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Thoughts on FanX 2016

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(Photo Courtesy of Scott Taylor)

I love going to these conventions, and find that I grow more and more with each one that I have the honor and privilege to participate in as a guest on panels and as a vendor. For all those who came to the panels on “Real Science in Sci-Fi Literature and Film” and “Science in the Universe of H.P. Lovecraft,” whether you were drawn to listen to me, or to the other wonderful panelists you knew, or to the subject matter, thank you for your interest and enthusiasm. I hope you gleaned some worthwhile information from the discussions, and that you had a good experience at FanX overall.

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(Photo courtesy of Kelly Olsen, realtor for Keller Williams and the amazing sponsor of our booth)

To my fellow Xchyler-published author family, and the many authors I know and got to know at this convention, thank you for your friendship, understanding, and inclusiveness. I love seeing and collaborating with you at these events, and look forward to more encounters in the future.

I didn’t take many pictures this time, but there were some very cool costumes. (To keep a promise, here is a shout out to Saori Cosplay for letting me take a picture with them in their incredible Alien costumes featured below).

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You can see more of my convention photos on my Facebook author page under the “#FANX16 Album”: http://bit.ly/1qawSrb.

March Updates: SLCC FanXperience Schedule & Redneck Eldritch Anthology

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be on two awesome panels for Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience, taking place March 24-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. If you’re going to this amazing fan event, please do come listen to me, and to other authors and artists, as we discuss the Real Science in Science Fiction and the Universe of H.P. Lovecraft! The more people we have attending our panels, the more inclined event orchestrators will be to bring back these topics–and us contributors–again next year. So join us! And if you come to my panels, I might just bring some squishy foam brains to toss out that shamelessly plug my author blog. More on that later…

Here is my schedule!

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  • Thursday, March 24 — 5:00 PM: Real Science in Sci-Fi Literature and Film (Room 255F)
    Charlie Pulsipher, Sarah E. Seeley, John Steiner, Eric Swedin, Howard Tayler

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  • Saturday, March 26 — 8:00 PM: “Not Meant to Voyage Far”: Sceince in the Universe of H.P. Lovecraft (Room 255B)
    Nathan Croft, Sean Hoade, Sarah E. Seeley, Nathan Shumate, Eric Swedin, David J. West

Isn’t the shout-out artwork for these panels gorgeous? I’m so excited! And I will be selling books all three days at the Xchyler Publishing booth (Booth#ToBeDetermined in the vendors room). You can find more info by visiting saltlakecomiccon.com or browsing the panels here: http://saltlakecomiccon.com/fanx-2016-schedule/. I also keep my schedules for various events under my Events tab.

Oh, yes, and I mentioned squishy brains… Come to my panels, and the Xchyler Publishing booth, and I may give you a little souvenir that will look something like this (haven’t quite decided on the final design yet) (Now showing the updated design). I’ll even sign it for you, if you’d like–no purchase necessary! If you’re not into brains, no worries–I will also have a variety of bookmarks that shamelessly plug my fiction available for you to take at your leisure. :-)

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Redneck Eldrtich News

In honor of the forthcoming Redneck Eldritch anthology, a collection of Lovecraftian horror novelettes and shorts set in abandoned mines, small towns, weird trucks, creepy outhouses, and questionable swimming holes, Cold Fusion Media will be releasing story “sneak peeks” on their blog once a week until the collection comes out. You can check out the first sampler, “A Hole in the World” by Ian Welke, here: http://coldfusionmedia.us/redneck-eldritch-sneak-peek-a-hole-in-the-world-by-ian-welke/.

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(“Signal Boost is Appreciated” Cover Concept Art by Carter Reid)

The anthology is expected to come out in time for the World Horror Convention at the end of April. My story, “Mine of the Damned Gods,” is a [Lovecraftian-redneck] retelling of Oedipus Rex that will appear in this collection alongside stories by several fine authors, including D.J. Butler, Garrett Calcaterra, Jaleta Clegg, Robert J. Defendi, Steve Diamond, David Dunwoody, Eric Jepson, Robert Masterson, Nathan Shumate (our collaborator), Scott William Taylor, Brad R. Torgersen, David J. West, SM Williams, and more. (I’ll let you know if a sample of my story is selected to go up on the Cold Fusion Media site so you can go check it out).

Thank you to all my friends and followers who keep up with me here on my blog and my social media accounts. Your support means the world to me, and I’m off to a very exciting start this year.

Sarah E. Seeley is a fantasy and horror author, and an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association. She has a bachelor’s degree in geology and loves exploring the science of human origins.

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