CapClave 2013

I will be at CapClave this weekend. You can find me at the following program items:

Saturday, 11 am, Rockville/Potomac
“1001 uses for an unpublished story”

Laura Anne Gilman, Larry Hodges, Victoria Janssen (moderator), Craig Alan Loewen, Alan Smale
Sometimes they sell, sometimes they don’t; what do you do with your unsold stories? Do you ever write anything you know can’t be sold? Do you mine the novel in your trunk?

Saturday, 4 pm, Salon B
“Doctor Who”

Kate Baker, Victoria Janssen (moderator), Kathyrn Morrow, Hildy Silverman, Jon Skovron
Doctors have become more emotional. Peter Capaldi is the 12th doctor; what adventures will he have? Will the BBC accept a different kind of Doctor? One of color, female, or transgender?

Sunday, 9 am, Salons CDE
“City Faerie Folk – Urban Fantasy in the Mainstream”

Victoria Janssen (moderator), Patrick Scaffido, Michelle D. Sonnier
Once a fringe segment of genre writing, Urban Fantasy is growing in popularity. Who are the authors that are leading the charge? What is it about the writing that is drawing in legions of fans? Does putting magic in the present day make it more mundane or all the greater for the contrast?

Sunday, 2 pm, Salons CDE
“Robot Love and Alien Dating”

Victoria Janssen (moderator), Marianne Mancusi, Kathyrn Morrow
Romance is hot. It sells. How does romance fit into Science Fiction? Or does it? Can the elements of a classic romance work in SF/fantasy? How do writers balance the two elements? Is Science Fiction Romance an oxymoron?

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.