The Imaginarium is almost here! Friday, September 19th, 2014 through Sunday, September 21st, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky, there will be a gathering of authors, filmmakers, poets, and other creators. It is the very first Imaginarium, so there’s a lot of excitement.
First off, I’ll be appearing in the vendor hall to meet and greet, and to sell and sign my books at a table with fellow Speculative Fiction Guild members and Seventh Star Press authors R.J. Sullivan and John F. Allen.
I will be debuting my FULL Road Ghosts Trilogy, published by Seventh Star Press! I will also have my science fiction adventure novel, Reality Check, published by Hydra Publications, for sale.
Hours the vendor hall will be open are:
Friday: 3pm to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
I will be there as much as I can, but I will also be at the following events:
Paths of Publishing: A look at various publishing avenues – major press, indie press, and self-publishing – and what it means to be a part of each. Come listen to our panelists, ask questions, and decide which path is right for you. Moderator: Annie Jones Panelists: Eric Garrison, Lee Martindale, A.E. McCullough, Tim Waggoner (Friday, 4:00pm)
Utilizing Local Settings in Urban Fantasy: The most common bit of advice for new writers is “write what you know.” Our urban fantasy panelists discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using your hometown as a setting for your next novel. Moderator: Missa Dixon Panelists: C. Bryan Brown, Brian Dobbins, Eric Garrison, Georgia Jones, M.B. Weston (Friday 5:00pm)
LGBT Themes in Popular Fiction: Our panel, well-versed in LGBT fiction, discusses the rising trends across all fiction markets and how to properly execute these themes in your work. Moderator: Eric Garrison Panelists: Alexander S. Brown, L. Andrew Miller, Pamela Turner, Denise Verrico (Saturday, 2:00pm)
Steampunk Today: Ever wanted to ask a bunch of questions about Steampunk but were too afraid to sound like you were behind the times? Never fear! Our panel of experts are here to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the rise of Steampunk, its origins, and where it’s headed with today’s increasing technology and advancements in modern media. Moderator: Eric Garrison Panelists: Maurice Broaddus, Rodney Carlstrom, Thomas Lamkin III, Mandi M. Lynch, Violet Patterson (Saturday, 5:00pm)
Avoiding Self-Publishing Pitfalls: You’ve written your book…now what? Self-publishing, the growing new trend, lends a unique chance to completely control your creative outlets. However, like any other new system, there are some risks. Come hear what our authors have to say about self-publishing’s pros and cons and what it means to be in complete control of your work. Moderator: Tiffini Johnson Panelists: Matthew Barron, Alexander S. Brown, Eric Garrison, J.M. Madden (Saturday, 6:30pm)
Other events may be found here:
There will also be a Film Festival at the Imaginarium!