The Vampires of New England Series--Inanna Arthen

Rewriting The Rules

July 17, 2009

My schedule at Anticipation in Montréal

This is my schedule for Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, August 6-10 in Montréal.

  • Friday 10:00 a.m., Room P-521A: Group Reading (90 min.)
    Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading
    readers: Camille Alexa, Elissa Malcohn, Inanna Arthen, Kathryn Sullivan, Phoebe Wray, Sylvia Kelso, Trish Wooldridge
  • Friday 7:00 p.m., Room P-511BE: Panel (Moderating) (60 min.)
    What’s the Score?
    Description: If music be the food of SF movies, play on. From Bernard Herrmann to John Williams to Danny Elfman, who are the great composers of SF movies and why should we care? (We’ll have music clips to illustrate!)
    with Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Chris Becker, Nir Yaniv
  • Friday 9:00 p.m., Room P-513B: Panel (60 min.)
    Vampire Rules–and How to Recognize Them Without a Mirror
    Description: Are there vampire rules that writers MUST follow? Some experts and enthusiasts discuss vampires, including eastern vs western vampires.
    with Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Karen Dales, Victoria Janssen (mod.)
  • Saturday 9:00 p.m., Room P-518A: Panel (60 min.)
    Love Bites
    Description: More than just your normal love-bite: how did paranormal romance enter the mainstream?
    with Alaya Dawn Johnson, Ellen Denham, Margaret Ronald (mod.), Pierce Watters of Planet Stories
  • Sunday 12:30 p.m., Room P-511CF: Panel (Moderating) (90 min.)
    Harry Potter: The Movie
    Description: How did “The Half Blood Prince” stack up to the book? To the other movies? Does knowing how the book series ends change our anticipation for the last two films (“Deathly Hallows” will be two movies)? Are there actually fans of the movie series who haven’t read the books?
    with Adrienne Martini, Mike Willmoth, Shira Daemon, Toni Lay, Kathy Sands
  • Sunday 10:00 p.m., Delta Suite 2802: PARTY! (indefinite length)
    By Light Unseen Media/Broad Universe/A Novel Friend/Gideon Redoak Launch Party
    Co-hosted by Inanna Arthen, Trisha J. Wooldridge, Christy Tohara and Broad Universe. We’ll start when the Hugo Awards are done, which may be earlier or later than 10:00.

I’ll post changes or updates to this schedule when and if they come in. I asked for a reading time and did not get assigned one. I asked again, and so far have not had a response, but I’m still hoping. If you’re going to Anticipation, let me know so we can get together up there! It will be a big convention and you can’t have too many friends in a crowd.

March 26, 2009

ConBust this weekend

Filed under: author appearance,book signing,ConBust,reading — admin @ 12:08 am

My schedule at ConBust this weekend:

Saturday 3:00 p.m.: “Lady and the Vamp–how women writers shape the vampire genre”
When women started writing vampire stories, they influenced the entire field to shift in lasting ways. Few people would argue that vampires in general are more popular with female readers than males. What are some of the themes that women writers emphasize in vampire fiction, and why do these appeal so strongly to female readers?

Saturday 5:00 p.m.: “Money, Market, Sequels–what makes a book look good to a publisher, and why”
One of the biggest problems for writers is the “perception gap” between them and the editors and publishers who buy or reject their work. What are publishers really looking for when they evaluate a manuscript, and why do their decisions often seem incomprehensible to authors? Should writers adjust their work to meet the expectations of the market, or should they write what they want and hope to find the “right publisher?” Is writing for commercial appeal selling out–or successful selling?

Sunday 9:00 a.m.: Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading
I’ll be joined by sister Broads Phoebe Wray, Trisha Wooldridge, Morven Westfield and Lynn Flewelling, as we each do a short reading from our work.

ConBust is held on the campus of Smith College in Northampton, MA. The parking is free and they accept registration at the door for any day of the convention or the whole weekend.

March 20, 2009

Author Event tonight!

Filed under: author appearance,book signing — admin @ 4:59 pm

I’ll be appearing with other members of Broad Universe (an organization of women writers of science-fiction, fantasy and horror fiction) at the One Love Cafe in Worcester this evening, starting at 6:00 p.m. We’ll be reading from our work, selling and signing books and answering questions. I’ll be joined by Karen Meng, Phoebe Wray, Morven Westfield, Elaine Isaak and Trisha Wooldridge. We hope to see you there! I’ll be the one with blue hair. :-)

One Love Cafe
800 Main Street,
Worcester, MA

September 23, 2008

I’ll be appearing at the Big E on September 23

Filed under: author appearance,book signing,Mortal Touch — admin @ 5:48 am

I’ll be signing books at The Big E Massachusetts Pavilion on Tuesday, September 23 from 2:00 p.m. until closing at 9:00 p.m. If you’re in the area of Springfield, Massachusetts, and you’d like to visit one of the biggest annual fairs in the region, stop on by! All information you need is on the Big E (a.k.a. The Eastern States Exposition) website.

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