Coming down to the wire, this time! Sorry, there has been so much going on.

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We and a whole bunch of our authors–including David Lee Summers, Michelle D. Sonnier, Ef Deal, Dana Fraedrich, Jessica Lucci, Doc Coleman, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeff Young, Mike McPhail and John L. French–will be at the Tell-Tale Steampunk Festival this weekend. In fact, we are something of a main attraction, with most of our authors present participating in the literary scavenger hunt being held during the event, and our anthology, A Cast of Crows (upon which the scavenger hunt is based) will be launching Saturday (along with our other new steampunk and dieselpunk titles).

Mostly, we will be in the dealer’s room, but here is our schedule.

Saturday, April 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
“Why do you think me Mad Libs.” (Tell-Tale Heart)
The Spectacles (main ballroom)
Don’t be nervous! Join our cast of crows (aka authors) for a madcap game of Mad Libs. The authors will take you on a wild ride of steampunk, Poe, and pure madness with stories that need some help from the audience to finish. Why do we insist they’re mad? Yell out while the crazy, creative, […]

Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Ef Deal, Jessica Lucci, Christine Norris, Jeff Young

Saturday, April 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Author Round Table – What’s the Big Ef Deal?
Poe’s Parlour
Meet the author of the French paranormal steampunk novel Esprit de Corpse and chat about the writing life, the joys of doing the research for steampunk fiction, and her plans for the continuing adventures of Jacqueline and Angélique, the Twins of Bellesfées.

Saturday, April 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Author Round Table – Writing process with Jessica Lucci
Poe’s Parlour
Plotters, pantsers, and in betweeners: join steampunk author Jessica Lucci and learn fun, easy to follow, writing plans to execute your next story!

Saturday, April 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Beyond The Oblong Box Podcast taping
The Spectacles (main ballroom)
Beyond The Oblong Box is a podcast born of a need to eliminate misinformation about Edgar Allan Poe. Join your hosts Levi Leland and Virginia Poe as they discuss the loves, life, works, and the world in which Poe once resided

Saturday, April 1 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Author Round Table – Writing Steampunk in the Wild West and Around the World
Poe’s Parlour
David Lee Summers often sets his steampunk in the western United States of the late 1800s where many cultures were meeting and colliding. Join him for a discussion of why the region appeals to him and the opportunities it presents for telling multicultural steampunk stories.

Saturday, April 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Cast of Crows: Poe-Inspired Steampunk Book Launch
Rue Morgue Panel Room

Come celebrate the launch of A Cast of Crows, the premiere volume in the Forgotten Lore series, edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail and featuring stories by David Lee Summers, Michelle D. Sonnier, Judi Fleming, Aaron Rosenberg, Ef Deal, Dana Fraedrich, Jessica Lucci, Doc Coleman, and Danielle Ackley-McPhail. Also launching: Grimm Machinations and Grease Monkeys.
Contributing authors to the three anthologies attending the launch will be David Lee Summers, Michelle D. Sonnier, Ef Deal, Dana Fraedrich, Jessica Lucci, Doc Coleman, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeff Young, and John L. French.

Sunday, April 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Author Round Table – Audiobooks for Indie Authors
Poe’s Parlour
Dana Fraedrich has explored every audiobook creation route so you don’t have to. From DIY to hiring a professional voice actor, ACX to Findaway, and more. Come with your audiobook creation questions and allow Dana to demystify this daunting (and rapidly growing) corner of the market for you.

Sunday, April 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
More than Gears and Goggles
Poe’s Parlour
Join a round table, intimate discussion with writer, editor and publisher Danielle Ackley-McPhail. She will discuss suggestions for taking your writing, crafting, or costuming to the next level by paying attention to the relevant details.

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