Getting to Salt Lake Comic Con was a hell of a ride. Some back story:
A year ago, you may remember that my husband headed to the wilds of Mississippi for 6 months for work. While Erik was there, he met a very cool guy, comedian and actor Jay Whittaker.
A few months ago, Erik and I were trying to figure out what to do for a vacation this year. Between both of our work schedules, we had some leave built up, but neither of us felt like blowing it all on a cruise for a week. Since Jay had talked up SLCC so much, and neither of us had ever been to Salt Lake City or a giant comic con, we decided to go for a shorter trip this year. We told Jay we were coming, and he asked me to send him my media kit so he could try to get me on programming. Which would have just been a bonus — honestly, we were going anyway at that point, and had even bought the fancy passes that came with the cool t-shirt.
But I sent Jay my media kit (after frantically putting one together), and lo and behold, I got an email from the person in charge of author guests! It was official — J.L. Gribble was going to SLCC, not just Hanna. Continue reading
On Wednesday morning, my husband and I are heading for both our first trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, and our very first giant comic con!
You can pick up my books from Shadow Mountain Publishing at booth 1807, or just hunt me down and buy a copy directly from me! (The perks of having the husband along to act as pack mule.) Drop me a line in the comments or poke at me on Twitter (@hannaedits) if you’re going to around and would like to meet up for a meal or drinks!
Here’s where you can find me while we’re there:
Friday, September 22
- 1:00 PM: Magic in Suburbia: Urban Fantasy in the 21st Century (255F)
Saturday, September 23
- 10:00 AM: Book signing! (Booth 1807, Shadow Mountain Publishing)
- 7:00 PM: So I’ve Written a First Draft: Now What? (150G)
The rest of the time, you can probably find me stalking the cool kids over at Geekshow Podcast! I’ll definitely be heading to their live taping at 50 West on Saturday evening after my last panel.
I was thrilled to once again be invited to Confluence, the annual SF/F literary convention hosted by Parsec. I have a ton of fun, and this year was no exception.
Road trip company is the best, and this year a friend drove to my place outside of Baltimore on Friday night to join me for the weekend. With her company, the 4.5 hour drive to Pittsburg was a breeze. We arrived in time for a late lunch at a bagel place up the street from the hotel, then I dove into my three panels for the afternoon and evening. Continue reading
This weekend, I’ll be in Pittsburgh for Confluence 2017, celebrating all things SF and fantasy!
I’ll have copies of all three books in the Steel Empires series, including the newest one, Steel Blood, available for sale! Make sure you snag me before they’re gone.
Here’s where you’ll definitely be able to find me:
- 4 PM: Genre Blending Panel: SciFi, Fantasy, and More
- 6 PM: Superhero Movies Panel: Why hasn’t the bubble burst?
- 10 PM: Paranormals and the People Who Love Them Panel
- 1 PM: Book Signing
- 6 PM: Reading
- 9 PM: Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading
The rest of the weekend, I’ll be attending other panels and just hanging out with whoever would like to chat. I hope to see you there!
Since Balticon is my “local” convention, I was thrilled to finally be invited to participate as a panelist this year. I hadn’t been back since 2006, but the convention was just as great as I remembered, filled with fantastic panels, extraordinarily nice people, and amazing hall costumes.
Since I work in a nearby part of Baltimore, I headed over to the hotel after work. Checking in to the con was very easy, and I wandered the dealers room(s) for a bit, catching up with friends.
Later in the evening, I moderated a panel on world building in SF/F. Everyone on the panel was lovely, and the audience asked great questions. Main takeaway: Research, research, research (but be careful of whacking your readers over the head with it).
Afterward, I met one of my best friends for dinner and we had a lovely time catching up before I headed home. Continue reading
This past weekend I was honored to be invited to return to Cleveland ConCoction! I had such a great time in 2016 that I accepted eagerly. It’s one of my favorite conventions in terms of how authors are treated, by both the con and attendees. I had a great weekend of book sales, catching up with old friends, and meeting new people! Continue reading
I’m looking forward to returning to Cleveland ConCoction for my second year (March 10-12)! It’s a great mix of literary, media, gaming, and costuming focus, with something for everyone. It’s also my favorite con in terms of they way they are set up to promote authors, with an Author’s Alley where the con sets up it’s own bookshop so authors don’t have to lug their books around all weekend, and where authors can hang out and meet fans during downtime. I was so pleased to be invited back.
Let me know in the comments where you’ll be at this con so I can be sure to say hi! Or, here’s my schedule so you know where to track me down.
- 12:00 PM: Author Perspectives on Fan Fiction
- 9:00 PM: What is Urban Fantasy?
- 12:00 PM: Vampires, Werewolves, and Gods — Rewriting Legends
- 2:00 PM: Author Showcase — Reading from the Steel Empires series, following by time for signing
- 9:00 PM: Why Villains Matter
- 11:00 AM: Post Apocalypse — How Will It End?