Monday, April 20, 2015

Recap of ConBust 2015: The Good, The Better, and The Awesome

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being a panelist at Conbust (Learn more about this awesome convention here). Year after year, the students at Smith College in Northampton outdo themselves and put together an excellent event. The pictures below were taken by Lori Claxton.

The above pic is of me, George Claxton and Anna Eriskigal during the How Magic Works panel, where I was outed as an evil witch. Was that really news to anyone?

Myself and Annette Curtis Klause during the Urban Fantasy panel.

From right to left, that's Trisha Wooldridge, me, Craig Davis (professor of medieval literature) and the one, the only Jane Yolen. What was this panel about? Faeries, of course.

I also sat on panels with animator Kelly Turnbull, editor Sharyn November, and author Kristi Petersen Schoonover and discussed topics ranging from feminism to how to get published. Trisha and I also facilitated a writing workshop, part of our nascent project Wishing Well (more to come on that!)

All in all, ConBust 2015 was a smashing success! I can't wait for next year!


  1. You look like you could be on an Urban Fantasy book cover with that hair of yours. :)

  2. I had a great time with you guys! And I just loved the audience. All those inquisitive young people, asking such challenging questions :-)