From Fandom to Fiction- 2 Authors Share Their Experiences as Writers and Fans
Tickets to our keynote luncheon are now on sale, to purchase tickets for this, or any other Aeternitas event please visit our registration page! For more details please keep reading.
Aeternitas 2011 is thrilled to announce that we have two fantastic authors for our keynote luncheon. One of the main philosophies of the ConCom of Aeternitas is that fandom should be as much of a participatory process as possible. Fandom grows strongest when its members actively provide their creativity and talents, their Magic, to the fire. In this way, Magic and fandom is forever.
Our keynote speakers are both examples of this. Both of them active (and at times obsessed) fans of Harry Potter and other fandoms, they went on to have their own works successfully published.
Aeternitas 2011 Presents: From Fandom to Fiction- 2 Authors Share Their Experiences as Writers and Fans
With Leanna Renee Hieber; Author of The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
Violet Haberdasher; Author of Knightley Academy
This will be a ticketed event. Tickets will cost $25 and include lunch. All profits from the keynote will be going to the convention charities, The Lung Cancer Alliance and the Harry Potter Alliance.
The keynote luncheon will be on Friday April 29th from 12 pm- 2 pm. It will include a Q&A and a signing session with both authors. Copies of their books will be available for purchase at the keynote and during the rest of the convention.
The keynote luncheon includes a wrap station featuring the following premade wraps and sides:
Turkey, Cranberry, Boursin, Shredded Lettuce, Tomato.
Chicken Salad w/ Dried Cranberries.
Vegetarian w/ Hummus.
Sliced Italian Meats, Provolone Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato.
Hamm, Swiss, Mustard & Lettuce.
Potato Salad, Garden Salad, and Potato Chips.
Chef's Choice Dessert
Water, Iced Tea, and Coffee
Please note that if you indicated any dietary restrictions on your registration that have not been addressed by this selection, you will be provided with a separate plated meal- we will be contacting you in regards to this no later than the 20th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leanna Renee Hieber
Award winning, nationally bestselling author, actress, and playwright, Leanna graduated with a BFA in Theatre, focus in the Victorian Era and a scholarship to London. She has adapted works of 19th century literature for the stage and her one-act plays have been produced around the country. Her novella Dark Nest won the 2009 Prism Award for excellence in Futuristic, Fantasy or Paranormal Romance. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker , first in the Strangely Beautiful series of gothic Victorian fantasy novels, hit Barnes & Noble and Borders's bestseller lists, won the 2010 Prism Awards for Best Fantasy and Best First Book, and has been optioned for a musical theatre production currently in progress. Leanna's upcoming Victorian paranormal series set in 1880s New York City, Magic Most Foul , releases on 11/11 from Sourcebooks Teen Fire. A member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers, she is the RWA NYC 2010 Author of the Year. Member of actors' unions AEA, SAG and AFTRA, Leanna works often in film and television. A devotee of ghost stories, goth clubs and Occlumency, Leanna resides in NYC with her real-life hero and beloved rescued lab rabbit Persebunny. A loyal member of Slytherin House, Leanna is passionate about improving Slytherin public relations policies.
Violet Haberdasher is the pen name of 24-year-old YouTuber and social media personality Robyn Schneider, who has written and produced videos for Doctor Who Online and NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program. Robyn published her debut novel at age 20 and was contracted for six books with major publishing houses by the time she graduated from Columbia University. Her Knightley Academy series follows the adventures of the first three commoners accepted at an elite boarding school for knights in a dystopian version of Victorian England. Critics have drawn comparisons to J.M. Barrie, J.K. Rowling, and Lemony Snicket, and the second book in the series, entitled The Secret Prince, is due out in June. Film rights are currently being packaged with producer Andrew Panay, and foreign editions will be published shortly. A Sherlock Holmes enthusiast and recovering mad scientist, Robyn resides in New York City, where she can often be seen wearing her Gryffindor scarf on the subway, in search of the perfect coffee shop.
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