Amy Herring

Amy Herring

Amy L. Herring (Louise Herring-Jones) writes speculative fiction, with a preference for historical fantasy and alternate mystery. Her stories, appearing in fourteen anthologies, include “The Poulterer’s Tale” in God Bless Us, Every One—Christmas Carols beyond Dickens (Voodoo Rumors Media, 2019). Amy is a NaNoWriMo co-municipal liaison. She also coordinates the Huntsville (Alabama) Literary Association’s writers’ group. Visit her online at http://www.louiseherring-jones.com.

Author/Physicist Les Johnson Champions Solar Sails

Author/Physicist Les Johnson Champions Solar Sails

Science fact and fiction author Les Johnson made the case at Dragon Con for solar sail development for otherwise inaccessible solar research, interstellar flight, and potential planetary protection. Speaking from a virtual platform in the Science track (Friday at 11AM), Johnson presented “Solar Sails: Using Sunlight to Explore the Solar System and Beyond.”  Presenting as an author of science fiction… Read more →

Actor/Writer Dave Schroeder Applauds ARTC

Actor/Writer Dave Schroeder Applauds ARTC

The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC) will perform twice at Dragon Con in 2021. Be sure to come early to get a seat, since ARTC’s shows are popular and the best seats fill up fast. The Friday evening show will be an adaptation of Jerry Pournelle’s Exiles to Glory at 8:30PM in Hyatt Centennial II–III, and the Sunday evening show… Read more →

“Does Art Inform Science?”

“Does Art Inform Science?”

Sunday at 10PM, the Science Track YouTube channel streamed the “Science and Art” panel. Moderator Lali DeRosier and panelists Charon Henning and Celia Yost debated not only how science informs art, but proved, in this observer’s opinion, that art also informs science. Beginning with the contrast of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with STEAM (adding an ”A” for “Art”), Henning,… Read more →

Warrior Nun Fans Predict Second Season Puzzlers

Panelists Kevin Bachelder, Joy Hatcher, Lindy Rae Keelan, D.R. Perry, and Fr. Bryan Small met for “In This Life or the Next: A Warrior Nun Fan Panel” on Sunday at 5 PM on the Urban Fantasy  YouTube channel. Carol Malcolm, also a fan of the series, moderated and began the panel by announcing that the Netflix series had been awarded a… Read more →

Every Urban Fantasy Sleuth has a Mystery Backbone

“Investigating the Uncanny: Detectives in Urban Fantasy” showcased panelists Stuart Jaffe, Melissa Olson, Rachel Rawlings, Mel Todd, and R.R. Virdi, moderated by Carol Malcolm, on Sunday at 10AM, Urban Fantasy YouTube channel. All the author panelists included investigators in their writing. Their sleuths were involved in some type of supernatural community and each had different levels of psychic abilities and… Read more →

Blushing through “Nature is Kinkier than You”

Caution: Contains Adult Content. This article is written in [bracketed code] to avoid Bleeps! Biology experts Emily Finke, Tina Saey, and Emily Willingham expounded upon the myriad ways that “Nature is Still Kinkier than You” at a Science Track panel Saturday at 10PM on the track’s YouTube channel. Emily Finke also acted as impromptu moderator. The panel discussed mating rituals… Read more →

Exploring the Other Side in Urban Fantasy

Authors discussed an array of ghosts, spirits, apparitions, revenants, spectral residue, and other scary things that go bump in the night at “The Other Side: Ghosts and Spirits in UF” Saturday at 8 PM on the Urban Fantasy YouTube channel. Carol Malcolm moderated the mesmerizing panel discussion by A.J. Hartley, Leanna Renee Hieber, Walter H. Hunt, and Catherine Scully. Hartley… Read more →

The Bluest Eye with Puppets: Reconciliation and Art

African American Puppetry scholar Dr. Paulette Richards interviewed Professor Margaret L. Kemp for the panel “Rehearsing Truth and Reconciliation: Casting Puppets in The Bluest Eye,” Saturday at 4PM on the Puppetry Track Facebook page. Professor Kemp collaborated with Janni Younge to present a puppetry-enhanced play based on Lydia Diamond’s stage adaptation of Toni Morrison’s critically acclaimed (and first) novel. The… Read more →

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