April Showers Bring May Genre Fiction Conventions

Now that winter is finally pushing up the daisies, it’s time to get back into the swing of science fiction and fantasy season!

Next month, I’ll be heading back to Kingston, Ontario, for Limestone Genre Expo 2018, which showcases authors and publishers in science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, and mystery.  Limestone is a smaller convention, which means it’s easier to talk to the folks selling their books and pick up some good old-fashioned Canadian fiction. It also happens to be the place where I found my publisher, Renaissance Press, so if you’re looking for a place to publish your own novel, you should check it out.

This year, I scored seats on three fantastic panels, and I’m excited to discuss these topics with friends and colleagues:

  • Fairytales, Fables, and Folklore: Old Tales for a New Audience (May 26, 11 a.m.)
  • Film Tropes Are Killing Your Prose (May 27, 11 a.m.)
  • Dystopian Fiction: How to Write When the World Is Falling Apart (May 27, 3 p.m.)

Come watch me prattle on about writing or just say hi while I’m browsing through books in the vendor’s room. See you there!

I am also looking forward to visiting my own alma mater for the McMaster University Embodiment in SFF Interdisciplinary Conference in Hamilton, Ontario. I’m not on any panels, but they’ve got some great minds discussing topics including mind-body dualism, temporality, and concepts of gender, race, and disability in speculative fiction. To top it all off, award-winning author Kameron Hurley will be giving the closing keynote speech titled “We Are Made of Meat: Imagining an Embodied Future.” Don’t even try to tell me you don’t want to know what that’s all about.

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