Nancy Holder is at the Comikaze Expo this Weekend!

Nancy is at Comikaze Expo this weekend. If you’re in Los Angeles, be sure to stop by and say “Hi!.”

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015


12:00 PM
Location: 98.7FM Rock-­‐a-­‐Holic Room – Room 308AB
Who hasn’t dated a monster at some point in their lives? It might not have been a werewolf, a vampire, a ghost, or a zombie, but in paranormal fiction, that’s the norm. What does a singleton need to do to win the heart of a ferocious (or not-­‐so-­‐wild) preternatural? Or should the hero or heroine of these books just concentrate on ripping out the heart of these creatures instead? During this panel, Chris Marie Green (AKA Christine Cody), New York Times Bestselling author Nancy Holder, and Linda Thomas-­‐Sundstrom explore the differences in human/monster relationships when it comes to urban fantasy, dark fantasy, paranormal romance, and young adult supernatural fiction. They will also explore the hallmarks of each sub-­‐genre as well as touch on the future of the paranormal in the print market as well as the self-­‐published digital one. Expect lots of fun and fancy from these multi-­‐published authors, plus tips for aspiring writers in the audience!

Participants: Nancy Holder, Linda Thomas Sundrom, Chris Green

3:00 PM
Location: 98.7FM Rock-­‐a-­‐Holic Room – Room 308AB
Join Nancy in a discussion about her many tie-­‐in and comic book/graphic novel projects, and what it takes to get tie-­‐in gigs (and keep getting them!) Nancy Holder, a multiple-­‐award-­‐winning, New York Times bestselling author, was selected by MTV/Gallery Books to write Teen Wolf: On Fire, the debut novel based on the hit show. She also wrote the very first Buffy the Vampire Slayer original novel (with Christopher Golden.) She has written dozens of projects in the universes of: Zombies versus Robots; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville, Firefly, Hellboy, Hulk, Highlander, Saving Grace, Sabrina the Teen Age Witch, Kolchak the Night Stalker, Wishbone, V Wars, Zombie Apocalypse!, His Dark Materials, Zorro, Sherlock Holmes, and many others. She writes and edits comic books and pulp fiction for Moonstone, working on the Spider, the Avenger, Honey West, the Domino Lady, and others. She leads workshops and seminars on sequential art and narrative in comics and graphic novels through the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program, where she is on the faculty. A new tribute book, Buffy: The Making of a Slayer, is forthcoming from becker&mayer!/Titan in December.


1:00 PM
Location: Cryptozoic Entertainment Room – Room 303AB
Attacks on women’s speech are on the rise in the current cultural climate in realms including politics, pop culture and the media. This panel examines how censorship affects women artists and creators of media, in realms including fine arts, storytelling in publishing, community dialogue, and the larger cultural conversation. Moderator AdaPia d’Errico is joined by panelists, Camillad’Errico, Olivia de Berardinis, Rachel H. Stavis, and Madeline di Nonno, the Executive Director of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, for a freewheeling discussion of their experiences with censorship and observations on how women’s speech is treated in the cultural conversation and in media outlets. This program is an educational presentation of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Participants: AdaPia d’Errico, Camilla d’Errico, Olivia de Berardinis, Rachel H. Stavis, and Madeline di Nonno, Nancy Holder

3:00 PM
Location: Cryptozoic Entertainment Room 303AB
From Scream Queens to Lone Survivors, Women are one of the most important and vital parts of the horror industry. In this panel our guests will discuss the history of women in horror, how they themselves became involved in the horror industry, and how women are reshaping the genre. Additional topics will be gender issues in viewing, tastes, marketing, and reception.

Participants: Lianne Spiderbaby (Fangoria), Rebekah McKendry (Fangoria), Kailey Marsh (Manager/Producer and creator of The Bloodlist), Heather Wixson (Dread Central), Heidi Martinuzzi (Planet Etherea), Shannon Lark (Viscera Film Fest), Nancy Holder. Moderated by Nicole Sixx