Panel description: Panelists will discuss their views on gender stereotypes in fiction and approaches they use to ensure their characters accurately represent realistic traits in individuals regardless of gender.
Panelists: Tricia Levenseller, Jenn Lyons, Colleen Oakes, Laura Sebastian, Sherry Thomas, Cinda Williams Chima
Moderator: C.R. Richards
1:30 PM –
2:20 PM Welcome to the Dark Side: Writing Dark Fantasy
Location: Room 605
Panel Description: Is Dark Fantasy really a subgenre of Fantasy or is it watered down Horror? Panelists will discuss their thoughts about writing and reading in this popular genre
Panelists: Terry Brooks. Delilah Dawson, Colleen Oakes, Cinda Williams Chima, Cat Winters
Moderator: C.R. Richards
3:00 PM –
3:50 PM Cinda Williams Chima Signing
Location: Author Booth 7
Saturday, June 1st
Denver Pop Culture Con- Day 2
11:00 AM –
11:50 AM Dogs vs. Cat: Which Will Rule the Literary World?
Location: DPCCP 4 Keystone City
Panel Description: Why do we enjoy stories of furry critters? Everyone has their preference - especially our guest authors and graphic novelists, who write about our canine and feline friends. Pick a side, ask a question and let these All-Star panelists win you over.
Panelist:Drew Brockington, Troy Cummings, Paul Krueger, Kyle Puttkammer
Cinda Williams Chima
12:00 PM –
12:50 PM Cinda Williams Chima Signing
Location: Author Booth 7
4:30 PM –
5:20 PM Re-imagining Myth in YA Fiction
Location: Room 601- Authors
Panel Descriptions: Pandora wasn't the only curious cutie in mythology, but can we really blame her for all the evils in the world? With thousands of mythological gods, demons, monsters and heroes in oral and written history, why is it most people only know about big-hitters like Zeus, Poseidon, Athe and Hercules? Discover why myths continue to capture our imagination and explore new ways to tell old tales.
Panel Description: Revenge can backfire on a character. It might happen as a plot element, but it also might happen in a reader’s interpretation. How do we create a dynamic in which a reader feels a character’s revenge is justified? Or is that necessary?
Panelist: Terry Brooks, Amy Ewing, Todd Fahnestock, Liv Hadden, Cinda Williams Chima
Moderator: Laurel McHargue
4:00 PM –
4:50 PM Bringing a Figurative Knife to Literary Gun Fight
Location: Room 607- Authors
Panel Description: Authors discuss battle scenes in science fiction and fantasy. Action scenes in SciFi and Fantasy are a staple to the genre. Panelists discuss examples of how and where this is done well, and why a good action sequence can create urgency and add impetus to the story. Crafting realistic fight sequences is a delicate balance, when is it over the top? How much violence is too much? Is there a limit on what’s acceptable?
Panelist: Pierce Brown, Liv Hadden, Jon Messenger, Brian Naslund, Cinda Williams Chima
Everyone who preordersDeathcaster from any retail outlet (local bookstore, chain bookstores, online, digital, audiobook) is eligible to enter the DEATHCASTER PREORDER GIVEAWAY.
The grand prize is
1. Your CHOICE of a box set of The Seven Realms paperbacks or all FIVE Heir Chronicles hardcovers PLUS
2. A gray wolf treasure box designed by genius artist Lisa Parker 3. A gray wolf journal, also from Lisa Parker, with a note from me to you inside.
4. Bookmarks, swag, a signed bookplate, and other goodies
But, wait! There's More!
Are you Disappointed That Your Shattered Realms Hardcovers Don't Match?
Many of you have told me that the change in art midseries has meant that your shelfie display is not up to standard. HarperTeen has your back. They have produced a limited supply of Flamecaster book jackets with the matching Alessandro Taini art. Slide it onto your hardbound Flamecaster and -- instant harmony.
The first one hundred entrants will also receive a swag pack including the new book jacket for Flamecaster, a signed bookplate for their copy of Deathcaster, bookmarks, tattoos, and other goodies. However, you must OPT IN and include your mailing address.
Sound good? Here's how to enter.
PLEASE follow these directions. I'm not very good at following directions, either, but I need your help in order to get you properly entered because I don't have minions.
Send an email to cwchimapromo at gmail dot com. In the subject line, put DEATHCASTER PREORDER GIVEAWAY ENTRY
In the body of your email, include your name and snail mail address; which series set you prefer, and how/if you would like your books to be personalized.
Make sure I have the best email to contact you
THIS IS IMPORTANT: Attach an image of proof of purchase for your preordered book, whether it's an online receipt, a receipt from a store, an email confirmation of an order, a notarized statement from your local bookseller--whatever way you can show me you've placed an order.
Books must have been ordered/bought before March 10, 2019 (in other words, by the release week.)
Deadline for entry: March 10, 2019.
This offer good only in the US and Canada.
Questions? Email me at that same address with the header DEATHCASTER PREORDER GIVEAWAY QUESTION