Boskone, February 17-19, 2017

I'll be on a few panels at Boskone in Boston, MA this year! I hope to see a lot of familiar faces there, and if you are new to me, feel free to introduce yourself. 

Steam's Rising: A Proliferation of Punks

Friday 2:00 - 3:00, Harbor II (Westin)

We all know and may highly esteem steampunk, but it's far from the only Victorian-inspired alternate history subgenre on our bookshelves. What about some of those other V-punks out there — dreadpunk, silkpunk, gaslight fantasy, and more ... Why so many? Are they really all the same, or are there deeper differences in style, content, and approach? (And is gaslight fantasy actually punky at all?) Panelists: James Moore, KT Bryski (M), Victoria Sandbrook, Melanie Meadors

The Once and Future Teen

Friday 6:00 - 7:00, Marina 2 (Westin)

The young adult market continues to grow, and more and more adults are dipping into YA fiction. Are adults transferring their affections to adult authors as they grow into their 20s, 30s, and beyond? Or are they sticking with the authors and category they loved most when growing up? How is YA's increasing number of adult readers affecting the content of the books, and perhaps its marketing? Panelists: Erin M. Hartshorn, Cerece Rennie Murphy, Tui Sutherland, Melanie Meadors (M), Hillary Monahan

Marketing Matters

Sunday 2:00 - 3:00, Burroughs (Westin)

Authors are bombarded with "wisdom" about marketing and social media. Let's cut to the chase and get back to basics. When it comes to marketing, what works, what doesn't work, and what are the still-open questions? Panelists: Moshe Feder, Melanie Meadors (M), Neil Clarke