Suzanne’s ConFusion 2017 Schedule

It’s been a while since my last post! But I’m back, just in time for the beginning of the 2017 convention season.

ConFusion takes place at the Sheraton in Novi, Michigan from January 19-22, 2017. Click here for the full ConFusion Schedule

Friday, January 20
5:00PM – 6:00PM Haven’t We Been Here Before?  Why is New England such an attractive setting for the horrific? Panelists: Michael Cieslak, Suzanne Church, Lesley Conner, Joe Hill, and Mallory O’Meara [Keweenaw]
8:00PM – 9:00PM All Things Onder and the Ed Greenwood Group (TEGG)   Panelists: Suzanne Church (M), Gregory A. Wilson, Elizabeth Shack, Deanna Laver, and Brandon Draga [Petoskey].

Saturday, January 21
4:00PM – 5:00PM Autograph Session   Come and get your books signed! [St. Clair]
6:00PM – 7:00PM Readings  Suzanne will be reading from her Hellmaw fiction. Panelists: Suzanne Church, Sarah Gailey, and Gregory A. Wilson. [Keweenaw]

Sunday, January 22
12:00PM – 1:00PM Here’s What They Did to My Baby!   Authors tell the tale of the publishing process from their perspective. Panelists: Patrick S. Tomlinson (M), Cameron McClure, Suzanne Church, Jim C. Hines [St. Clair]
1:00PM – 2:00PM Romantic Leads   What makes a good romantic lead? Panelists: Courtney Schafer (M), Sara Dobie Bauer, Suzanne Church, Seleste deLaney / Julie Particka, Amal El-Mohtar, Gail Carriger [Leelanau]

I hope to see you at the con!

My Report on Limestone Genre Expo

On July 23rd and 24th, I visited the beautiful city of Kingston, Ontario for Limestone Genre Expo. (@limestonegenre on Twitter)

The first iteration happened last year, as a one-day event. This year, the organizers doubled down, making it a two-day event.

I hunkered down in the Dealers’ Room for most of the event, so I can’t say that I caught all the panel action, but here’s what the schedule had to offer:

Packed rooms of enthusiastic attendees listened and participated in topics from “Queering the Fantastic” to the Evolution of the Young Adult Market to “The Feminist Journey in Genre Fiction”.

Robert Runte from Five Rivers Publishing generously offered an hour for authors to pitch their works — a highlight of the event for many.

Readings were scheduled on both days, featuring Guests of Honour David Nickle and Vicki Delany, as well as authors Nancy Baker, Rob Brunet, Alyssa Cooper, Kit Daven, Janet Kellough, Tara Wyatt, and OnderLibrum author Marie Bilodeau.

The following workshops offered varied seminars on the craft of writing:

Guest of Honour Nina Munteanu taught The Ecology of World Building
Derek Newman-Stille taught Writing the Senses
Rob Brunet taught Setting as Character
Mary Sullivan and Ann Lethbridge taught How to Write Romance Novels and Find Your Market

I intend to keep this convention on my radar from now on, especially considering my newly-formed Kingston connection.

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!

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!

2014 DragonCon Schedule

Suzanne will be appearing as an “Attending Professional” at DragonCon from August 29-31.

Click through to the DragonCon site for all of the DragonCon details.

Suzanne’s schedule:

Saturday August 30
1:00-2:00PM Folklore and Mythology in Urban Fantasy  with Suzanne Church, Leanna Renee Hieber, Faith Hunter, Alethea Kontis, Samantha Sommersby, and Jeanne C. Stein (Westin – Chastain ED)
2:30-3:30PM Reading  Suzanne will be reading from ELEMENTS: A Collection of Speculative Fiction  (Hyatt – University)
Come for the candy, stay for the stories!

