Coming to Worldcon 2019 in Dublin, Ireland? Me too! I’m happy to talk to peeps and sign things any time so if you see me wandering around, say hi! But I’ll also be on a couple panels and doing a Kaffeeklatsch where you can come ask me whatever and hang out.
Here’s where to find me:
Romancing the undead
15 Aug 2019, Thursday 11:00 – 11:50, Liffey Room-2 (CCD)
Vampires have long been the undead creatures of choice for paranormal romance, but how about other things that go ‘bump’ in the night? What has led to the popularity of vampires over other undead creatures?
Chelsea Mueller (M), Annie Bellet, Maquel A. Jacob, PRK
Kaffeeklatsch: Annie Bellet
15 Aug 2019, Thursday 15:00 – 15:50, Level 3 Foyer (KK/LB) (CCD)
The Vikings are coming!
16 Aug 2019, Friday 13:30 – 14:20, Odeon 2 (Point Square Dublin)
Many novels use Viking elements, whether they are retelling myths or basing their society on Norse history. What common tropes appear in Norse fantasy? Is there a conflict between the popular image of the fierce marauder and the historical realities of the period? Does there need to be a factual basis for Viking stories, or are the tropes so strong that historical accuracy would seem somehow ‘less Viking’?
Dr Stephan Grundy, Kari Sperring, Emil Hjörvar Petersen (M), Annie Bellet