I’m in official panic mode. LepreCon marks the release of The Apocalypse — which we’re still scrambling to piece together. Yes, it’s going to the printers (fortunately a local one) at the very last second. This book is cuhhhhhhrazy!
LepreCon is especially special to me (That sounds funny… especially special.) because it was my first con ever. Wow, what a journey the last year has been. I had no idea what to expect and was like a kid in the candy store – well, a year later and I still am. I’m more excited now than before because now I know people and am excited to see familiar faces, meet more readers (Seriously, I love meeting you guys) as well as see all the awesomeness of the con.
Here are the panels I’ll be on — and I’m definitely feeling pretty humbled to be paneling with these ahhhhmazing folks. I hope you guys can make it! I have 6 panels… count ’em… 6! Plus the book release Saturday night! My books will also be available in the vendor room at one of the tables (I don’t know details yet but will let you guys know as soon as I do) and a book signing. So it will be an AWESOME weekend!
Visitors from outer space have been guiding human history all along – or maybe not. So crazy it could make total sense.
FRI 2pm C
T. M. Williams; T. L. Smith; Michael D’Ambrosio
It will be until August before there is a new episode of Dr. Who. What shall we watch in the meantime?
FRI 5pm B
Ed Pulley; Tina Williams, Etayn Kollins
World Building By Design
In a world where everyone is building their own world, how do you stand out? Our panel will discuss the nuts and bolts, coherent design, and scale of vision of creating imaginary places that we want to visit.
SAT 10am A
MOD: Normalene Zeeman
Daniel Davis; G David Nordley; TM Williams; Sharon Skinner
Alchemy of Cover Art
We do actually judge a book by its cover; all kinds of marketing data says so. So what makes for a good cover? That’s driven as much by magic as it s by data. Our panel will try to help you discover where that magic might come from.
SAT 4p B
MOD: Laura Brodian Freas Beraha;
Jacinda Buchman;Gilead; Patti J Hulstrand; TM Williams; Keith Desesare
[Moderated Panel ]
You get that steampunk is a real genre,and there’s more to it than gluing gears to stuff. Good. Here’s your chance to plunge into the smoke with our experts and talk about the deeper themes, emerging tropes and possible future of our imaginary past.
SUN 11a A
MOD: Randall Whitlock
Gail Carriger; T.M. Williams; DB Riley
How do you think it will all end? Fire? Ice? Zombies? Robots? Nuclear war? Alien invasion? Does Vegas have odds for these things?
SUN 1pm C
Hal C Astell; T. M. Williams; T. L. Smith; Michele Ellington; Sharon Skinner
EDIT: Thanks to my awesome publicist who saw this post and responded with info right away (I told you she rocks) Readers can find T.M. Williams books at LepreCon in space#C-4, the AZ Publishing Services booth, right inside the dealer room doors in the double space. We will have book shelves with all these books for your perusal.