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2016

February 13th:  

Gallifrey One: Station Twenty-seven

Marriott Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles, CA

1PM Creating Successful Television

3PM Elementary, My Dear Fandom

4PM Autographs

 

February 20th

Canyon Crest Academy Writers Conference 

for San Diego area high school students. REGISTER NOW!

9:15 Things That Go Bump in the Night

noon: lunch come have lunch with me!

4 PM: autographs

 

2015

 

DECEMBER 5 at 2PM

Dark Delicacies Bookstore Signing

nEvermore: New-Gothic Fiction Inspired by the Imagination of Edgar Allan Poe

NOVEMBER 8

Dark Delicacies Bookstore Signing

CRIMSON PEAK: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE NOVELIZATION

MARCH 16-19

Wordcrafters Retreat, Eugene Oregon

MARCH 20-22

Schedule on website

Wordcrafters Conference, Eugene Oregon 

~ 2014 ~

AUGUST

Beyond the Pale Signings

I’m so excited to announce that BEYOND THE PALE, the new anthology from Birch Tree Press, is available! I have two stories in in it, one of them co-written with my daughter, Belle Holder. The editor, Henry Herz, and I will be signing together! Here is our San Diego schedule:

Sunday, August 3, 2 PM Mysterious Galaxy 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111

Tuesday, August 5, 7 PM Yellow Book Road 2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106

Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA

I have a busy schedule at San Diego Comic-Con!

Thursday:

11 AM

Fan fiction can lead to jobs in several fields as a professional, including writing books, acting, screenwriting, and many others. Panelists include Katherine Fugate(Valentine’s Day), a selected member of the board of directors of the WGAW, who created/executive produced/wrote Army WivesMelissa Good (Tropical Storm), a fan fiction writer and novelist who has written episodes for Xena, Warrior PrincessNancy Holder (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Watcher’s Guide), New York Times bestselling author whose fan fiction street cred includes Robin of Sherwood; Dru Pagliassotti, a novelist and professor at a California university who has researched Western manga fandom and teaches courses on film and comics analysis; Nancy Cornell-Healy(Intersection), comedian/novelist/playwright; Justin Robinson (Get Blank), a multitalented novelist; and Sherri Rabinowitz (Fantasy Time Inc.), a writer of fan fiction, playwright and award-nominated novelist and host of the popular blog talk radio show Chatting With Sherri.
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 29A

2 PM SIGNING: BROWNCOATS BOOTH A7/A8 I’ll be wearing my cunning hat!

7PM World Building and Storytelling

Robert Roach (Menthu, The Roach), Gini Koch (Alien Collective), Ed Erdelac (Terovolas),Nathan Long (Blackhhearts Omnibus), and Nancy Holder (Wicked Saga) discuss structure and storytelling, the use of pacing, and how certain creators use a timeline to build flow. Moderated by Jeffrey Twohig.
Thursday July 24, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 32AB
Friday

International Association of Media Tie-in Writers: Scribe Awards

Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer), co-founder of the IAMTW, will announce the winners of this year’s Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing, including honoring this year’s Grandmaster Award “Faust” winner, Diane Duane (Star Trek). Join panelistsMichael A. Black (Executioner), Stacia Deutsch (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs),Nathan Collins (Battle Royale), Glenn Hauman (Star Trek), Nancy Holder (Chicago Fire),Robyn King (Shadowrun), and Jonathan Maberry (Wolfman) for a freewheeling look at one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade. Followed by a Q&A session.
Friday July 25, 2014 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

May 8-11 Guest of Honor, THE WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 

Portland, Oregon

I am a Guest of Honor at the World Horror Convention in beautiful Portland at the Doubletree Hotel on Multnomah.

