Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Fantasci 5--Convention in Chesapeake, Virginia July 29th

Well, less than three weeks to go to Fantasci 5 in Chesapeake, Virginia. That's a one-day convention I'll be a guest at, held by the Chesapeake Central Library, always in July. This year it's July 29th, as Trini-con is the weekend before. The website is
I'll be doing two panels besides signings there. One is a costuming workshop with my husband in the morning at 9AM to 10AM and at 2:15PM to 3:15PM I'll be doing an author panel with horror author, Elizabeth Blue ( ) called Modern Horror Literature: Stepchild of Poe, Shelley and Lovecraft? I'll have to get some ideas up for Elizabeth and me to discuss. I will be doing a free giveawy contest--you enter your name in a chance to win a basket of goodies, that includes a pdf copy of my erotic fantasy, Wedded Magic on a CD. I will draw the winner at the 2:15PM panel, so you must be present to win. And with a lot of great panels, a costume contest, tables of fan groups and authors and more, plus I heard a Star Wars type cantina selling food and drink by costumers in Star Wars costumes why not stay until 5PM?
Here's the schedule below, plus website links of participants:

James Blanton, Librarian IIChesapeake Central Library (757) 382-6591 or email .
FANTASCI Sci-Fi/Fantasy FestivalFANTASCI V - Revenge of FANTASCI Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Prepare for an experience that is out of this world as the Chesapeake Public Library, 298 Cedar Road, hosts the fifth annual FantaSci science-fiction/fantasy festival. Taking place on Saturday, July 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the event will include a variety of activities including film screenings, writing workshops, author appearances, costume and art contests, and much more. Additionally, there will be local fan clubs and dealers in comics and collectibles. The schedule of programming events is as follows:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fantasy Costuming Tips & Tricks Pamela Kinney -
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Are Comics & Graphic Novels Taking Over the Big Screen?Presented by: Richard C. White (Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, Ultimate Hulk Anthology) Mark Coale (Odessa Steps Magazine)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Podcasting 101Presented by: Tee Morris (Podcasting for Dummies) Bryan Prindiville (Bassetville)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dr. Who: The Next GenerationPresented by: John Kenneth Muir (A Critical History of Dr. Who on Television)
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Underworld or Overdone? Trends in Modern Vampire Films Presented by: Tony Ruggiero (Team of Darkness), Mark Coale, & Michael Sean McGowan (The Shadowlands)
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Costume Contest
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Writing Sci-Fi/Fantasy Franchise Tie-InsPresented by: Richard C. White (Ultimate Hulk Anthology, Gauntlet: Dark Legacy) Niall Wilson (Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis), & Stephen Mark Rainey (Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark)
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
The Art of Lightsaber DuelingPresented by: Jedi Fighting Arts Association
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Modern Horror Literature: Stepchild of Poe, Shelley and Lovecraft?Presented by: Pamela K. Kinney (Beyond the Four Walls and Crimson Promise (under Sapphire Phelan)) Elizabeth Blue (Drown In Fear)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Fall of Anakin Skywalker as a Parable for Modern Teens Presented by: Rick Baer (Tidewater Alliance)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fantasy Art on a Budget Presented by: Scott Rorie
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
This Isn't My Battlestar Galactica!Presented by: John Kenneth Muir (An Analytical Guide to Television’s Battlestar Galactica), Tee Morris (Legacy of Morevi), Tony Mercer & Chris Johnson (Resident Superfans)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Klingon Wedding CeremonyPresented by: IKV Bat’leth
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Animation WorkshopPresented by: Elizabeth Pasieczny
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Open Mic'rs - Hampton Roads Film Premiere Hosted by: Director Gary Wood
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
John Kenneth Muir's The House Between - Premiere ScreeningPremiere footage of award-winning author John Kenneth Muir’s new sci-fi television project The House Between. A panel discussion with John Kenneth Muir and the cast and crew will follow the screening.
10:30 PM - Dawn
Fantasmo Cult Cinema All-Night Movie MarathonDoors will be locked at 11:00 p.m., so don’t be late!
FantaSci Guest Websites
Dr. Madblood -
Tony Ruggiero -
Richard C. White -
Mark Coale -
Tee Morris -
Bryan Prindiville -
Pamela K. Kinney -
John Kenneth Muir -
Michael Sean McGowan -
David Niall Wilson -
Stephen Mark Rainey -
Gary Wood -
Elizabeth Blue -
Tidewater Alliance -
IKV Bat'leth -
U.S.S. Jamestown -
Great Bridge Anime Club -
Hampton Roads Lego User Group -
All programs are free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to participate in any program offered by the Chesapeake Public Library system.
Come out and visit with me, and enjoy the convention! This the library's fifth year doing this--something wonderful that they are doing and will,continue to.


Shelli Stevens said...

Hey Pamela, cool pic! I'm glad you visited my blog :)

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