What’s Happening at Phoenix Comicon This Weekend

14681671_10154534307023567_8657440578569897444_nHey Readers

It may seem crazy, but Phoenix Comicon starts TOMORROW! In less that 24 hours geeks from all over will be descending on the Phoenix Convention Center to geek out for their respective fandoms. So while an exhaustive list of the awesomeness would be too long for a single post (and a tad redundant since you can see it all on Phoenix Comicon’s website), your trusty editor will give you the rundown on what she’ll be looking forward to at Phoenix Comicon.

Thursday

14980554_10154325881943855_382259480300581265_nWhile most of my Thursday will spent checking out the exhibit hall and hunting down new sketches for my Carol Danvers Compilation Sketchbook, Thursday evening will be spent battling it out at P.U.G.S. – Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown. How to explain P.U.G.S.? It’s a debate competition where only the strong, knowledgeable, and somewhat absurd survive. Here’s a longer post, where I describe my first battle.

Friday

pcc17_osric_chau_instaThere’s a Doctor Who-se Your Own Adventure panel with a fan written live script reading of a Doctor Who mashup episode where the audience gets to choose how the story progresses.

Also, a certain Supernatural Favorite, Osric Chau will have a panel at 12:30 that day (squee!)

 

Then in the evening, if I progress to the finals I’ll be at P.U.G.S. again.

 

Saturday

There’s much to enjoy on Saturday, a Legible Scrawl panel for To Prove A Villian, their comic-centric podcast. They’ll be doing a live script reading with some of their familiar voice actors.

At noon Diana Gabaldon will be having a spotlight panel. She’s always got great stories about the writing and filming of Outlander, so I’ll be sure to be there.

And at 3:00 actress Bonnie Wright will be having a spotlight panel of her own.

While Dick Van Dyke would have been great to plan and see, the changes with panel fees left many to find other panels to attend.

Sunday

pcc17_karen_david_instaKaren David will be at a Once Upon A Time panel, and while I’ll mainly be attending because I loved her in Galavant I’m sure it will be a fun panel none the less.

Finally, while they don’t have panel times listed, I’ll be spending my free time at the con looking for Geekly Press favorite authors Beth Cato, Ryan Dalton and Wesley Chu!

 

What are your plans for Phoenix Comicon 2017? Let us know in the comments.

Catching up with Ryan Dalton – Spoilers for the Time Shift Trilogy

Hi Readers,

Yesterday I had a chance to catch up with Ryan Dalton to discuss his newest book The Black Tempest, including some exclusive tidbits about a couple characters, and I get some teases regarding book three. Watch the video below to watch Dalton explain how his nerdiness has paid off in his writing. Major and minor spoilers though, if you haven’t read The Year of Lightning and The Black Tempest!

If you’re still interested in Ryan Dalton’s trilogy, watch the video from this point, way less awesomeness, but also way less spoilery.

Dalton’s Time Shift Trilogy Gets Fantastic With The Black Tempest.

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You may recall last year that I did a review of author Ryan Dalton’s debut novel The Year of Lightning, which also happens to be the first of his Time Shift trilogy. Well, yours truly has had an early chance to read book two, The Black Tempest, and things get fantastic.

If you read my previous review, I was hesitant to read The Year of Lightning, considering it’s Young Adult fiction, a genre I swore off after Twilight and Hunger Games. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say up front that I was equally hesitant to begin reading The Black Tempest, considering it’s a sequel.

Despite several sequels not living up to my expectations over the years, I haven’t sworn off sequels. I’ve just become wary of them, as few live up to the expectations I have. However,  plenty of authors have had good sequels, and now I can say that Ryan Dalton is one of them. Continue reading “Dalton’s Time Shift Trilogy Gets Fantastic With The Black Tempest.” »

The Year of Lightning Review YA fiction for those that don’t love the genre

11113822_1135705783110534_7577673673136967312_nHeeeellllooooo Readers!

It’s been quite a while, between all the stress and germs of being a first year teacher this is my first post in months, but thankfully Summer is here and there will be lots more to follow (especially with Phoenix Comicon this weekend)! Now if only I had a time machine… I could go back and write when I couldn’t… oh well.

If you’re still reading, here’s what I was reading. The Year of Lighting. Continue reading “The Year of Lightning Review YA fiction for those that don’t love the genre” »

Striking Up a Conversation With Author Ryan Dalton

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So the title of this post is a bit of a pun, that you should get by the end of the next sentence. Ryan Dalton‘s new book The Year of Lightning comes out on January 12th. Get it yet? No… rinse, repeat, and read on!

Continue reading “Striking Up a Conversation With Author Ryan Dalton” »