Suzanne’s Schedule for PenguiCon 2015

PenguiCon is April 24th to 26th.
Elements-5.5x8.5-100dpi-c8 Suzanne will be promoting her current book ELEMENTS: A Collection of Speculative Fiction

Her schedule for the con:

Saturday, April 25th

3:00-4:00 PM Rad Women in Music; Patty Templeton, Suzanne Church (Board of Governors)

6:00-7:00PM Plotting Vs Pantsing – An Author’s Dilemma; Rachael Acks, Matt Betts, Suzanne Church, Michael Elliott, Jen Haeger, Jim Leach, Clarence Young (Hamlin)

7:00-8:00PM Story Structure: What is it, and Can it Make Your Writing Zoom?; Charlie Jane Anders, Suzanne Church, Ericka Kahler, Paul Kemner, Clarence Young (Charlevoix B)

Why not drop by and say hello!

Knee News Update

Today (April 14th) the surgeon cleared me for surgery to repair the tear in the meniscus of my right knee. Wohoo!

The surgery is scheduled for April 27th – which just happens to fall AFTER PenguiCon and with enough rehab time (6-10 weeks) that I’ll be able to attend GenCon! The timing couldn’t be better, IMHO. (thank you to whoever cancelled to create that time slot).

The surgeon is hopeful that the arthritis in my knee won’t be too worsened by the surgery (it was a big risk that might have prevented me from having the surgery at all). My knee won’t ever be “fine” but without the pain from the meniscal tear, I’m hopeful that I’ll be walking more normally and the arthritis pain will lessen. I might even be able to eventually ditch the cane!

I can’t begin to explain how relieved I am. Finally, I have a date to move forward.

Suzanne’s Schedule for Ad Astra 2015

Ad Astra Convention is April 10th to 12th.
Elements-5.5x8.5-100dpi-c8 Suzanne will be reading from ELEMENTS: A Collection of Speculative Fiction

Her schedule for the con:

Saturday, April 11th

11:00AM-12:00 PM After Acceptance: The Fun Begins Kelley Armstrong, Suzanne Church, Charles de Lint, Arlene F. Marks, Monica Pacheco (Richmond A)

2:00-4:00PM Signing Sessions Various authors (Richmond A + B)

6:00-7:00PM Writing in the ‘Loo Reading Suzanne Church, Marcy Italiano, Vanessa Ricci-Thode, Sarah Tolmie (Markham B)

7:00-8:00PM The Tip of the Tongue, The Teeth, The Lips: How To Read Your Writing To An Audience Anne Bishop, Suzanne Church, Lesley Donaldson-Reid, Catherine Fitzsimmons (Markham A)

8:00-9:00PM Believable Characters and Dialogue Kelley Armstrong, Suzanne Church, Nina Munteanu, Douglas Smith (Markham B)

Why not drop by and say hello!

NaNoWriMo Begins!

The super-fun NaNoWriMo has begun. For the month of November, Suzanne will join in with people all over the world in an attempt to write 50,000 words over the thirty days in November.

She has participated many times, and hopes to win again this year. If you’d like to add her as a NaNoWriMo writing buddy, her userid is canadiansuzanne.

To keep up with her NaNoWriMo adventures, visit her LiveJournal blog.

Suzanne’s 2014 Daily Dragon Articles

While attending Dragon Con, Suzanne volunteered as a reporter for The Daily Dragon.

Follow the links below to read her articles from this year.

Guardians of the Galaxy and the Brothers Gunn

Panelists James Gunn and Sean Gunn shared all of their awesome experiences from the making of the hit Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy

Spotlight on Karl Urban

The versatile actor Karl Urban who’s appeared in Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and Dredd  as well as many other films and television shows spent an hour entertaining fans and answering questions.

Agents of W.H.E.D.O.N.

Panelists Amy Acker, Ron Glass, and J. August Richards discuss their experiences working with Joss Whedon

Voice Acting

Panelists Steve Downes, Bill Farmer, Erin Fitzgerald, and John Ratzenberger tell stories and offer advice on the world of voice acting

Battlestar Galactica: A Visit to the Fleet

Continuing her yearly tradition, Suzanne covered the Battlestar Galactica  panel with actors Richard Hatch, Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan, and Kate Vernon

Party in the Baen House

A report on the festivities at the Baen Party, including readings and Q&A’s with authors John Ringo, David Weber, and Timothy Zahn

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

After nearly passing out from the Atlanta heat, Suzanne discusses the importance of hydration and pacing yourself during big conventions like Dragon Con.