JOHN F. ALLEN TO APPEAR AT IMAGINARIUM 2015, SEPTEMBER 11th – 13th

Chris Garrison, RJ Sullivan and myself!

Chris Garrison, RJ Sullivan and myself!

Next weekend, starting on Friday, September 11th, I’ll be attending the Second Annual Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY. Last year’s event was an AWESOME TIME!. With Seventh Star Press as a major organizer and several Speculative Fiction Guild authors well represented, I’m anticipating bigger, better, and more fun than ever.

What is Imaginaruim? If you love movies, film, music and/or books and the people who create them, or you aspire to create your own works, and want an inspiring weekend training seminar, Imaginarium will be the place to be.

First of all, let’s get to a huge change over year one. The change that affects each and every one of you. The dealer’s room, crammed full of authors and vendors, will be FREE and OPEN to the public. To participate in the programming, you need to buy a one-day or weekend pass, but if you just want to shop for yourself or for people on that list that starts to become relevant very soon, you can come and go as you like, FREE OF CHARGE. Click here to see Imaginarium’s website to read all the details about location, passes, hotel, etc.

You’ll find me at a table with good buddies RJ Sullivan and Chris Garrison in the Seventh Star Press section. You’ll find my debut novel, The God Killers and my NEW novella, Codename: Knight Ranger (see below) available for purchase via cash or credit card ALL WEEKEND LONG (while supplies last)!

As always, autographs are FREE and worth every red cent you pay!

Here’s my price list:

TGK OFFICIAL COVER ART

The God Killers $15

KNIGHT RANGER POSTER ART 2

Codename: Knight Ranger (NEW) $5

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I’m on FIVE panels this year, my schedule:

Fri Sept 11, 7 pm in the Madison Room
Comics and the Silver Screen: Also with Glenn Porzig, RJ Sullivan, S.C. Houff, and T. Lee Harris

Sat Sept 12, 10 am in the Oldham Room
World Building: A Crash Course: also with Dave Creek, Mysti Parker, and Tara Tyler

Sat Sept 12, 1 pm in the Oldham Room
Race & Speculative Fiction: Also with Janie Franz, S.C. Houff, and Terri-Lynne Smiles

Sat Sept 12, 4 pm in the Oldham Room
Utilizing Local Settings in Urban Fantasy: Also with Chris Garrison, Georgia Jones, Selah Janel, and Tony Acree

Sat Sept 12, 7 pm in the Hancock Room
Comics Through the Ages: Also with Glenn Porzig, and S.C. Houff

Of course, you’re all coming just to see me, but you should know there’s dozens of panels for readers and writers, a movie screening room, a masquerade ball, and two free writer’s workshops. Hope to see you there! And if you can’t make it, follow my updates on Facebook throughout the weekend.

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Indiana Comic Con 2015

This past weekend of March 13th through March 15th, the 2nd Annual Indiana Comic Con 2015 occurred in downtown Indy and I was there! It was a GREAT selling day for The God Killers and a GREAT promotion day for my upcoming e-novella, Codename: Knight Ranger!

Indiana Comic Con 2015 Pic 7While I was there, I had the opportunity to meet with one of my writing idols, comics legend and brilliant writer, Denny O’Neil! I had the honor of getting a photo with him and he’s an exceptionally nice, warm and genuine human being.

One more thing checked off of my Bucket List!

This was my first time at this event as a vendor and I would highly recommend it for other speculative fiction authors. The atmosphere was ripe with plenty of genre readers and potential, future fans. Registration and set up was a breeze and the event was very well organized and HUGE!

I also had 5 Free, hand made nail polish by Akira Lacquer on sale as well, with colors inspired by The God Killers! Click the link above to learn more and see the variety of FABULOUS nail polishes available!

My friend, 2-time Indiana, karaoke champion, Frank Smith III was also on hand, selling his memoir, Confessions of a Karaoke Singer and promoting his brand, the K.N.O.W. (Karaoke Ninja Outlaw Warrior) Warrior!

Please check out more pics below!

I will definitely be attending Indiana Comic Con 2016…SEE YA THERE & REMEMBER TBIYTC!!!

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John F. Allen will be featured author and panelist at Imaginarium Convention

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This weekend is the first-ever Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY, a new type of creator/reader friendly convention, in which Seventh Star Press is front and center.

I’ll be in the Seventh Star Press section with my Indy author peeps R.J. Sullivan and Eric Garrison, selling The God Killers, my debut novel and Book I in a series and a NEW line of nail polish, brought to you by Akira Lacquer and inspired by characters from the novel. Most of the time you can find me in the Vendor’s Room and if not, I’ll be on a hand either moderating or sitting in on the following panels:

Friday 5:00 PM: The Big Reveal – Plot Twists are an important part of mystery writing. Ever wonder how to keep yours from sounding trite or goofy? Come talk to our experts about how they establish and reveal twists and turns in mystery settings without being corny. Moderator: Tony Acree Panelists: John F. Allen, Tommy Hancock, Christopher Kokoski.

Saturday 9:00 AM: The Evolution of Urban Fantasy – Panelists experienced in the growing Urban Fantasy genre talk about the evolution of the genre and how both their work and the work of their contemporaries fits into the grand scheme. Moderator: John F. Allen Panelists: Marcia Colette, Missa Dixon, Addie J. King.

Saturday 12:00 PM: Paranormal Romance vs. Urban Fantasy (M) – A common misconception among readers is that Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance are the same thing. While this can be true, there are very distinct differences between the two. Our authors discuss those similarities and differences to help you distinguish between them. Moderator: John F. Allen Panelists: Missa Dixon, Nicole Kurtz, Jettie Necole Angelia Sparrow, Pamela Turner.

Saturday 6:00 PM: Racial Lines in Romance (M) – Authors and editors discuss how to properly execute an interracial romance scene without being trite or offensive. Moderator: John F. Allen Panelists: Marcia Colette, Maddie James, Annie Jones, Nicole Kurtz, Kimberly Richardson.

Sunday 11:00 AM: Urban Fantasy: The Gateway Genre –  Let’s face it, Urban Fantasy is a huge trend and a growing portion of the Speculative Fiction realm. Our panelists discuss how the rise in Urban Fantasy has changed the sci-fi/fantasy landscape. Moderator: John F. Allen Panelists: Marcia Colette, Allan Gilbreath, Nicole Kurtz, Tim Waggoner.

Sunday 12:00 PM: Pulp Fiction 101 (M) – What is Pulp Fiction? This panel will cover the history of pulp writing and how today’s trends differ from the stories that started it. Moderator: John F. Allen Panelists: Earl Dean, Andrea Judy, Sean Taylor.

I expect this to be a GREAT weekend and I hope to see some of you there. REMEMBER TBIYTC!!!