Our authors will be speaking at C2E2! See below for a list of panels where you can see Alex Gordon, Bishop O’Connell, Kelley Grant, and more!
Title: Gallows Humor: Authors on Making Light During the Darkest Scenes
Time: 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Location: Room S401
Description: It’s the end of the world as you know it. You are racing towards that last battle, heart in your throat and someone cracks a joke. (“Get the Cheese to sickbay!”). You stop to laugh, breathe, relax and breathe for a moment before the tension rachets up and throws you off the literary (not literal!) cliff. Join some of today’s top genre fiction as they discuss the art of integrating humor into horrorific scenarios and how this device evelvates a good book into a great read.
Speakers: Alex Gordon, Bryon Quertermous, Daryl Gregory, Jon Jordan, Lexie Dunne, Tim Lees, Wesley Chu
***Panel Signing: 6:15 – 7:15PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.
Title: Reinventing the Hero(ine)
Time: 12:15PM – 1:15PM
Location: Room S403
Description: Heroes come in many forms these days, from reluctant superheroes to psychics and beyond. Join Authors Charlaine Harris (Day Shift), Steve Bein (the Fated Blades series), Bailey Cunningham (the Parallel Parks series), Lexie Dunne (Superheroes Anonymous) and Lauren Roy (the Night Owls series) as they discuss the paranormal elements in their action-packed novels that keep their protagonists on their toes and delight and reward readers.
Speakers: Charlaine Harris, Lauren Roy, Lexie Dunne, Steve Bein, Bailey Cunningham
***Panel Signing: 1:30 – 2:30PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.
Title: Authors of Epic Fantasy
Time: 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Room S402
Description: The realm of epic Fantasy encompasses some of the most popular media properties today, from The Hobbit to Game of Thrones. But what does Epic Fantasy mean to you? Dragons, magic and chivalrous knights? And what does it mean to the Authors writing Fantasy fiction today? What are its roots and where is it going? Find out by joining Authors Peter V. Brett (The Demon Cycle), Kelley Grant (Desert Rising), Naomi Novik (Uprooted) and Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle) as they discuss works of Fantasy fiction past, present and future.
Speakers: Colleen Lindsay, Kelley Grant, Naomi Novik, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett
***Panel Signing: 4:15 – 5:15PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.
Title: Ghosts and Grim Tidings: The Latest Trends in Horror Fiction
Time: 4:15PM – 5:15PM
Location: Room S405b
Description: We’ve all had the experience of staying up all night to read a bone-chilling book….simply because we’re afraid to turn off the light and have the words play against the dark screen of their nocturnal imagination. Join celebrated psychological thriller and horror novelists (including Alex Gordon and Daryl Gregory) as they discuss the most chilling trends in horror fiction. What truly scares jaded readers? What makes the authors themselves wake up in a cold sweat?
Speakers: Alex Gordon, Ali T. Kokmen, Daniel Krause, Daryl Gregory
***Panel Signing: 5:30 – 6:30PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.
Title: Out of This World! Science Fiction Authors in Conversation
Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Location: Room S405a
Description: Science fiction is mainstream once again. Deep space, time travel, galactic cataclysms and even magic systems based on quantum mechanics continue to fascinate readers. Join Authors Wesley Chu (The Lives of Tao, Time Salvagers), Mike Shepherd (Jump Universe, Kris Longknife) and Bishop O’Connell (The Stolen, The Forgotten) as they discuss their inspirations, research, thoughts on future themes and the exploration of new realities! Moderated by Gary K. Wolfe of Locus Magazine.
Speakers: Gary K. Wolfe, Mike Shepherd, Wesley Chu, Bishop O’Connell
***Panel Signing: 1:15 – 2:15PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.