Archive for September, 2011


((excerpt from site http://www.geekmediaexpo.com/))

“GMX 3.0 IS GO! Nashville’s premier multi-fandom convention, the Geek Media Expo, is back for 2011! Exciting plans are underway to bring YOU the best in programming, panels, events, contests, VIP celebrities, artists, and much, much more! The GMX 3.0 upgrade brings a new venue, new events, new programming and three times the awesomeness! Get ready…for another 48 Hours of Cool!”

From Aradani Studios, Michael and Paul Bielaczyc will be at the Third GMX Convention in Nashville, TN! Come see their Tron costumes, buy some elf ears, or just stay and chat with some great artists – perhaps even purchase a piece from the Gallery.

Nashville Artist Sam Flegal will also be a Guest Artist there! Be sure to look at his penguin art, his beautiful artwork, and even have a zombie portrait done!

Local steampunk writer Sara M. Harvey will be showcasing her novels Convent of the Pure, Labyrinth of the Dead, and A Year and A Day. Stop by and take pictures with the lovely lady, talk about her books, even purchase one and have her sign it!

There are many celebrities to meet, activities to do, and panels to attend. You will not be bored!

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard
Nashville, TN

Perhaps most interesting will be the steam-powered ghost hunters known as the Apparition Abolishers:

((excerpt from site http://www.geekmediaexpo.com/?n=programming))

The Apparition Abolishers present: Doctor Torque’s Traveling Exposition of Curious Contraptions and Fantastical Oddities
Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Step right up and feast your eyes on this most motley menagerie of mechanical miracles and mysterious monstrosities assembled under one roof! Bowing on the evening of October the 21st in the year of 2011 at the Geek Media Exposition, you will be amazed and astounded, dazzled and delighted, by the sights and sounds, the spectacle and splendiferousness, that constitutes Dr. Torque’s Traveling Exposition! Courtesy the derring-do of the Apparition Abolishers who have scaled the highest peaks and plumbed the deepest oceans to bring to you, merry folks, nature’s most menacing monstrosities – the beasties of myth and legend! From the mysterious Chupacabra, to the horrifying Wendigo, your astonishment will not cease! And the feats of the Abolishers don’t end there, fine folks! From the realm of nature we transcend to the miraculous world of science, where mankind’s greatest achievements will be in abundance, owing to the brilliant mind of Dr. Torque himself! Such curious contraptions as H.A.R.O.L.D.E. the steam powered exosuit and Scrappington Hauley, the faithful and dapper mechanical mule, will be on display for your edification and enjoyment! Not to be outdone, Dr. Torque has brought together some of the finest entertainers of the known world to ensure that your experience is nothing short of sensational. And do be absolutely sure not to miss the lovely lassies of Clocktease Burlesque whose lively and lascivious talents will be on display for one night only! The Event of the Century has arrived! Thank you Adam Baker for providing the banner artwork!”

To learn more go to http://www.geekmediaexpo.com/ and make a reservation today!

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((excerpt from site http://slash-and-burn.blogspot.com/2011/01/gay-romance-literary-retreat.html))

Writer Angelia Sparrow will be at the first, of what hopes will become an annual literary event that features Gay Romance in Literature. “Get Steamy in the Big Easy” is about bringing the author and the reader together for an event unlike any other. From the Bourbon Orleans hotel, located in the famous French Quarter to the River Boat book signing cruise on the Creole Queen, there are organized events and parties taking full advantage of the location while providing a multitude of opportunities to mix with readers, other authors, and publishers.

There will be no seminars or workshops – this is about showcasing the authors and publishers.

Join them down in New Orleans, October 13 – 16 of 2011, to get Steamy in the Big Easy.

October highlights Roland Mann as one of the Speakers at the Southern Expressions Authors Conference being held in Ocean Springs, MS!

Southern Expressions Authors Conference
October 14-16, 2011

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

IP Casino Resort and Spa

Ocean Springs, MS

Courtesy of http://www.gcwriters.org/se11.html

Come and see Roland Mann, take part in his workshop or one of any number of workshops being offered at the Conference! See the beautiful sunsets on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Feel the luxury of the spa. Indulge yourself even as you learn, and be sure to visit with the various Facilitators and Keynote Speakers who are a part of the Conference.

The October fun continues back in Memphis, TN for the second Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention!

Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention
October 14-16, 2011

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Hilton Ballroom

Memphis, TN

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Several authors and artists will be at this convention, and we hope you will join us! Situated on the third floor of the Hilton, all of the Convention will be pretty much located in one area – save for the panels of course. Host Joe Thordaston has an impressive line-up of talent, and Master of Ceremonies Allan Gilbreath is sure to keep the entertainment going. So, please – come on over and check it out!

Possible Attendees:

Cathy Benedetto

Tyree Campbell

Elizabeth K. Donald

Stephen P. Dorning

William Eakin

Jackie Gamber

Jimmy Gillentine

Jennifer Muvihill

Darrell Osborn

Stephanie Osborn

Stephen Zimmer

From open to close, come out to the Leigh Mall in Columbus, MS and see the local talent show their stuff!

Leigh Mall
1404 Old Aberdeen Road
Columbus, MS 39705

Three days at the mall with comic genre art, authors and panels.

 

J. L. Mulvihill will be there with her debut young adult fantasy novel The Lost Daughter of Easa
((excerpt from site http://www.elsielind.com/))
“The Lost Daughter of Easa came out and hit the ground running. The launching occurred at Dragon*Con  in Atlanta, GA, a most appropriate place to launch a fantasy novel. The book sold out which is a promising start. The second book signing took place at Pentimento Books in Clinton, MS, and again sales were very good and continued through the day even after the book store signing had ended until again J L Mulvihill was left without any books again.  While public signings are showing promise, the online sales are showing a steady flow of books being purchased as well.  One can only hope that the Lost Daughter of Easa will continue to shine in the coming months and into the next year as well.” Be a part of that shine!

And this is just a sample of who will be there. Come out and see them!