LepreCon 38 starts TOMORROW, it goes Thursday through Sunday!
The event is held at the Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, Arizona. For a link to find out more, go to:
I will be appearing in seven panels, a book signing, and a book reading, as well as selling autographed copies of my first two books in the Dealer Room. Hope to see you there.
My personal schedule:
LIT-Good, Bad & Ugly of Genre Fiction 1-2pm Palm E
Whether it’s made into a movie and television show, some of these genre fiction stories are good or bad for their fans. We will discuss when such stories get ugly for the general population. What’s good and bad about Twilight, True Blood, and other genre fiction works.
SCI – Laboratory went Boom 6-7pm Joshua Tree
A discussion on laboratory mistakes and how they lead to discoveries and/or spectacular failures.
SOC-Here comes the Apocalypse 2-3pm Xavier
The Noah story and other end of days’ theories – facts or stuff for the fiction books? Why are the apocalyptic story lines so prevalent in today’s television, movies and books?
Autograph session in dealer’s room 3-4pm
SCI-The Stem Cell Hamburger Drive-Thru 4-5pm Xavier
Stem Cell Hamburgers, would you eat them? A discussion on the current state of genetically engineered food and animal cloning in general.
LIT – Independent Publishing Update 5:00-6:30pm Palm F
What’s new on the horizon for the Indie authors and publishers? There is so much changing that it’s hard to keep up with the technology used to support the pros and entertain the masses.
LIT/MED – Why is Steampunk picking up steam 7-8 pm Palm E
Sherlock Holmes, Wild Wild West, The Three Musketeers have all shared a new major element in their story lines and that is adding steampunk. Why has the turn of the century historical costumes, gadgets and ideas become so popular today?
Michael Bradley Reading 11-11:30am Boardroom
Excerpts from Two Books – The Travelers’ Club and The Ghost Ship and Twisted History
SCI/LIT – Science research for book writing 3-4pm Xavier
Questions that will be discussed: Will guns rust in space? If we use super hot water for propulsion, how will the engines hold up or work, long term? Can we recycle the space junk left behind by the Apollo teams when we live on the Moon? Can we make a multiple planetary lander today or can we even expect this in the future?