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What I learned at Comic Con

Comic Con 2010 - Saturday July 24th


I attended Comic Con in San Diego this past weekend. To me, the vampire couldn’t be ignored, especially since I attended the “Popularity of Vampire Literature’ panel, an all-star collection of authors I admire. Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Series), Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires), Heather Brewer (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod), Christopher Farnsworth (Blood Oath: The President’s Vampire), Chris Marie Green (The Vampire Babylon Series), and Jeanne C. Stein (the Anna Strong Series).

I really appreciated their candor about the future of publishing and their personal stories in getting published. The room was packed with goblins, superheroes and yes, vampires. As the teenage girl next to me kept repeating “OMG OMG OMG!’ in fan worship, it hit me how much authors have to step outside of their comfort zone. Writing is a solitary craft, but in today’s publishing world, authors not only have to write, they have to promote their work in the public eye. A great lesson to take away from these successful authors.

After the panel, I went over to the Community panel to see Chevy Chase and my new favorite actress Alison Brie. Comic Con – I plan to be back next year!

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