My schedule:
Thursday 7PM, Exhibit Hall: Opening Ceremonies

Friday: Private Writing Workshop with Steve Perry

Friday: 1 PM Mult/Holladay Room An Hour with Nancy Holder

Friday 3 to 5 PM Stonecoast MFA Meetup

Friday 6 to 9 PM Mass Autographing Party (Hollywood Room)

Saturday 10 to 11 AM Ross/Morrison Room   Writing Young Adult Horror

Saturday 6:30 to 9:30 PM Mult/Holladay Room   The Bram Stoker Awards Banquet

Sunday 12 PM to 1 PM Ross/Morrison Room   Horror in Video Games

 

I will be at WonderCon tomorrow! April 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center

2:o0 – 3:00 Signing in the Browncoats Booth #1286

4:30-5:30 Panel “Science Fiction for Kids” Room 213 with Shannon Messenger, Frank Beddor, Cecil Castelluci, Dan Yaccarino and moderated by Henry Herz

6PM            Signing, Mysterious Galaxy Booth Booth 709

 

TONIGHT, APRIL 11th! 

I’m part of Mysterious Galaxy’s exciting Young Adult Spring Fling tonight at 7PM! MG sez:

Let your imagination bloom when we welcome this Spring Fling young adult quintet. J.R. Johansson discusses her supernatural thriller, Insomnia, and may offer hints about this summer’s sequel, Paranoia. Rachel Hawkins, known for her Hex Hall novels, kicks off a new series with Rebel Belle. (See Maryelizabeth’s review on our website.) And if you haven’t caught up recently with locals Debra Driza (MILA 2.0), Shannon Messenger (Let the Storm Break) and Nancy Holder (Hot Blooded), this is a great opportunity to join the festivities.

March 15-16

Tucson Festival of Books

Saturday

March 15, 10 AM

Integrated Learning Center Room 119

Workshop: Vampires in the Kitchen, Werewolves in the Bedroom — The Best Things about Urban Fantasy Novels

Nancy Holder

Jackie James

Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Signing area: Sales & Signing Area #4 – Integrated Learning Center (following

Sunday

March 16, 11:30-12:30 PM

Integrated Learning Center Room 151

Workshop: Hand in Claw — Writing Novels that Tie-in to Popular Television Series

 

Signing area: Sales & Signing Area #4 – Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)

Sunday

Match 16, 2:30 PM

Koffler Room 216

Let the Characters Tell the Story

 

Nancy Holder

Cathy Maxwell

Sharon Sala

Signing area: Sales & Signing Area #6 – Koffler Patio (following presentation)

 

 

February 14-16

Boston, Westin on the Waterfront

 

 

Bleeding Hearts

Friday 18:00 – 18:50

A Valentine’s Day panel about romance in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. What are some of our great love stories for the ages? What stories turned out to be tragedies — or worse? Panelists will discuss how love can turn a character’s world upside-down.

Darlene Marshall (M), Steve Miller, Nancy Holder, Leigh Perry

 

Sherlock Holmes on TV

Friday 19:00 – 19:50

Not only are two successful Sherlock Holmes shows (Sherlock and Elementary) currently running on TV, characters influenced by Holmes are numerous, ranging from House to Madame Vastra on Doctor Who. Why do Sherlockian characters work so well? Are there any Sherlockian failures out there? If so, what went wrong? What are the current incarnations of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson doing right?

Dana Cameron (M) Jennifer Pelland, Nancy Holder, Tony Lewis, Ginjer Buchanan

 

Exploring the Whedonverse

Friday 21:00 – 21:50

From “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to the new “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” Joss Whedon has had a hand in some of the most significant genre television programming ever. How have Joss and his Whedonverse shaped TV (including shows he didn’t actually develop) and affected the wider genre community? What is the Whedon Effect? What would primetime television be like if Buffy never came to Sunnydale, or Serenity never lifted off? What was Dollhouse all about?

Stephen P. Kelner (M), Dana Cameron, Nancy Holder, Gillian Daniels, Erin Underwood

 

Tie-In Novels: Writing Within the Rules

Saturday 10:00 – 10:50

Tie-in novels give fans another way to experience a story they love. These stories take place in a familiar world and feature our favorite characters, but are unique unto themselves and must adhere to a special set of rules. Join our panelists for a fun discussion about the art of writing original fiction within established and well-known worlds.

