In Memphis for my annual Midsouthcon trip. I have here my panel and signing schedule for the convention, this weekend:
Friday, 6 p.m.
How to Write Comics. (Promenade 1) Comics editors, writers, and artists talk about the mechanics of creating a comic. Joe Corroney, John Jackson Miller, Johnny Lowe
Friday, 7 p.m.
Raising a Child in Fandom. (Promenade 1) Cartoons to comics, movies to literature: Raising a family in the world of fandom. J F Lewis, John Jackson Miller, Mark Maddox, Tom Bondurant
Friday, 9 p.m.
A Bigger Slice. (Promenade 1) Discuss breaking away from licensed characters and creating your own.
Anthony Taylor, Frank Fradella, J F Lewis, John Jackson Miller
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Playing in Other People’s Sandboxes. (Director’s Row 2) How to write and publish media tie-in novels. Anthony Taylor, John Jackson Miller, Kathryn Sullivan
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Reading: John Jackson Miller (Street Corner)
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Autograph session (Pro Row)
Sunday, 10 a.m.
Star Trek & Star Wars. (Grand Ballroom C) Three Space guys: Joe Corroney, Michael Stackpole, and John Jackson Miller. The Big 2 Space franchises and their combined expanse of works with their respective properties. Impact and influence of the creators, Lucas and Roddenberry. Joe Corroney, John Jackson Miller, Michael Stackpole
In addition to the Saturday reading and signing, I may also be found at times at the Memphis Fanforce table or in the hall with Joe Corroney. Joe’s first professional comic book work, readers may recall, was my own Crimson Dynamo #3, and I will have a few of those available.
Next week sees the wide release of the Armored anthology, which includes original stories by myself and fellow Midsouthcon guest Michael Stackpole, among many others. Just received my contributor copies; I’m hopeful the dealers at the con will have some. You can order the book here, and be sure to check out the Facebook page for it.
Today was fun, with a visit to the fifth grades for Lakeland Elementary School; my thanks to everyone for helping to set it up!