Wow…I can’t believe it’s almost time for Star Wars Celebration!
I’ve gotten to know the Anaheim Convention Center pretty well over the last few years, thanks to it being the regular site of Blizzcon. It will be cool to be there with my Star Wars author hat on. I’m very excited about “Dark Disciple,” which comes out on July 7, and I’m told there will be lots of announcements at the convention!
I love cons because it’s a chance to meet my readers and personally thank you for your support of my work. Bear in mind that I’m on a schedule of interviews and meetings that aren’t listed here, and I also need to make sure I’m properly fed and watered! So if I say “I’m so sorry, I can’t stop to chat now,” that’s why, and I hope you forgive me. Otherwise, feel free to come up and say hello. I’d love to meet you.
Here’s where you can find me!
DISCLAIMER: Yes, I know that the listings for April 16 and April 17 have insufficient spaces between them. I can’t seem to change that. >< Darn technology…
Thursday, April 16:
Del Rey Booth
Del Rey Booth
Saturday, April 18:
PANEL: Star Wars at Del Rey
Other Panelists: John Jackson Miller, Jim Luceno, Shelly Shapiro, Jen Heddle
PANEL: Aaron Allston Tribute
Other Panelists: Shelly Shapiro and Bryan Young
Aaron Allston was one of Star Wars’ most iconic authors. His X-Wing, Fate of the Jedi and Legacy of the Force novels are some of the most beloved Star Wars books ever published. Please join us in paying tribute to Aaron by discussing his impact and legacy on Star Wars publishing (13 novels plus short stories). Editor Shelly Shapiro, along with author Christie Golden will offer insights into working with the author, share funny stories from their time together, and elaborate on his amazing creative ability. We will also focus on the impact Aaron had on the fans themselves, with a discussion led by Bryan Young from Big Shiny Robot.
Del Rey Booth
PANEL: What Princess Leia Means to Me
Star Wars Fan Stage – 303ABCD
Moderator: Jennifer Heddle
Panelists: Rayne Roberts (Lucasfilm creative executive), Catherine Taber (Clone Wars actress), Cat Staggs
and Katie Cook (artists)
Princess Leia Organa was a revolutionary female character who instantly become a science fiction icon. Many a young girl growing up in the 70s and 80s clung to her as a rare example in cinema of a woman who could hold her own with the men around her. Over thirty years later, she is still one of the most iconic and beloved female characters in movie history, inspiring women and girls of all ages. Her forthcoming appearance in The Force Awakens is a momentous occasion for her many fans. Panelists will discuss what Leia meant and still means to them as women and as science fiction fans, and share how that inspiration has affected their lives and careers. Moderated by Jennifer Heddle, Sr. Editor, Lucasfilm, panelists will include author Christie Golden, Lucasfilm creative executive Rayne Roberts, and artist Cat Staggs, among others. Moderated by Jennifer Heddle, Sr. Editor, Lucasfilm, panelists will include Clone Wars actress Catherine Taber, author Christie Golden, artists Katie Cook and Cat Staggs, and Lucasfilm creative executive Rayne Roberts.
Star Wars University / Writing Workshop
“Things I Hate But Learned How To Do—And So Can You!”