Listen in as Lara Johnson jumps in with the Geek Patrol to make a Bad Geek Confession and dish on the Anime Blues Con, Comic Con, The Terminator, and more ….
This coming weekend is going to be a blast. Friday night is Goth at the Gallery. IONS Gallery is hosting a Goth night where you can do your best Goth Distraught in 30 seconds or less and maybe even when a prize for it!
Saturday night is going to be the Paranormal 101 workshop and investigation at the gallery. Expedition Unknown will be there to show people the tricks and tools of the trade while giving the attendees a glimpse back into the rough and tumble days of downtown Memphis.
As a quick note, I would like to thank everyone I met and chatted with at the UFO Day Festival. In spite of everything, I had a good time with everyone.
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Convention producers wanted to offer attendees useful genre-focused panel time and a Big Easy dose of inspiration. Their goal is to perpetuate an annual convention package that caters to science fiction, horror, and fantasy genre writers, surrounded by the allure and ambiance of the City that Care Forgot,
Dark Oak Press and Media Managing Editor Allan Gilbreath opened his speech by welcoming attendees and guests to the Friday night Meet and Greet at the Howlin’ Wolf Den in New Orleans. Next, he asked if anybody’s head was ready to explode, alluding to the attention everyone had given toward the full day of panels.
Laughter ensued and whatever ice remained within that steamy New Orleans venue was broken instantly. Then the sorcery that Gilbreath works so well began to swirl about the room in a haze of colored can lights.
Allan discussed the availability of writers’ conferences for ‘everything on the planet’ from romance to how-to books.Per Gilbreath, “I’m not sure that’s writing. That’s teaching you how to type eloquently. Let’s face it. Genre is last.”
Then he turned it around, with, “Geek is chic. I love that right now.”
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I am so honored to have spent a phenomenal weekend at the New Orleans Genre Writers Conference in the company of good friends old and new who are dreamers of the fantastic. Thank you one and all, The Rob Cerio, Alexis Tucker, Pauline Blacker Grigsby, Kimberly Richardson, Jen Mulvihill, Michelle Brundage Weston, HDavid Blalock, Jason Fedora, Laura Wood, Kalila Smith,Sue Quiroz, Alys Arden, Debbie Soileau, Emily Bufford, Kirsten M. Corby,Marie Beau, Dionne Cherie Ballon and everyone else who attended and participated. I hope you all had a wonderful experience and I hope to see you all again soon 🙂
Professor Allan Gilbreath, or ‘Allan’, as he prefers to be called, has received a king’s ransom of combined Darrel Awards, other awards, and honors. This celebrated author of the “Galen” vampire novels is a featured guest of Undead Con 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center, 1001 S. Peters St. in New Orleans
*Welcome to the New Orleans Genre Writers Conference, a conference specifically designed for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror writers. Come join us for 3 exciting days of learning and networking with writers, publishers and editors from within the genre! For generations, the city of New Orleans has inspired some of the greatest fiction on the planet. Gain new inspiration for your fiction walking the streets that inspired some of the literary world’s greatest characters, settings, and monsters!
I will be there with amazing people like Kalila Smith, Trisha Baker, Rob Cerio, Jen Mulvihill, Kimberly Richardson, H David Blalock — Writer, and many more!