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Conventions – Getting into the Spirit

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I am extremely lucky in that my preferred writing genre has such an extended fandom attached to it. Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to sell my books at a Guelph, Ontario’s Genre Con (a conference all about relishing in Toy fandoms). I didn’t make a lot of sales, but enough to cover the cost of the table I shared with my Writing Community Cronies.

But …

I made some great contacts and got to network with like-minded individuals about genre, craft, publicity, etc. And I had a blast! The pics in the slideshow above only give you a glimpse at the fun we had with the 501st (Serious Star Wars Cosplayers) and the average enthusiast.

I’d also like to take a moment and get a little giddy over a couple of Christmas presents I got from my mom this year. Pictured below you’ll see a steampunk hourglass and a dragon business card holder. I have been looking for fun ways to dress up my table author table at events and have spent the better part of 2 years looking for a version of both these items. Needless to say, I did squeal a little when I opened these gifts πŸ˜‰

 

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At the genre conferences I’ve been attending over the past year, I have also managed to weasel my way onto panels and into workshops as a “professional in the field“. Β At Guelph’s Genre Con I had an opportunity to speak on a panel about NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) as well as talk “prop creation” — something I actually went to university for … theatre production πŸ˜‰ The sword I’m holding below I carved mostly from wood, and the masks are made from a plastic bag, 3m masking tape, newspaper, and cardboard.

 

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As an author, just getting out and submerging myself in the culture of readers and lovers of storytelling simply makes my heart sing (and my gut laugh – see slideshow top).

Perhaps next time I’ll see you there too πŸ˜‰

MJ

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Local Book Launch – You’re Invited!

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Goodreads Cover Reveal

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I’d like to invite you all to join me for the cover reveal for my science fiction book Time’s Tempest: The Chronicles of Xannia, Part One.

Goodreads.com will be hosting the one hour event on SEPTEMBER 1st, 2014 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm EST.

If you RSVP that you’ll be attending the event (and actually stop by my blog and say “hi” around 6:30pm OR if you add Time’s Tempest to you To Read list should you happen to already be a member of Goodreads then you will automatically be entered in a random draw to win a print copy of the prequel stories The Lost Chapters.

The winner will be announced around 7pm EST to allow for visitors to check in πŸ™‚

The reveal will take place right at 6:30pm EST on both the book page and my Goodreads blog. The hour that follows will be for chatting about whatever strikes you – the cover, the book, writing, reading, etc.

Spread the love and tell your friends!

Hope to see you on Sept. 1st!

M.J.

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