Nancy Holder M, Craig Shaw Gardner, Ginjer Buchanan, Batya “The Toon” Wittenberg

 

Autographing with Dana Cameron, Michael Flynn & Nancy Holder

Saturday 12:00 – 12:50

 

 

Magicians in Society

Saturday 16:00 – 16:50

How do magicians and their magic fit into the political, social, and class structures within an imagined society — especially in worlds where most people don’t possess such powers? What special challenges do magic-wielders face in a culture where magic isn’t respected? Or even where it is? Moreover, what roles do science and scientists play in such a system, if any?

Nancy Holder, Sarah Beth Durs, Greer Gilma, Scott Lynch

 

Reading by Nancy Holder

Saturday 17:30 – 17:55

 

Flash Fiction Slam

Sunday 09:30 – 10:50

Join Boskone’s first Flash Fiction Slam. Eleven (11) writers compete for the title of The Flash, reading their own original fiction — which must tell a complete tale within a 3-minute period. Our expert panel of judges will score your work on a scale of 1 to 10, and you automatically lose 1 point for going over your 3-minute time. You may only read your own work. The reader with the top score wins! Sign up before the con for one of eight (8) advance reading slots on a first-come, first-served basis by e-mailing erin.m.underwood@gmail.com. (Please put “Flash Fiction Slam” in your e-mail’s subject line.) Or sign up onsite at Program Ops in the Galleria for one of three (3) at-con openings. A waiting list will also be available.

Erin Underwood (M), James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Holder, Walter Jon Williams, Paul Di Filippo

 

Future Fantasy and the Teen Protagonist

Sunday 12:00 – 12:50

Edgar Rice Burroughs once used the phrase “future fantasy.” Could this term find fresh usefulness today, for instance to describe developments in young adult (YA) literature, where we see a growing mix of fantastic elements? What works might qualify as future fantasy? Could blending the scientific with the fantastic lead to further innovations in fiction — or in science itself?

Erin Underwood (M) Nancy Holder, Stacey Friedberg, Anna Davis

 

Writers on Writing: Sex Versus Romance

Sunday 14:00 – 14:50

Authors share ideas and experiences about writing scenes that are erotic as compared to scenes that are romantic. Which is harder? Which is more fun to write? Does your protagonist’s gender or preference make a difference? How do you accommodate audiences of different ages or sexual orientations? Is romance just sex in soft focus?

Darlene Marshall (M) Nancy Holder, Carrie Cuinn, Anna Davis

 

~ 2013 ~

OCTOBER

October 4-6 Comic Book Fest

Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego

Friday: 6:15-7:15 PM Finding the Balance: Comic Books and Prose

Saturday 11:15am – 12:15pm: Is Steampunk Being Co-opted by the Mainstream? Does it matter?- Galleria 1.

Sunday:

10:00am – 11:00am: Creating in Someone Else’s Neighborhood in Comics and Prose- Creating in Someone Else’s Neighborhood in Comics and Prose  Room: Garden 2

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Comics Creation for Teens and Tweens Clinic- 10- to 18-year-olds, come learn how to write and draw comic books and graphic novels with comic book editor and writer Nancy Holder Room: Le Sommet

2PM AUTOGRAPHING Dealer’s Room, Mysterious Galaxy Table

4:15pm – 5:15pm: The Young Hero’s Journey – The Advantages And Constraints of Young Protagonists- Room: Crescent.

CONJECTURE/ConChord 25

October 18-20

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Panel 1:  Fri 10/18  6:00 PM, 60 minutes.
Title: Reading: Nancy Holder
Participants:                 Nancy Holder [nancyholder123@gmail.com]
Precis:

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Panel 2:  Fri 10/18  8:00 PM, 60 minutes.
Title: A Degree in Geekdom
Participants:                   Amy Berner [amy_berner@yahoo.com]
Nancy Holder [nancyholder123@gmail.com]
Dru Pagliassotti(M) [drupagliassotti@gmail.com]
Sherri Rabinowitz [rithebard@yahoo.com]
Martin Young [squiptryx@gmail.com]
Precis:    Academic study of popular culture is now widespread. What
makes a genre work suitable for academic study? (Consider
Whoosh, the journal of the International Association of
Xena Studies. Or Slayage, the Online International Journal
of Buffy Studies. Smart Pop Press has been publishing
anthologies of essays on everything from Stargate to Star
Wars, but they’re not alone. Robert Chaires and Bradley
Chilton, authors of Star Trek: Visions of Law and Justice
from Texas A&M University Press, have declared “To say that
Star Trek was just a television show is akin to saying
Shakespeare just wrote plays.” Also, the Popular Culture
Association studies the rhetoric of pop culture.)

