Leanna's DragonCon schedule!
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
And now: DragonCon panels!
I'm doing a lot this year as usual, please note the Sideshow on Friday and my reading on Sunday are the best places
to get books signed and buy new ones! I'll have copies of the new Strangely Beautiful, The Eterna Files, my new Eterna and Omega, some of my medals and jewelry and Pandora's Pets! See you there!
Leanna Renee Hieber
Title: Alternate History YA Author Roundtable
Description: Alternate History authors gather for a roundtable discussion on the challenges around writing
Alternate History YA with regard to knowing your audience, world building, and the delicate balance of historic treatments of age, race, and gender, alongside good storytelling.
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: 204 J - Mart2 (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Eric R. Asher, A. J. Hartley, Leanna Renee
Title: Back in Time: Historical Urban Fantasy
Description: Our panelists explore supernatural beings and magic occurring in historical real-world
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Clay and Susan Griffith,
David B. Coe, Cherie Priest, Leanna Renee Hieber, James R. Tuck)
Title: Penny Dreadful Fan Panel
Description: Penny Dreadful has ended its run after three seasons. So, what did we think of the series as a whole?
Do we feel it was a successful finale?
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michelle Belanger, James A. Moore, Cherie
Priest, Catherine M. Scully, Leanna Renee Hieber)
Title: Princess Alethea's Traveling Sideshow
Description: Join this motley band of talented (and costumed) authors for an entertaining hour of readings, musical
numbers, and more. Swag for the first 40!
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, E.C.
Myers, Gray Rinehart, Mari Mancusi, S. J. Tucker)
Title: Spiritualism and the Occult in Victorian Times
Description: While the Victorian era was a time of great technological advancement, many prominent citizens
including Queen Victoria had a fascination with the occult. Come hear our panelists discuss spiritualism, seances, and the beginnings of serious scientific investigation into otherworldly
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: 204 J - Mart2 (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Kathryn Hinds, Catherine
Title: Writing for the Young Adult Market
Description: Since Harry Potter exploded on the young adult book scene, the market itself is on fire. How do
writers take advantage of this challenging and lucrative market?
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Mari Mancusi, Catherine M.
Scully, Lou Anders, Eric R. Asher, Lindsay Cummings)
Title: Phantom of the Opera: Music, Masks, and Madness
Description: The legacy of Gaston Leroux’s immortal novel and its many adaptations.
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Chastain I - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: L. Andrew Cooper, John L. Flynn, Leanna Renee
Hieber, Corvis Nocturnum)
Title: Living with the Dead: Ghosts, Spirits & Necromancers in UF
Description: Our panel explores ghosts, spirits and those who communicate with them.
Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Eric R. Asher, Leanna Renee Hieber, Myke Cole,
Jonathan L Howard, David B. Coe, E.J. Stevens)
Title: Genre-Bending--Making it Work for You
Description: Great ideas sometimes splatter across genre divisions. How can it work to your benefit? How can you
turn that great idea into a great novel?
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Lee Martindale, Lois H. Gresh, Leanna Renee
Hieber, Richard Kadrey)
Title: Bride of Dreadpunk
Description: In 2015, some fans of Victorian Horror screwed around for an hour. One year later, we grapple with the
question: what the hell is dreadpunk?
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Cherie Priest, Jonathan L
Title: The Dark Side of Alternate History
Description: One of the enduring tropes of steampunk is its unflagging optimism. Yet many alternate histories and
historical fantasies have darker views of events. Steampunk zombies, alternate apocalypses and intrigue abound, and this panel explores what happens when optimism gives way to a darker
Time: Mon 11:30 am Location: 204 J - Mart2 (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael J. Martinez, Chandra Free, Leanna Renee
Hieber, James R. Tuck)
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Happy Book Birthday to my latest Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy ETERNA AND OMEGA, now available from Tor!
(Tue, 09 Aug 2016)
Happy Book Birthday to Eterna and Omega, the exciting follow up to
The Eterna Files, a gritty, Gothic, Gaslamp fantasy set in 1882 New York and London as two paranormal investigative teams are pitted against each other
by a dark force and must begin to work together for the sake of their cities.
Kirkus Reviews has named Eterna and Omega an August release not to
miss! Now available wherever books are sold, in digital and hardcover! Signed copies are available at WORD in Brooklyn!
I also signed copies for the Barnes & Noble Oglethorpe / Savannah, GA store!
Events: There’s a launch event, reading and signing tonight at Barnes & Noble West Chester, Ohio at 7pm! If
you’re a Cincinnati local and can’t make it tonight, signed copies will be available. In NYC, another incredible event, reading, ghost-tour and fashion presentation (come in your gothic /
steampunk best for a costume contest) at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan, August 11that 7pm!
Tickets $15 at door, proceeds go to the Mansion’s ongoing restoration fund and includes wine, soda, food and other perks!
If you missed my FREE Eterna prequel novella “The Spark”, it’s here via the Tor
/ Forge Blog, no download necessary, just click! It’s a great way to get into the series and hook your friends!
Again, your support of my latest series from Tor is so very important to me, first week sales are really critical to the survival of a series and please tell
your friends! Get involved by writing a review, let me know your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter and as always, thank you so much and Happy Haunting!
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