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Writers from Wonder Con 2015

I had a very limited budget for WonderCon this year (as in, gas and food), and in a way, that caused me to spend more time looking at the art and not just at stuff to buy.

Here is part 1 of my WonderCon adventures: the writers who I want to read soon (* designates for children as well).

If I found them on Twitter, I added to a List: Artists I Really Dig

Each title links to their main website.

 

Llyn Hunter’s Place (Bobcat Publishing)

*specifically for A Little Book of Monsters and A Little Book of Magical Beings

 

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I liked the artist so much, that I took a photo of her postcard to ensure I didn’t lose it.

M.F.K Comic by* Nilah Magruder

In the country of Rojardin, super-powered psychics are given a choice:

  • Use their powers to serve the government,
  • Become lawless rogues, or
  • Renounce their abilities and live as normal citizens.

Abbie is trying to do the latter, she’s not exactly subtle.

 

*Under the Cottonwood Tree: El Susto de la Curandera

A New Mexican folktale graphic novel

 

Knightingail a fantasy-adventure comic book

 

*Monster Elementary

an all ages, comedy adventure graphic novel

When the FBI closes Desmodus, Lukos, Francesca, Rags and Gilda’s monsters-only school, they are forced by their parents to attend a public school to continue their education.  Now, they must try to fool their classmates and faculty all while navigating the horrors of growing up!

 

Sombulus by C. Major

humorous fantasy adventure in the spirit of Discworld and style of a shounen manga

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*Little Vampires by Rebecca Hicks

Adorable webcomic

Zombie Ranch by Dawn Wolf & Clint Wolf

A Tale of a Weird New West; webcomic that updates every Wednesday

Dream Walker by Jenni Gregory

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They ran out of cards by Sunday, so I only got a photo: Karen Brinson is a dreamwalker, moving effortlessly through the dreamscapes of family, friends, and even total strangers. No secret is safe, no subconscious thought can be hidden from her. (Click photo for link)

Indie YA fantasy fiction: Spera

Spera, Volume 1Spera, Volume 1 by Josh Tierney

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I bought this book on a whim at Wondercon last year, and am very glad the saleperson convinced me that two volumes were a better deal than one. A series of adventure stories with two princesses (one of whom is a pretty great warrior), fire spirit and eventually a pirate cat, each chapter is illustrated by someone different. Besides making every turn of the page a new adventure of its own, this caused me to continue looking at the characters in literally a new way. It’s almost like you can really see them changing because of their journey.

Volume 2 already sits by my bedside.

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Epic Weekend of Wonder

Let’s see if I can possibly give you the vibe of this weekend in photos. Details on each event below.

FRIDAY

Deb & Jay at 24th ST Theatre asked me to take part in their KPFK interview about "Walking the Tightrope"

Deb & Jay at 24th ST Theatre asked me to take part in their KPFK interview about “Walking the Tightrope”

After KPFK, I jetted off to Wondercon! Tickets courtesy of my fabulous Wedb Series Watch co-hort Patty Jean Robinson. Click image for more coverage as we post.

After KPFK, I jetted off to Wondercon! Tickets courtesy of my fabulous Web Series Watch co-hort Patty Jean Robinson. Click image for more coverage as we post.

SATURDAY

Everyone staring at their devices is a great sign when you run a Twitter workshop! More on this soon & click image for upcoming classes.

Everyone staring at their devices is a great sign when you run a Twitter workshop! More on this soon & click image for upcoming classes.

Had to stop into 24th ST Theatre to say hi between shows & see some friends. (Photo by Lindsay of Expressing Motherhood).

Had to stop into 24th ST Theatre to say hi between shows & see some friends. (Photo by Lindsay of Expressing Motherhood).

I came home to my husband hosting Tabletop Day with many friends. I won Zombie Dice! Makes sense, since I felt like a zombie on Saturday night.

I came home to my husband hosting Tabletop Day with many friends. I won Zombie Dice! Makes sense, since I felt like a zombie by Saturday night.

SUNDAY

Back to Wondercon: This attendee told creators of Husbands the Series that their work inspired her to create her own transgender superhero.

Back to Wondercon: This attendee told creators of Husbands the Series that their work inspired her to create her own transgender superhero.

...And here is my post-Con to-do list. Look for reviews & write-ups on Web Series Watch & The Comics Observer.

…And here is my post-Con to-do list. Look for reviews & write-ups on Web Series Watch & The Comics Observer.

I learned so much from friends, old and new, this weekend. Everyone’s creativity and drive inspires me to better my own work.

Thank you. 

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