Nancy Northcott

Nancy Northcott is the Comics Track Director for ConTinual. She's also a lifelong fan of comics, science fiction, fantasy, and history. Her published works include the Boar King's Honor historical fantasy trilogy and the Arachnid Files romantic suspense series. Collaborating with Jeanne Adams, she also writes the Outcast Station science fiction mystery series.

A Giant’s Legacy

A Giant’s Legacy

On Sunday at 4 PM, comics industry professionals joined moderator Mike Gordon on the Comics and Pop Art Track Facebook page to commemorate a legend in the comics industry, Denny O’Neil, who died this year. The Comics and Pop Art Track panel, titled “Remembering Denny O’Neil,” included Bryan Augustyn, Howard Chaykin, Andrew E.C. Gaska, Charles Kochman, and Paul Levitz. Gordon… Read more →

The World of Bitter Root

On Monday at noon, the Fan Track channel featured a panel about the Eisner Award-winning comic book Bitter Root. Moderator Van Allen Plexico interviewed David F. Wilson and Sanford Greene, two of the book’s creators. Plexico opened the discussion by asking his guests to explain what Bitter Root is about. Wilson replied that the series opens in 1924, during the… Read more →

In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

On Sunday morning at 10 AM, the BritTrack YouTube aired a panel of guests discussing “The Sherlock Holmes Archetype.” Moderated by BritTrack Director Caro McCully, the group included Ben Nygaard, Keith DeCandido, Trisha Wooldridge, Jennifer Blackstream, and Rox of Spazhouse. The discussion began with the elements that make up the Holmes archetype. The panelists agreed that Holmes must be the… Read more →

The Wonders of Witches

On Saturday at 3PM, the Urban Fantasy Track hosted a panel on Facebook and YouTube called “Good Witch or Bad Witch? The Varieties of Approaches in Urban Fantasy.” Panelists included Jeanne Adams, Jennifer Blackstream, David B. Coe, Rachel Graves, Corinne O’Flynn, and moderator Carol Malcolm. Malcolm opened the discussion by asking the panelists why they found witches appealing enough to… Read more →

Masterful Men of Military Science Fiction

Chris Kennedy, Timothy Zahn, Michael Z. Williamson, David Weber, Charles E. Gannon, and Marc Alan Edelheit discussed writing military science fiction (MSF) on Sunday at 4PM. Kennedy, the moderator, started the program by asking the panelists when they started writing science fiction and what was their first break. Zahn said he watched a bad TV show, felt he could do… Read more →

Wreaking Havoc: The Fae in Urban Fantasy

Authors Eric R. Asher, Marie Brennan, Patricia Briggs, John G. Hartness, Ted Naifeh, and E. J. Stevens discussed the fae in urban fantasy and their tendency to wreak havoc in human lives at 10PM on Sunday. Moderator Carol Malcolm kept the discussion going. She began by asking whether the fae in the panelists’ work have specific purposes or goals that… Read more →

Dragons of Science, Dragons of Fantasy

At 1PM Sunday in Embassy AB, a panel of publishing industry professionals discussed the magical aspects of dragons and the efforts to explain them in fiction. The room was full, with some attendees standing throughout the panel. Moderator Jody Lynn Nye opened the program by asking Mark H. Wandrey, Robert E. Hampson, Jeffrey A. Carver, Patricia Briggs, and Steve Saffel… Read more →

Back in Time with Historical Urban Fantasy

On Saturday afternoon, Laura Mathews, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tina Glasneck, Walter H. Hunt, Marie Brennan, and Leanne Renee Hieber discussed writing urban fantasy in historical settings. Moderator Mathews asked the other guests what periods they used as settings and what sources they use to create their worlds. Yarbro writes in numerous periods. She researches by reading as much as possible… Read more →

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