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ARRC2015: concurrent session 2A

7 November 2014

arrc2015_banner_dark_200x200Here is the next in our series about the panel sessions at ARRC2015. You can find further details on the convention, including the full program and registration links here.

This week we are talking about…

Concurrent session 2A—Love in alternate realms

It’s time for Fantasy OTP bingo! Let’s talk alterna-love—fantasy couples from literature, movies, television, music—Wesley and Buttercup, Hermione and Ron, Jaenelle and Daemon, Jon Snow and Ygrette, Samwise and Frodo. Who do we love to hate? Who’s the couple most likely to break up as soon as the credits roll? And who is the one couple to rule them all?

Things to expect from this panel: out-of-this-world lovin’, frequent use of the word ‘kick-ass’, fan-girling, shipping, in-depth discussions of fantasy pop culture, including but not limited to: Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings, excessive sighing over Aragorn, wild variance on opinions of Jon Snow, differentiating of urban fantasy vs fantasy-fantasy, Canadian accents, laughter, and possibly a werewolf impersonation or two.

The panellists

CS2aKelley Armstrong is the author of 27 novels: the ‘Otherworld’ urban fantasy series, ‘Darkest Powers’ and ‘Darkness Rising’ teen paranormal trilogies, the ‘Cainsville’ modern gothic series, ‘Age of Legends’ YA fantasy series and ‘Blackwell Pages’ middle-grade fantasy adventure trilogy (co-written with Melissa Marr). She lives in south-western Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

Lilliana Rose is the author of three steampunk novellas published with Less Than Three Press and Rogue Phoenix Press and four romance short stories published with Alfie Dog. She has over 40 poems and five short stories published on the internet and in print. Lilliana has a Masters in Creative Writing from Adelaide University. She lives by the beach in Adelaide with her rather active puppy, Astro.

MJ Scott is the author of six dark fantasy and urban fantasy novels. Her Half-Light City series includes multiple ARRA award finalists. The first book in her new Four Arts series will be out this year, as will the final book in her Wild Side urban fantasy trilogy. She also writes contemporary romance as Melanie Scott and lives in Melbourne.

Nicole Murphy is the author of the Dream of Asarlai trilogy, published by HarperCollins (and re-launched as an electronic omnibus in April 2014), and the Jorda trilogy of science fiction romance, published by Escape Publishing. She’s also had a couple dozen speculative fiction shorts published since 2001. As Elizabeth Dunk she’s published contemporary romance and paranormal erotica with Escape Publishing. Nicole lives in Queanbeyan, near Canberra, with her husband Tim and their beloved budgie, Freddie.


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  1. 8 November 2014 9:03 am

    Looking forward to all of it.

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