There should be no surprise that I will be at Coastal Magic in four weeks away; but before that, I will be having some bookish fun at Confusion 42 in just over a week (Jan 22nd-24th).
Now that the schedule has been posted I’ve been able to see which authors will be attending, and man are there going to be some great authors showing up.
If you’re in the Novi (Metro Detroit) area, you should consider joining me for this weekend of science fiction/fantasy fun. Not only will there be some fabulous authors to meet, but since Confusion 42 is a science fiction/fantasy convention, there’s a lot more to do than geek out over books. There’s all sort of panel discussions on Art, Comics, Cos-Play, Fandom, Film, Gaming, Media, Music, and Science; there’s even a special track just for younger geeks – KidFusion and TeenFusion – which makes my MonkeyMan very happy.
If you’re already planning to attend Confusion 42, make sure you look me up; if not, registration is available at the door. You’ll definitely be able to find me at the following panels, I’m even moderating a couple of them:
Saturday 11a – A Mythological Reality – Vampires, werewolves, and fairies, oh my! Why does so much urban fantasy constantly recycle western real world myths rather than dig deeper, or, gods forbid, invent its own?
Saturday 2p – Comics for Kids & Teens – What’s out there for younger kids and teens these days?
Saturday 4p – SFF MadLibs – Audience members contribute nouns, verbs, and adjectives to fill in the lines in SFF MadLibs written by our panelists. Hilarity ensues.
Sunday 12p – Watching SF&F with Your Kids – With the abundance of genre media we have today, what do you watch with your kids? What choices do you make as parents regarding appropriate SF&F media for your kids? Do you share the classics of your childhood with them, and how do they react?
Sunday 1p – A Blogger’s Conundrum – Ten years ago, blog became a predominant form of online communication, with energetic comment sections and regular, if sometimes half cocked, updates. Today, many blogs have shuttered and conversations have shifted to social media, while blog writing has become increasingly professionalized. Discuss how the science fiction and fantasy book blog remains relevant and what it might look like in the future.