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**** You are MODERATOR of this panel.  Please see below.
Panel 3:  Sat 10/19 11:00 AM, 60 minutes.
Title: Humor Horror: Funny Fear in Films
Participants:                  Jean Graham [JeanG477@aol.com]
Nancy Holder(M) [nancyholder123@gmail.com]
Kaddie O’Keefe [kadaverokeefe@gmail.com]
Justin Robinson [justin@captainsupermarket.com]
Kim Smith [smithcompany@gmail.com]
Precis:    Once upon a time, horror movies were serious. But the
tropes of horror became unavoidably associated with camp.
Love at First Bite, Young Frankenstein, Transylvania
6-5000…what happened?

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Panel 4:  Sat 10/19 12 Noon, 60 minutes.
Title: Looking for Something Fresh in YA Fiction
Participants:                  Sarah Debra [threesecretagents@gmail.com]
Nancy Holder [nancyholder123@gmail.com]
Anastasia Hunter [contastic@gmail.com]
Rachel Swirsky [rachel.swirsky@gmail.com]
Precis:    Vampires. Dystopias. Post-apocalyptic dystopias with
vampires. Steampunk dystopias with fairies, mermaids,
angels, and zombies. AGH. Could we please see something
fresh in YA fiction? What tropes and milieus have been
neglected and should be explored?

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Panel 5:  Sat 10/19  1:00 PM, 60 minutes.
Title: Meet the New Book, Same as the Old Book
Participants:                Keith Hartman [DirectorKeith@yahoo.com]
Nancy Holder [nancyholder123@gmail.com]
Nathan Long [riposte@sbcglobal.net]
Dru Pagliassotti [drupagliassotti@gmail.com]
Justin Robinson [justin@captainsupermarket.com]
Precis:    We want a completely new story from you that is exactly
like your last five books. Why are you grinding your teeth?

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Panel 6:  Sat 10/19  3:00 PM, 60 minutes.
Title: Autograph Session: Nancy Holder
Participants:                 Nancy Holder [nancyholder123@gmail.com]
Precis:

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Panel 7:  Sun 10/20  1:00 PM, 60 minutes.
Title: The Art of Not Explaining: From the Giant Rat of Sumatra to the Three Seashells
Participants:                 Nancy Holder [nancyholder123@gmail.com]
Donna Keeley [sdgreyjedi@gmail.com]
Lynn Maudlin(M) [lynnmaudlin@yahoo.com]
Larry Niven [organlegger@earthlink.net]
Justin Robinson [justin@captainsupermarket.com]
Precis:    Sometimes not explaining a reference, and letting the
audience imagine it, is far more effective than filling in
all the blanks. (TVTropes.org has plenty to say about
“Noodle Incidents” and “Noodle Implements”.) But as Dr.
John Watson has shown us with that Sumatran rodent, it has
a place in serious stories as well as comedy. What are the
best examples of the technique? How should you approach it
in your writing?

OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 3

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND

October 30 WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND

THURSDAY:

02:00-03:00 pm “The Next Generation” I Lurve Fantasy: Is There a Place for Genre Fiction in Romance?(Hall 4)
Over the past several years romantic and erotic writers have swamped the fantasy and horror markets with genre books aimed specifically at romance readers. Although the “paranormal romance”, “urban fantasy” and “steampunk” sub-genres still sell well, are they not just the illegitimate offspring of “real” genre themes and, as such, nothing more than another passing fad?
Keri Arthur, Mike Carey, Michelle Drew (mod.), Nancy Holder, Stéphane Marsan, Suzanne McLeod.