Sunday, August 31
5:30-6:30PM Protecting the Pack: Bitten  Suzanne and audience memebers will discuss the hit Canadian TV show based on Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series of books (Westin – Chastain C)

Ad Astra THIS WEEKEND

Ad Astra Convention is THIS WEEKEND!!
…so my blogging and posting might be a little on the light side. I’ll be tweeting as long as my phone battery holds out.

I learned (from a reliable source at the convention hotel last night) that the ELEMENTS/MILKMAN launch will not be in room 1086. But it will be somewhere on the 10th floor. Follow the signs and the noise. I’m sure you’ll find us since we’ll be the ones with CAKE!!

Elements-5.5x8.5-100dpi-c8MilkMan-Cover miniI will be co-hosting a book launch party on Saturday night with Michael J. Martineck on Saturday night from 9PM to midnight. Please join us in celebrating the launch of…

ELEMENTS: A Collection of Speculative Fiction

and

The Milkman

We’d love it if you would RSVP via the Facebook Events page. Come for the cake, stay for the fun!

My other panels at the con are:

Saturday, Apr 5 10:00-11:00 AM The Writing Life, Ada Hoffman, Julie Czerneda, Karina Sumner-Smith, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Suzanne Church (Newmarket)

Saturday, Apr 5 12:00-1:00 PM READING – Writing in the ‘Loo, Marcy Italiano, Sarah Tolmie, Suzanne Church (Markham A)

Saturday, Apr 5 2:00-4:00 PM GoH + Many Other Authors Signing A mass autograph session. Bring your copies of ELEMENTS (available at the Bakka Phoenix Books table in the Dealers’ Room) to be signed (Richmond A)

Saturday, Apr 5 4:00-5:00 PM READING – Stop-Watch Gang, Ian Donald Keeling, Mike Rimar, Pippa Wysong, Stephen Kotowych, Suzanne Church (Oakridges)

I hope to see you at the party and around the convention.

My Schedule for Ad Astra

Ad Astra Convention is April 4th to 6th.

Elements-5.5x8.5-100dpi-c8MilkMan-Cover miniI will be co-hosting a book launch party on Saturday night with Michael J. Martineck on Saturday night from 9PM to midnight. Please join us in celebrating the launch of…

ELEMENTS: A Collection of Speculative Fiction

and

The Milkman

We’d love it if you would RSVP via the Facebook Events page. Come for the cake, stay for the fun!

My other panels at the con are:

Saturday, Apr 5 10:00-11:00 AM The Writing Life, Ada Hoffman, Julie Czerneda, Karina Sumner-Smith, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Suzanne Church (Newmarket)

Saturday, Apr 5 12:00-1:00 PM READING – Writing in the ‘Loo, Marcy Italiano, Sarah Tolmie, Suzanne Church (Markham A)

Saturday, Apr 5 2:00-4:00 PM GoH + Many Other Authors Signing A mass autograph session. Bring your copies of ELEMENTS (available at the Bakka Phoenix Books table in the Dealers’ Room) to be signed (Richmond A)

Saturday, Apr 5 4:00-5:00 PM READING – Stop-Watch Gang, Ian Donald Keeling, Mike Rimar, Pippa Wysong, Stephen Kotowych, Suzanne Church (Oakridges)

I hope to see you at the party and around the convention.

Book tour for Elements

Ongoing appearances for Suzanne Church and her book Elements:

What Scares You? Book Discussion on Stephen King and Other Scary Authors with speakers Lou Rera and Suzanne Church Thursday, October 29, Noon to 1:00pm
Central Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Ring of Knowledge, main floor, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, New York


Horror Writers’ Association Reading and Q&A Thursday, October 29, 7:00pm
Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library, 2 Park Drive, Stouffville, Ontario


SFContario 2015, Aurora Awards ceremony on 22, 2015
The Ramada Plaza Hotel, Toronto, Ontario


37th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts 2016, March 16 to 20, 2016
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel, Orlando, Florida


Ad Astra 2016, April 15-17, 2016
Sheraton Parkway North, Richmond Hill, Ontario