September 2-5 is CopperCon, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale, AZ.
I'll be there all weekend, Fri-Mon. Here's my appearance schedule:
LIT – COMICBOOK INDUSTRY EXAMINED. Our professional comicbook writer will review all work and portfolios brought to this panel. Everyone will get a chance to benefit from his expertise and experience. Jeff will also discuss what editors look for in both art and writing. This is not a private portfolio consult.
Sat 10a-11a, Boardroom. Jeffrey J. Mariotte
LIT – CRIME AND CRIMINALS IN SF/F. Mystery and romance have always enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with SF/F but how about crime? Is the use of a crime theme compatible with SF or Fantasy? Does it work better in Horror? We’ll examine some examples of authors who have used criminals or law enforcement in their stories.
Sun 10a-11a, Avondale I. Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell
LIT – TIE-IN BOOKS FROM A to Z. What sorts of properties are typically the source material for tie-in books, how do licensing people go about making those deals with publishers, how do publishers find the writers, what are the writer's challenges and responsibilities. You’ll also hear from professionals how one can break into this industry.
Sun 3p-4p, Avondale IV. Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell
Signing in the dealer's room: Jeffrey J. Mariotte Sun 5p-6p
LIT/MED – NATURE OF HORROR. Is the most effective horror – gore? Or do the psychological elements scarier? Hitchcock vs. Michael Myers? Do you get more gooseflesh from Lovecraft or King?
Mon 11a-noon, Avondale IV. Jacqueline Litchtenberg (moderator), Emily Devenport, Gini Koch, Jeff Mariotte