Arisia 2017 Schedule

I’ll be at Arisia January 13-16, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts.

My schedule:

Saturday, 11:30 am, Hale
Victoria Janssen, Hildy Silverman, Sonya Taaffe

Sunday, 10:00 am, Marina 2
“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make Fantasy”
Victoria Sandbrook-Flynn [moderator], Victoria Janssen, Randee Dawn, Ariela Housman, Henry White
From Susan Pevensie’s lipstick to fan-hate for Sansa Stark, feminine characters often get shortchanged by fantasy authors and fans alike, losing out in comparison with the Strong Female Protagonist archetype. Why does this happen? Which feminine characters manage to succeed against this stereotype? Is the trend changing, and why?

Sunday, 5:30 pm, Faneuil
“Art Schooled: Style in Comics”
Victoria Janssen [moderator], Ken Gale, Mercy E. Van Vlack, Kevin Eldridge
Ever wondered what it means when something is “Kirby-esque”? What’s everyone’s deal with Rob Liefeld? Why did Multiversity Batman go hard on leg day? Traditions in art style has driven comics and the way they’re read for decades – let’s talk favorites, influences, pouches, and how the various ways in which people are drawn influence readership and representation.

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.