THE IRON HUNT is featured on Scifi.com today! Go check out the article, if you like.
And yes, I know I should not be so willing to switch blogs, willy-nilly, but the whole Mac thing is having major technical difficulties, preventing me from updating, and I don’t know when they’ll be cleared up. Tonight? Tomorrow? Next week? I’ll probably have to revert once I travel to China for the Olympics, but until then…back to LiveJournal? Or will something else be in place at that point?
Here�s a piece of weird Olympic news. My dad heard on the radio this morning that unless you have a ticket to the Olympics, you can no longer buy an airplane ticket to fly into Beijing during the Games. Does this include flying into Beijing from outside the country? Within the country? What? Hello? No doubt this is the result of the real and true fear of a concerted terrorist attack, but man, is this the real Forbidden City?
There seem to be an overabundance of question marks in this post.
Anyway, I was in Columbus yesterday at the Ohio Librarians Reference and Adult Services Conference, and it was huge fun. I gave a small and rambling talk about the challenges of writing Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy (co-presenting with a friend), and gave away a pile of books. Everyone was tremendously kind, and very interested in the topic. I love librarians.
My Comic Con schedule is finally coming together. Here�s what I think I know (though this is still incomplete, as I have a signing at the Marvel booth at some point):
THURSDAY, JULY 24
Marvel: X-Men � The X-Men have a new home and a new direction in Manifest Destiny. This star-studded, must-attend panel features the writers of the X-Verse, including Ed Brubaker (Uncanny X-Men), Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men), Chris Yost (X-Force), Craig Kyle (X-Force), Daniel Way (Deadpool), Marjorie Liu (NYX), and Duane Swierczynski (Cable), plus Axel Alonso (X-Men group editor) and Nick Lowe (X-Men editor).
FRIDAY, JULY 25??
1:00-2:00?Looking at our World: Eye on the Present?Authors discuss how they use the supernatural in stories of contemporary society: Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld), LA Banks (The Vampire Huntress Legend Series), Kate Brallier (The Boundless Deep), Marjorie M. Liu (The Iron Hunt), C.E. Murphy (The Negotiator Trilogy), Justine Musk (Lord of Bones), Lilith Saintcrow (The Dante Valentine Series), and moderator Samantha Sommersby (Forbidden: The Revolution).
2:00-3:00?Looking at our World: Eye on the Present panelists autographing in the Comic-Con Autograph Area.
SATURDAY, JULY 26
11:00 @ Mysterious Galaxy Booth, book signing.
SUNDAY, JULY 27
10:30am � 11:30am ?Women in Marvel Panel: She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel are powerhouses in the Marvel U, now meet the real women powerhouses who work in Marvel Comics today! Writers Robin Furth (DARK TOWER) & Marjorie Liu (NYX), Jen Grunwald (Editor), colorist Christina Strain (RUNAWAYS), and Occasional Superheroine’s Valerie D’Orazio are here to answer your question about their titles, announce new projects, and explain how more women are breaking into comics every day!