On October 3, 2012 I switched to this new site and so it is has been a really happy switch for me. I got a nice surprise when I received a note from WordPress that it was my anniversary.
So Happy Anniversary Everyone!
I am very excited to be taking part in the Conjecture/Conchord25 on October 18th to 20th 2013. It will be at the Town and Country Resort. I will have a table for my book Fantasy Time Inc. I just got the schedule for the convention instead of 1 panels I am on 4! Here is the schedule for the convention;
Panel 1: Fri 10/18 8:00 PM, 60 minutes. Title: A Degree in Geekdom
Participants: Amy Berner
Precis: Academic study of popular culture is now widespread. What makes a genre work suitable for academic study? (Consider Whoosh, the journal of the International Association of Xena Studies. Or Slayage, the Online International Journal of Buffy Studies. Smart Pop Press has been publishing anthologies of essays on everything from Stargate to Star Wars, but they’re not alone. Robert Chaires and Bradley Chilton, authors of Star Trek: Visions of Law and Justice from Texas A&M University Press, have declared “To say that Star Trek was just a television show is akin to saying Shakespeare just wrote plays.” Also, the Popular Culture Association studies the rhetoric of pop culture.)
Panel 2: Sat 10/19 4:00 PM, 60 minutes. Title: Can’t Stop the Signal: Communications Tech
Participants: Kim Hutsell
Precis: While it’s rarely the focus of the story, the plot device of getting word from point A to point B (sometimes through hostile territory, or in a way that doesn’t expose more Bothans to death than absolutely necessary) is frequently an essential aspect of the narrative. What kind of features–or limitations–are assumed by authors when the plot needs a signal to get through (or fail to do so)?
Panel 3: Sat 10/19 6:00 PM, 60 minutes. Title: Dreams of Space Lost
Participants: Sherri Rabinowitz
Precis: Going to the moon was once fantasy, then reality, then history… and is now sliding into legend, as it looks like we may never go back. Science fictional dreams of colonizing other worlds are looking more like fantasy as we face the incredibly difficult and expensive problems of protecting fragile meat bodies from vacuum and radiation. Our machines may go where we cannot, but how can we handle the loss of our dreams?
Panel 4: Sun 10/20 12 Noon, 60 minutes. Title: Turning Fandom Into Fame
Participants: Brian Bielawski
Precis: When someone asks “What was your inspiration for your art?” you don’t always expect the answer “Geek Love!” But in this era where anyone with a blog can become just as powerful as the mainstream press, and anyone with a YouTube channel can be a celebrity, finding your audience can be as simple as “liking” the Star Wars page on Facebook. This panel seeks to look at this phenomenon, where geek obsession fuels, inspires, and enables artistic creation.
And I have a scheduled autograph session on Sunday so it is going to be very big weekend. For more information please check out the convention website; http://2013.conjecture.org/
Author Diane Williams chatted about her book, Angels In Action on Chatting with Sherri last Tuesday. We talked about her inspiring story of how she decided against great odds to write a book and the struggles she has gone through. We also talked about her launching her unabridged edition of Angels in Action: Stories to Inspire my inspirational book full of spiritual lessons and devotional reflections. I share seventeen incidents of divine intervention or angel moments that took place in my life. Please check out her blog; mindofagoddess.wordpress.com Please be sure to request a report from Diane; And listen to her wonderful interview; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/10/01/chatting-with-sherri .
This Tuesday Nancy Healy will chat about her new book Intersection! “Life is a journey, not a destination. You create it.” Please join us as we chat about creating a book and all the challenge; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/10/08/chatting-with-sherri