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Come and find me… October 20, 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2016 plans, appearances, author chat, Best laid plans, Best planned lays, Chessiecon, conventions, public displays of geekery, Reading, Writer on the Go!.
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At Chessiecon!

I’ll be one of the writers guests at Chessiecon from November 25th to the 27th (yes, Thanksgiving weekend). In addition to hanging out and seeing people I haven’t seen in FAR too long, I’ll be on these panels:

Friday:

5:30PM — The Other Side of Over the Top: Writing Your Turkey Award Entry
Previous winners and judges give advice on how to make your bad writing the best kind of bad it can be. The deadline for entries is 9pm, so you still have time to write yours after the panel, or you can start planning for next year!

8:00 PM — Writing Outside the Lines
Writers live with a cast of thousands inside their heads, all vying to come out and play on the page. The dilemma comes when the writer must write a character outside their experience — be it race, gender identity or sexual orientation. How does a writer accurately portray a character with whom they can’t fully identify? Join us for a discussion of writing outside of your identity — how do you do it? What kind of research is required? Should it even be done?

9:15PM — Slash: The Card Game
Slash: Romance Without Boundaries is a game all about matching romantic partners from across the canons of pop culture, literature and history. Our panelists pick their favorite characters and pitch their love stories to a matchmaker in search of the ultimate One True Pairing.

10:30PM — Reading
Elizabeth will be reading “Layover”. Vampires exist, their ritualized society and strict laws allowing them to live peacefully alongside mortal men, feeding on the blood of those who chose to enter vampire service as bond-slaves. The ignorant believed that vampires were savages, that they would half-murder their bond-slaves with their brutality. Daniel, bond-slave to the vampire Itami Hiro, knows better. ADULT CONTENT

Saturday:

1:45PM — Turkey Awards Panel
Writers were asked to send in the best terrible paragraph they could write, as the beginning of the best terrible science fiction novel you (n)ever read. Finalist entries will be presented, and judged with humor and harshness. The panelists will decide who gets this year’s dubious prizes!

4:15PM — It’s Awesome, Well-Written, and Groundbreaking…But Do You Like It?
Sometimes the greatest thing since sliced bread isn’t your cup of tea. How do you handle it when everyone around you is singing the praises of something that just didn’t click for you? Is it OK to dislike something even if it’s changing the world? Can you appreciate it for what it tried to do even if it didn’t do it for you? Are there ways to still usefully participate in the conversation?

6:45PM — Group Book / Art / CD Signing
Authors, artists, and musicians gather in one room for signing/book-selling/chatting with fans.

10:30PM — Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About (Writing) Sex
We discuss the how-tos, the pitfalls, the throbbing purple prose to avoid.

Sunday

1:45PM — Stupendous Bollocks
Our host asks obscure questions which exist not as much to be answered as to encourage panelists to tell us what they know (or what they can make up) about the subject. Points are awarded for interesting answers, regardless of their correctness or relevance to the original topic.

Larry Smith will have some of my books in the dealers room (which ones, I’m not entirely sure — House of Sable Locks and Counsel of the Wicked, definitely. Possibly both Tales from the Arena books, in the soon-to-be-retired self-published versions. Anything else depends on forces outside my control.)

 

 

Oasis Schedule!!! April 13, 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in appearances, conventions, Oasis, promotions, public displays of geekery.
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I know. I know. I’ve been under a rock. No posting since January? Bad writer!

To be honest, though, I’ve been BUSY! Homeschooling the Wonderkid is a full time job, and that’s added on to the full time job that is writing. Burden of Truth is in for edits now, and Sins of the Father is underway and is about a third done. (I’ll go update the word count in a minute.)

AND…. I have a convention in a week and a half! So, if you’re coming to see me at Oasis, here’s where you can find me. I won’t have a table, so I’ll be in and out and around the con-space. (I may not have a table, but my books will. You’ll find copies at Kathmandu Books in the dealers room!)

My panels are:

Friday 8:00PM — Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! (Waterford B)
(I’ll be doing my best Carl Kasell impersonation.)

Saturday 11:00AM — Today’s Captain Janeways! (Waterford A)

Saturday 9:00 PM — All You Need to Know About Sex (Waterford B)

Sunday 10:00 AM — Fantasy (Waterford A)

You can get descriptions for the panels here, and register for the con while you’re at it!

