Thursday, June 23, 2011
Fandom Fest Brings Large New Literary Track to Louisville Amid Major Expansion of Fright Night Film Fest
Marquee celebrities like Hollywood legends John Carpenter and Henry
Winkler will command great attention at the Fandom Fest/Fright Night Film
Fest weekend July 22-24, 2011, in Louisville, KY. Alongside the wide
array of premium Hollywood and media personalities, an incredible
opportunity beckons for writers, gamers, readers, artists, filmmakers, pop
culture fans, costuming enthusiasts, and many more.
Fandom Fest represents a bold expansion of the popular Fright Night Film
Fest, establishing several new tracks, genres, and a host of activities
catering to pop culture, science fiction, steampunk, anime, costuming, and
fantasy. The event builds upon Fright Night Film Fest’s strong horror
legacy, growing from its inception in 2005 to become the third largest
genre festival in the United States.
Fandom Fest’s brand new Literary Track alone features over a hundred
participating authors, covering over 55 expert panels, 20 workshops, and a
large number of live readings, author signings, and book launches. From
the current state of publishing, to intensive writing workshops, and
workshops in topics like self-publishing and e-Book development, the
panels and workshops of the Literary Track have something to offer
attendees from all levels of experience. As a comprehensive learning,
networking, and career development opportunity, Fandom Fest’s 2011 content
is unprecedented in its region.
Major press authors such as Julie Kagawa (The Iron Faery Series), Molly
Harper (Jane Jameson Series), Eric Wilson (Fireproof, Jerusalem’s Undead
Trilogy), Shirley Damsgaard (The Ophelia and Abby Mysteries), Michael
Williams (one of the first DragonLance novelists), and Maurice Broaddus
(Knights of Breton Court) are just a few examples of the well-established,
award-winning authors from all across the United States who are attending.
Editors and publishers of many levels round out the impressive list of
track participants., The Literary Track’s sponsor is Belle Books/Bell
Bridge Books, who also happen to be sponsoring the prestigious
Dragon*Con’s 2011 Writer’s Track. The main genres being featured at
Fandom Fest are primarily fantasy, horror, and science fiction, but the
Literary Track programming caters to writers of any genre, with panelists
from spheres such as mystery, romance, and even erotica.
The new gaming track unveils an array of panels, tournaments, special
guests, and much more, debuting yet another new section of the event.
Tabletop role-playing games, video games, board games, and even Live
Action Role Playing are scheduled throughout the weekend with a strong
team of gaming hosts. Attendees include representatives of highly
regarded game companies/publishers such as DriveThruRPG, Pinnacle
Entertainment Group, SilverMeet Studios, Hex Games, Beautiful Brains, and
A multitude of vendors will fill the concourses of the Fern Valley Hotel
and Convention Center at Fandom Fest. Gaming stores, publishers, authors,
crafts, production companies, memorabilia dealers, actors, artists, and
much, much more will be available for convention attendees to browse and
buy one-of-a-kind items from.
Even the live music portion of the event advances with a concert from
international rock act Bella Morte, whose frontman, Andy Deane, is also a
horror author appearing on the Literary Track. Fast rising heavy
metal/hard rock prospect ZeroKing is slated to open for Bella Morte.
From gatherings of cast members from popular franchises like Revenge of
the Nerds, Enter the Dragon, Jem, and The Walking Dead (including Tony
Moore, artist and co-creator),to icons such as Margot Kidder (Lois Lane in
the Christopher Reeve Superman films), Kane Hodder (Jason Vorhees in
several Friday the 13th installments), and Larry Drake (Dark Night of the
Scarecrow, Dr. Giggles, and Darkman), the list of attending film and media
guests contains something for everyone. For the thousands in attendance,
there will be more than enough to choose from in regards to programming,
events, activities, parties, and celebrities.
Best of all, standard weekend passes are just $45 dollars, which is much
less than the cost of genre events which are a small fraction of the size
of Fandom Fest/Fright Night Film Fest. In value, content, and
affordability, Fandom Fest/Fright Night Film Fest is poised to become one
of the top events of its kind in the United States.
For further information on the 2011 event, please visit www.fandomfest.com
Direct Links related to Literary and Gaming Tracks:
Literary Track Guests: http://www.fandomfest.com/
Literary Track Programming: http://www.fandomfest.com/
Gaming Track Guests: http://www.fandomfest.com/