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DragonCon 2018

Someone asked me what my favorite moment of DragonCon 2018 was yesterday. Lucky me, I got it on video thanks to Tim. I swear, The best stuff goes on behind the black curtain.


We got together for a quick picture before the Best Selling Authors Tell All panel, and it sort of degraded into a happy mess.

But here’s the official picture: in order from left to right, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Faith Hunter, Kim Harrison, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kevin J. Anderson, Nancy Knight, Gordon Andrews, Ilona Andrews

The next day was my personal panel, and as was my wont, I sat on the table so I could see you better. With me is Carol, who runs the urban fantasy track. (Yay, Carol!) Everyone who came got a copy of THE OPERATOR to take home with them, and the Q&A was great, but my favorite part had to be getting the chance to read the first three pages of rough draft of AMERICAN DEMON, the next Rachel Morgan book I’m working on now–which you all apparently liked. (smile) I also got a fair idea of how an Al POV book set during the elf/demon war in the ever-after would go over.

There was a signing at the AmericasMart building at The Missing Volume, and if you’re in the area, I left signed books with them. While there, I ran into one of my long-time readers who I believe has gotten a book signed from me every year I go out all the way back to about 2005, if I’m thinking right.

My last panel was on Today, and I got the chance to sit on a panel with Richard Kadery. It was really nice to see him again, if only for a few minutes, and I wish I had had more than one panel with him. Happy meet!

And then it was time to head home and back to the final days of summer, because I don’t care what the calendar says, it’s still warm, and my garden is still green, and I need to be in my office, putting words on paper.



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DragonCon schedule

For all you DragonCon goers, here’s my tentative schedule. I don’t know why it would change, but you never know. Baring a mishap, the first 300 or so people to my solo panel on Sunday will get a free hardcover. Hope to see you there! Bring your questions!

Title: Fantasy Gather
Description: Celebrate the start of the Con and meet the voices of Fantasy literature. Authors will be here to meet you and sign books. Who knows what surprises and treasures you will find?
Time: Friday 8:00 pm  Location: Hanover C-E Hyatt (Length: 4 Hours)

Title: Bring your own Magical Creature
Description: How do you take a magical creature and make it your own? Let’s find out from the experts.
Time: Sat 1:00 pm  Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Marc Alan Edelheit, Janny Wurts, Kim Harrison, Larry Correia, Peter S. Beagle, Kal Spriggs )

Title: NYT Bestselling Authors Tell All
Description: The most helpful information to boost your writing career – coming from the top writers in the market today .
Time: Sat 02:30 pm  Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kevin J. Anderson, Kim Harrison, Faith Hunter, Gordon Andrews, Nancy Knight, Laurell K. Hamilton, Ilona Andrews)

Title: For Good or Ill
Description: Magic in Urban Fantasy serves many purposes, and has multiple uses and effects. Our authors will discuss the role magic plays in their work.
Time: Sat 5:30 pm  Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Gordon Andrews, Kim Harrison, Myke Cole, James A. Hunter, Robert Jackson Bennett, Laura Anne Gilman)

Off-site signing at Americasmart Building 2
Description: The Missing Volume book store has a selection of many authors apearing at DragonCon. I’ll be there to sign whatever you buy!
Time: Sun 01:00 pm  Location: Americasmart Building #2, booths 1201, 2103, 1300, 1302 (Length: 1 Hour)
Tentative Panelists: Kim Harrison, Melissa F. Olson

Title: An Hour with Kim Harrison
Description: Audience Q&A with the best-selling author of The Hollows series, the Peri Reed Chronicles, and the Madison Avery series for young adults.
Time: Sun 04:00 pm  Location: Centennial I – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kim Harrison)

Title: Autograph Session Kim Harrison
Time: Sun 05:30 pm  Location: International Hall, South 4-5 Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kim Harrison)

Title: Saving her Corner of the World, A Lot: Female Protagonists in UF
Description: Urban Fantasy protagonists as as protectors on both large and smaller scales. Our panel will explain how their characters accomplish that goal, and how doing so defines them.
Time: Sun 10:00 pm  Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kim Harrison, Laura Anne Gilman, Nancy Holzner, Faith Hunter, Gordon Andrews, Jeanne C. Stein)

Title: Deals With The Devil: Consorting with the Dark Side in UF
Description: Urban Fantasy protagonists sometimes find themselves working with those they typically fight against. Our panel will discuss how this situation effects those characters and their worlds.
Time: Monday 11:30 am  Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Gordon Andrews, Ilona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Kim Harrison, Laura Anne Gilman, Richard Kadrey)

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