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Hello, all! It's that time of year again: Where a bunch of Science Fiction and Fantasy nerds converge on downtown Atlanta, GA, for 5 days of reveling in what they love with people they call family...not by blood, but by what drives them. It's called DRAGON CON and today I fly from Albuquerque, NM, to go be with my people...and see all my amazing friends.

While reveling in the joy of what is Dragon Con, I will also be on panels talking about writing and other fun take a look below and if you're going to be at Dragon Con 2017, you can find me either at the Westin bar in the evenings OR on one of these panels. You have TEN chances to hear me ramble...please come do so!

NOTE: One of them has me reading from the highly anticipated Curse of Billy the Kid...don't miss it!

Panels for Tamsin L. Silver

Title: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (YA Track)

Time: Fri 01:00pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

Description: Let’s talk about the newest J.K. Rowling movie! The things we loved, things we hated…and what do we hope to learn moving forward? (Kid Friendly) Panelists: Eric R. Asher, Casey Fiesler, Hanako Ricks, and Tamsin Silver.

Title: The Overlooked: Under-Represented Heroes & Heroines of the Wild West

(Alternate History Track) Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Augusta - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour) Description: The settlers of the Wild West weren't just white male cowboys--they were also women & foreigners from Asia, Africa, Mexico, & the Native Americans who were there originally. Our experts discuss these heroes & heroines of the West who have been overlooked by history and historic fiction. Panelists: Margaret S. McGraw, Misty Massey, Tamsin Silver, Delilah Dawson, & Faith Hunter.

Title: Two Sides of the Same Coin: Angels & Demons in Urban Fantasy Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Description: Representations of angels & demons vary widely within folklore, religion, & literature. Our panelists will discuss how depictions often focus on their similarities as well as their differences. Panelists: Linda Robertson, John Hartness, Faith Hunter, Tamsin Silver, James Hunter, & Jennifer St. Giles.

Title: You Are All Here Because of Me: Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Genre Television Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Description: Gaining both critical & popular acclaim when it first aired 20 years ago, Buffy the Vampire Slayer built a loyal & dedicated fan base. One enduring legacy of the influential series has been setting the stage for other supernatural shows. Panelists: Kevin Bachelder, Fr. Bryan Small, Tamsin Silver, & Samantha Sommersby.

Title: An Hour with Linda Robertson (READING)

Time: Sat 04:00pm Location: Marietta - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Description: Come hear Linda and fellow author friends of hers read from their most recent works…including some that have yet to be released! Panelists/Readers: Lynda Robertson, Tamsin Silver, Joelle Reizes, Chris Jackson, and possibly more!

***Edited by T. Silver to add: I will be reading from Mettilwynd (from Faith Hunter’s Rogue Mage Anthology) AND from some NEW CONTENT: The Curse of Billy the Kid (the novel version of the short, The Curse of Scathach. Novel not yet available.)

Title: Shadowhunters, Downworlders, and Mundanes, Oh My! (YA Track)

Time: Sat 08:30pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

Description: Cassandra Clare’s bestselling Shadowhunters books hae inspired a film and TV Series, and they’re still delighting readers. Let’s discuss this magical world! Panelists: Steve Berman, Bonnie Kunzel, Melissa Pichetto, and Tamsin Silver.

Title: Sex, Race, & Gender in Alternate History (Alternate History Track) Time: Sat 11:30 pm Location: Athens - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour) Description: All expressions of gender, race, & sexuality are represented in Steampunk culture & Alternate History in general. This discussion panel talks about how the intersection of sex, gender, race, & lifestyle is handled in our fiction, fashion, & cultural lives. NOTE: Mature audience. Panelists: Tony A Ballard-Smoot, Misty Massey, Tamsin Silver, & Delilah Dawson.

Title: The Dark Side of Alternate History (Alternate History Track) Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Athens - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour) Description: One of the enduring tropes of Steampunk is its unflagging optimism. Yet many alternate histories & historical fantasies have darker views of events. Steampunk zombies, alternate apocalypses, & intrigue abound. This panel explores what happens when optimism gives way to a darker reality. Panelists: Misty Massey, Tamsin Silver, Clay and Susan Griffith, & Mark Zoran.

Title: The Growing World of Harry Potter (YA Track)

Time: 02:30:pm Location: A601-602 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

Description: With the release of Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts, and new information on Pottermore, we’re getting so much more of the Harry Potter world! What are your thoughts on new canon? Panelists: Catherine M. Scully, Hanako Ricks, Jenn Clack, Lydia Watson, Michelle Osgood, and Tamsin Silver.

Title: Author Roundtable: Tales of the Wild & Weird West! (Alternate History Track) Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Augusta - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour) Description: The West wasn't there to be won--it is a place where the weird & wondrous worlds of speculative fiction play. These authors discuss the Weird West genre--its tropes, definitions, rules, & and how to break them. Panelists: Kathleen Hinds, Tamsin Silver, David Boop, Misty Massey, & John Hartness.

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