little more in depth about the panels at Orycon and the big Sci-Fi Authorfest at Powell’s Books. Here goes (with links!):
I was on four panels this weekend, and enjoyed them very much! My fellow panelists were Craig English, David F. Walker, Sheila Simonson, J.A. Pitts, Ken Scholes, Stephen Couchman, Adrian Phoenix, Renee Stern, William F. Nolan, Jennifer Brozek, Rhiannon Held, Anne Bishop and Patricia Briggs.
It was terrifically fun to listen to all these amazing people offer up information and wisdom about writing, the creative life, the creative business, and the joy of geekdom.
I had a chance to attend a panel about writing and illustrating for the RPG industry (something I know next to nothing about) and really enjoyed listening to the panelists: Jess Hartley, Larry Elmore, Jason Andrew, Rhiannon Louve, Robert Plamondon.
I also attended the Fairwood Press book launch party, where they were launching J.A. Pitts collection: Bravado’s House of Blues, and sharing the limelight with Brenda Cooper’s novel The Diamond Deep, and Raygun Chronicles, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.
All-in-all, it was a great weekend and I was once again reminded that this is a community of creative people who are gracious and hard-working and lovely.
Powell’s Books Sci-fi Authorfest 7
Powell’s put on another fantastic multi-author signing on Sunday! I love these signings because the writers and readers are always so happy and excited to be there. It’s a big, happy reading party! This event was covered by the local newspaper, the Oregonian. You can check out their slide show of awesome authors and readers here.
But my personal favorite moment? When a real life Terric Conley from HELL BENT showed up to tell me his opinion of Shame’s book and to clear up some details about what really happened in the book!! 😉