Fictitious Speaker Panels at Emerald City Comic Con 2019
News & Events // Wednesday, February 20, 2019
ECCC is one of our absolute favorite conventions (in one of our favorite cities). It's a jam-packed 4-day show full of amazing programming, guests, and one of the best literary/author sections of any comic convention.
Adron will be moderating two panels at the show, including the fan favorite "10 Points to Slytherin", and our brand new discussion, "Story Unlimited". Check out all the info about the panels and our fantastic guest speakers below!
Story Unlimited: Using Non-Traditional Methods & Media to Tell YOUR Story
Thursday, March 14th | 2:45pm—3:45pm | Room WSCC 603
Do you have a story to tell, but struggle writing that traditional novel, comic, or screenplay? Modern media presents you with extraordinary new options to tell your tale and win an audience. Whether it's a podcast, video series, webcomic, RPG, chat & text story, indie game, serialized mobile fiction, mystery subscription, or something completely new, your potential fans are waiting! And why limit yourself to just one platform? Fictitious podcast host Adron Buske talks with a panel of creators and industry professionals about the evolving world of multimedia entertainment – and how you can break in with your own stories.
- David Accampo – comics writer, Lost Angels and The Margins; co-creator, Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery podcast
- Gwenda Bond – author, Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds; co-writer, Dead Air podcast
- Rob Hart – author, Ash McKenna series; publisher, MysteriousPress.com
- Brian McClellan – author, Powder Mage trilogy; creator, Powder Mage RPG
10 Points to Slytherin: Why Good Fans Love Evil Characters
Friday, March 15th | 1:45pm—2:45pm | Room TCC L3-R4
Get in touch with your Dark Side! Forget the boring heroes - fandom loves its villains. Loki, Harley Quinn, Darth Vader - with their fascinating backstories, dangerous aesthetics, and devil-may-care attitudes, it's easy to see why many fans self-identify with the bad guys. But what does it say when you proudly claim allegiance to Slytherin House, the 501st, or Hydra? This panel - moderated by Fictitious podcast host Adron Buske - will explore fan fascination with fictional antagonists.
David Accampo is a writer and designer living in Portland, Oregon. He co-created the comics series Lost Angels (Comicker Press) and The Margins (Fanbase Press), as well as the award-winning podcast audio drama, Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery. A graduate of the DC Talent Development Workshop, David has written both comics and short prose fiction for several publishers. He's also recently begun a stint as a freelance writer for interactive mobile games.
Gwenda Bond is the author of many books, primarily for children and young adults. Her novels include the Lois Lane and Cirque American series, and Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds, a prequel story to the hit Netflix series. She and her husband, Christopher Rowe, also co-write a middle grade series, the Supernormal Sleuthing Service. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Salon, and many other publications.
Jaimie Cordero is the CEO / Artistic Director of Espionage Cosmetics, an all nerd, woman-owned business based in Tacoma, Washington, creating make-up for nerds, by nerds. Founded in 2011, the company has seen enormous growth in the niche nerd market. Espionage Cosmetics has expanded from a living-room operation to a Tacoma-based studio space with 8 full-time employees, several part-timers and an army of interns. Her business card says Glitter Jedi.
Delilah S. Dawson
Delilah S. Dawson is the co-author of Kill The Farm Boy with Kevin Hearne, as well as the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: Phasma, Hit, Servants of the Storm, the Blud series, Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, a variety of short stories and comics, and Wake of Vultures (written as Lila Bowen). She lives in Florida with her family.
Photo credit: Jim C. Hines.
Rob Hart is the publisher at MysteriousPress.com and the class director at LitReactor. Previously, he has been a political reporter, the communications director for a politician, and a commissioner for the city of New York. He is the author of the Ash McKenna series at Polis Books and the coauthor of Scott Free, with James Patterson. He lives in Staten Island with his wife and daughter.
April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, Stolen and most recently The Lonely Dead. She lives in Oregon.
Brian McClellan is an American epic fantasy author known for his acclaimed Powder Mage Universe and essays on the life and business of being a writer. Brian's novels include the Powder Mage Trilogy (Promise of Blood, The Crimson Campaign, and The Autumn Republic), Gods of Blood and Powder (Sins of Empire, Wrath of Empire, and Blood of Empire), and Valkyrie Collections (Uncanny Collateral).
Sam Sykes is the author of the acclaimed Bring Down Heaven Trilogy (The City Stained Red, The Mortal Tally, God's Last Breath), and the The Affinity for Steel Trilogy (Tome of the Undergates, Black Halo, The Skybound Sea). His latest novel is the upcoming Seven Blades in Black from Orbit Books. He lives in Arizona.
Adron Buske is the host of the Fictitious podcast. He is a frequent speaker at pop culture conventions around the country, discussing storytelling and careers in genre entertainment. A media professional since 2001, he has worn many career hats, including: creative director, corporate executive, video producer, graphic designer, web developer, fashion photographer, performing musician, and comic creator.