(And yes, for those of you who were at SF:SE, the cutest kid in the universe will be with me, at least on Friday and Saturday during the day.)

 

 

 

 

Author on the move! January 22, 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2016 plans, appearances, conventions, Good news, KermitArms, Oasis.
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Announcement time:

I have been invited to be an author guest at Oasis, here in Orlando! This will be my first appearance of the year!

More information as I get it, including if there will be a bookseller who will carry my books there. I will not have a table.

 

I can announce now! November 28, 2015

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2016 plans, a-writers-life-is-never-dull, appearances, conventions, Good news, happy-happy- joy- joy, yippee.
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Since the flyer is now out at the convention, I can finally announce that I will be appearing as a special guest at Chessicon 2016!

Look out, Maryland, I’m coming back!!!

Convention Schedule! September 21, 2015

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I’ve gotten my schedule for Speculative Fiction: Southeast 2015 (this weekend! Come see me and a bunch of other cool people!)

When I’m not on a panel, I’ll be at my table on Author Alley.  Friday, I’ll be on Author Alley from 4PM until my first panel at 6PM.  Saturday, Author Alley opens at 10AM for VIPs, and 11AM for everyone else. I’ll be there on and off until 4:30. Sunday, Author Alley opens the same times as Saturday, and I’ll be there most of the day.

Panels:

Friday, 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Once Upon a Time.
With plot, character, and setting prompts from the audience, these panelists collaborate in the best camp game ever: turn-taking storytelling!

Friday, 7:00 PM (Tentative) Guest Reader with Phantasmagoria
Since Friday will be a regular schedule for me until we leave for the convention, this will largely depend on if there is enough coffee in the world.

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Saturday, 12:15 to 1:15 PM: I Want to Verb Your Noun
With the increased popularity of erotic romance and erotica, more and more authors are trying their hand at added sex to their stories . In this panel, we’ll discuss the differences between romance, erotic romance, erotica and pornography, and talk about how to incorporate sexual scenarios into a story.

Saturday, 1:30 to 2:20 PM: Reading/Signing
What I read will depend highly on what the ages of the attendees are — I’ll have selections from Counsel of the Wicked and The Rape of Persephone.

Saturday, 4:30 to 5:30 PM: Fifty Shades of Fanfiction
As long as there has been storytelling, there’s been fanfiction. From the archives of Fanfiction.net to the pages of Archive of Our Own, from the countless sequels to Pride and Prejudice to the estate-authorized adventures of Sherlock Holmes, fanfiction has been written for anything that has a fanbase. Even Virgil’s Aeneid is nothing more than one man looking at the Iliad and the Odyssey and asking, “Hey, what happened next?”
In this lecture we’ll discuss ins and outs of creating fanfiction. We’ll touch on the ethics of fanfic, the essential legalities, and the dreaded Rule 34.

Saturday, 5:30 to 6:30 PM: Signing Party

Saturday, 8:00 PM to 10:00PM: VIP Party

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Sunday, 12:45 t0 1:45 PM: Neither Fish Nor Fowl:Writing Across Genres 
Hey, you’ve got your romance in my science-fiction! No, you’ve got your science-fiction in my romance! What is a writer to do when the hard science-fiction story demands a love scene? Or the romance suddenly involves werewolves, elves, vampires, aliens or Bigfoot?
You combine genres, that’s what. In this panel, we’ll discuss the hallmarks of the romance genre, and see how it fits into, and plays well with, science-fiction and fantasy.

Wanna actually meet me? March 25, 2015

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Head to Maitland, Florida in September! I’ll be appearing as an author guest at the Speculative Fiction: Southeast convention!

This is going to be fun! The last time I was a writer guest at a con, it was at Gencon in 2004! I’m very much looking forward to seeing Jacqueline Carey again.

Well, would you look at that? October 28, 2014

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I’m on the front page of ARe Cafe today!

Here’s a link to the interview.

Upcoming appearance! September 3, 2011

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The Writer’s Studio
Central Florida Romance Writers of America
Saturday, November 5th
10:00 AM
Casselberry Public Library, 215 N. Oxford Rd., Casselberry, FL 32707

I’ll be in the spotlight as part of the Writer’s Studio program with the Central Florida Romance Writers of America. I’ll be reading from Carnal Machines, answering questions and having a good time! If you’re in the area, and at all interested in learning about the craft of writing or about the RWA, come check it out.