FRIDAY:

03:00-04:00 pm In the Name of Another: Writing for the Franchise Market (Hall 4)
Tie-ins, novelisations, spin-off and continuations-these days the publishing industry is churning out titles based on movies, TV series, video games and even other writers’ books! So just how difficult is it to work in someone else’s imagination, can it ever be rewarding, and how does it really effect a writer’s long-term career?
Guy Adams, Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder, Mark Morris (mod.), Steve Saffel, S.M. Stirling.

Friday Evening: Mass Autographing

SUNDAY:

10:00-11:00 am “The Next Generation” California Sorcery (Hall 4)
From the early 1950s to the mid-1960s a remarkable group of writers came together in the Los Angeles area and made their mark on literature, films and TV. This loose association included Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Rod Serling, William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, Robert Bloch, Ray Russell, Jerry Sohl and Harlan Ellison, to name only a few. How did this creative confluence come about, and what is it about the West Coast that continues to attract writers, artists and film-makers today?
Peter Atkins (mod.), Nancy Holder, Richard Christian Matheson, Terence McVicker, William F. Nolan, Tad Williams.

 

NOVEMBER

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND 

FRIDAY:
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03:00-04:00 pm In the Name of Another: Writing for the Franchise Market (Hall 4)
Tie-ins, novelisations, spin-off and continuations-these days the publishing industry is churning out titles based on movies, TV series, video games and even other writers’ books! So just how difficult is it to work in someone else’s imagination, can it ever be rewarding, and how does it really effect a writer’s long-term career?
Guy Adams, Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder, Mark Morris (mod.), Steve Saffel, S.M. Stirling.

Friday Evening: Mass Autographing

SUNDAY:

10:00-11:00 am “The Next Generation” California Sorcery (Hall 4)
From the early 1950s to the mid-1960s a remarkable group of writers came together in the Los Angeles area and made their mark on literature, films and TV. This loose association included Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Rod Serling, William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, Robert Bloch, Ray Russell, Jerry Sohl and Harlan Ellison, to name only a few. How did this creative confluence come about, and what is it about the West Coast that continues to attract writers, artists and film-makers today?
Peter Atkins (mod.), Nancy Holder, Richard Christian Matheson, Terence McVicker, William F. Nolan, Tad Williams.

November 9 YALL FEST

PM at the Charleston Music Hall: Brave New Dark:

Cinda Chima, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Tahereh “The Birthday Girl” Mafi, Ransom Riggs, Veronica Rossi. Moderator: Lev Grossman

3 PM at the Ballroom: Talking YA Shop-ry

Leigh Bardugo, Alexandra Bracken, Allie Condie, Joceyln Davies, Nancy Holder, Aprilynne Pike, Sean Williams. Moderator: Kami Garcia

4PM: Signing at Blue Bicycle Books

NOVEMBER 10 ATOMACON

10 AM Whedonverses

1 PM Young Adult Fiction

November 22-24 LONG BEACH COMIC & HORROR CON

Long Beach Comic & Horror Con

 

Here is my schedule at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con

Saturday

111 AM-Noon Booth 560 California Browncoats Booth Signing for Charity 

1:00 PM Room 102B “Location Location Location”

Horror, dark fantasy, and suspense authors Christopher Rice (The Heavens Rise), David Forsyth (Sovereign Spirit Saga), Nancy Holder (Teen Wolf: On Fire) and Tarama Thorne (The Sorority) discuss evoking a mood through atmosphere and setting.
 

2:30 Signing with Tamara Thorne Booth 113 

Sunday 

11 AM-NOON California Browncoats Charity Signing Booth 560 

12-1 IDW Signing Booth 207 

1 PM Room 102B The Future of Fiction with John Mulhall and Guests 

Join a panel of Authors as they discuss the future of publishing and examine the different paths available to authors today. Will self-publishing be the future or a passing trend? Will hybrid solutions be the way the way of the future? Come join the discussion;what will the industry look like in five years? Q & A is encouraged.

DECEMBER