Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Comicpalooza 2019 Literature Event is LIT!

For those of you unaware, Comicpalooza is an incredible convention held every year in Houston, Texas. This will be my third year attending and I say without hesitation it is my favorite con to attend. They have a bit of everything from fantastic guests from the film industry to amazing authors. This year's guest list includes some big names such as Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones, Grant Gustin from The Flash, and authors Timothy Zahn and Wesley Chu. I had the opportunity to meet Timothy Zahn a couple years ago and he was an absolute delight! He created the character Mara Jade whom I costume as a member of The 501st Legion and Rebel Legion. For Wesley Chu I'm thrilled to meet him as I am about to start reading The Red Scrolls of Magic, which he collaborated with Cassandra Clare to write. Literature events featured this year are author panels, fan roundtables, read and critique sessions for aspiring writers, and a character-building springboard writing workshop. I'm really excited about this years convention and to meet other like-minded individuals. It'll be a blast! I still can't believe I got to meet author Lev Grossman a couple years ago at Comicpalooza.

With Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians at Comicpalooza 2017

Featured Guest Q&As and discussions include:

Open Mic Reading for All Genres
Timothy Zahn Introspective
Cory Doctorow Introspective
Wesley Chu & Sam Sykes Introspective

Other entertaining panels to check out:

The Storytelling of Game of Thrones
Writing Robots and AI
Evil-ution of Literary Horror
Blood! Gore! How to Write Heroic Fantasy
Cyberpunk Returns, but Did It Ever Really Go Away?
Magic Systems for Writers
Horror for the 21st Century: Film and Literature
Beyond Earthsea: Ursula K. Le Guin's Writing Legacy
Writing and Reading Mysteries and Thrillers
Setting the Hook, Screenwriting and Your First 10 Pages

Creature Horror: Why We Are Drawn To It, and How To Create Montsters

Aspiring writer's may want to check these panels out:

World-building for Short Stories, Novelettes, and Novellas
Help! I'm an introvert!: Networking and Marketing for Writers
Art & Writing Crossovers from Comics to Artist Collaborations
Stop Copycats: Protect Your Ideas
Idea to Publishing: Behind the Scenes with Indie Authors
Writing Powerful Women in Genre Fiction
Writing With/Against Your Gender/Orientation/Ethnicity/Identity
Copyrights and Conduct: The Legal Side of Conventions
Worldbuilding Tips and Tricks: How to Create Believable Worlds
Words Matter: Crafting the Perfect Sentence
How to Avoid Legal Potholes in Your Writing and Publishing

Comicpalooza 2019 takes place May 10-12!
For more info and to get tickets head to COMICPALOOZA.COM