Next Meeting

March 8th- Loving Every Minute - Finding the Joy Behind the Books: Or, What I Learned from Lee Child and the Other 200 Authors I Have Interviewed in Less Than Three Years (speaker Patzi Gil)

April 12th- Topic Pending (speaker John Hope)

May 10th- Free Marketing Tools for Book Marketing (speaker Shannon Bell)

June 14th- The Writing Life: Hacks, Tips, and Solutions (speaker Elle Andrews Patt)

July 12th- From Novel to Cocoon to Screenwriting (speaker Barbara Harrington)

August 9th- Topic Pending (speaker Sylvia Weiss Sinclair)

September 13th- The Evolution of Genres (speaker Ken Pelham)

October 11th- Topic Pending (speaker Sharon Belcastro)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Necronomicon 2008 Live update!

Greetings fellow writers and aspiring writers!

Can you believe it? I'm actually blogging from the Necronomicon, the SF&F (Science Fiction and Fantasy, butalso includes Horror and Anime) convention going on at the Hilton St. Pete this weekend. I've met a lot of interesting authors, including the honored guests Frederik Pohl, Julie Czerneda and Rick Wilber. Rick is a journalism professor at USF Tampa, and indicated he would be willing to talk to us and also put us in touch with many others in the area.

I'm excited about 2009 and the possible schedule we can develop with all of the talent in this area.

The costumes are great, and I think my favorite is one of the latest Joker. Not just from the makeup and stuff, but because the guy acts the part. I've missed most of the writing workshops, having gone to a Q&A with Pohl (he's 88, so I was reading him in grade school and high school back in the Middle Ages), and an interesting workshop by Czerneda concerning scientific literacy.
A bonus was she went over elements of an SF story.


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