I will have signed copies of Carnal Machines for sale.

Following my portion of the program, there will be a presentation by Eileen Horan on Online Safety for Women.

>EroticBliss pARTy – August 7th! July 11, 2010

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For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Stacey Murphy, Co-Owner
Blissful Lotus Romance Boutique
1810 N. Orange Avenue | Orlando FL 32804
www.TheBlissfulLotus.Blogspot.com
BlissfulLotus@gmail.com
407-462-8298 (cell)
The EroticBliss pARTy is Coming!
Blissful Lotus Romance Boutique presents EroticBliss! A sensual celebration of Erotic Art, Artistic Nudes and Erotic Poetry.
Blissful Lotus will be a “buzz” on Saturday August 7th, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm as the EroticBliss pARTy gets underway featuring the provocative feminist art of Elizabeth Shupe, the captivating performance art of Perego, a reading of Steampunk erotic poetry by Elizabeth Schechter & the sharing of a coming of age love story by Liz Allen.   
We bring to you an evening that will inspire, seduce & tantalize your artist palette. This pARTy will also feature Love Tarot Readings, Corset Models that will tease and tempt the crowd and Perego will “WOW” the guests as he creates a sensual work of art LIVE.
Join Us on Saturday, August 7th
8:00pm – 11:00pm: Mix & Mingle ~ Schmooze with the Artists & Writers
8:30pm – 10:00pm: Love Tarot Readings in the Lotus Lounge
8:30pm: Reading of “Who Got Liz Gardner” by author Liz Allen
9:00pm: Live art performance by PEREGO
10:30pm: Erotic Poetry Reading of the SUCCUBUS by author ELIZABETH SCHECHTER
Other Important Details:
  • EroticBliss pARTy will be held at: Blissful Lotus Romance Boutique at 1810 N. Orange Ave (south of Princeton)
  • Door Fee: $5/pp
  • Audience: Adults 18+
  • Special Offer: All guests will receive 10% off their entire purchase @ Blissful Lotus
EroticBliss will feature this arousing line-up of both artistic and literary talent:
  • Elizabeth Shupe:  A featured Nude Nite Artists, Elizabeth’s art is filled with intense symbolism drawn from feminist, Tarot, Fairy Tale traditions and more.  In her words…”Art to me has more to do with spirit than with the finished object.   Art peers into the dusty drawer of the artist’s personal history. Art is the resurrection of an ancestor’s tea-stained imaginary world.   An untouchable past is opened, hopes for the future are explored and the joys and anxieties of the human experience are expressed; all in a personal symbolic language. That to me is art.” Elizabeth Shupe Website
  • Perego: The artist that brings you the Vagabond Art Party and the Art Army, how do you define his artistic style? Perego is all about Performance Art, and “his art” is Performance-Art-Theatre.  In only a way Perego can do, he combines light, sound and movement in a striking and provocative exploration of the material and spiritual worlds; incorporating action and the spontaneous energy of his environment.  Well tonight, we’re going to see his erotic and sensual side. Go To Perego’s Website
  • Elizabeth Schechter:  Well…Ms. Elizabeth is a pansexual pagan perv with a penchant for purple pornographic prose (and a great love of alliteration). She’s been writing since very early grade school, and finally seems to have gotten the hang of it. Her professional fiction debut, the Steampunk short story The Succubus, appeared in the Circlet Press anthology Like Clockwork.  As her day job, Elizabeth is a stay-at-home mom, and is the mother of an active and rambunctious toddler who loves to keep Mommy from writing during the day. She lives in Central Florida, where she amuses herself at playgroups by describing herself as a pervy fetish writer when other moms ask what she does for a living. Surprisingly, she actually does get invited back to playgroups! Elizabeth Schechter Website.
  • Liz Allen:   Born and raised in the Sunshine State.  Her career path has spanned from physical to fiscal to literary starting in nutrition,  then riding the roller coaster we call the stock market as a financial advisor and ultimately penning her first book at age 49… Liz’ debut novel “Who Got Liz Gardner” was published in April 2009 as the result of an international contest and is now enjoying tremendous popularity in book clubs around the world. Her short story “Radiance” was published in the 2009 winter edition in Literary Magic Magazine and will be included in the anthology “Wisdom of Our Mothers”.  A second short story “A Dark Secluded Place” will be published Summer 2010. Liz Allen Website