Con-Volution 2016: The Age of Monsters

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-11-35-20-amThis weekend, Con-Volution is returning to the Hyatt Regency at SFO and it’s all about monsters. I can’t wait!

They’ve got me scheduled for an amazing SEVEN panels this year. I’m hoping I can keep my energy up to get through them all.

I won’t be sharing space with anyone in the Dealers Room, but if you would like a pick up one of my books from me, let me know.  I’ll be glad to bring some along.

When does Fanfic become Pro Work?
Friday 15:00 – 16:30, Boardroom IV
with Loren Rhoads (moderator), Shael Hawman, and Valerie Estelle Frankel

Not everything is Twilight! Where IS that line, and what do you do when it’s crossed?

Classic Scary Stories: Shelley, Poe, and others
Friday 17:00 – 18:30, SandPebble B (Hyatt Regency SFO)
with Chuck Serface (moderator), Tyler Hayes, Loren Rhoads, and Sarah Stegall

Looking back on some of the classics of literary monster-makers and scary storytellers.

The Monsters of Star Wars
Friday 21:00 – 22:30, SandPebble B (Hyatt Regency SFO)
with Stacy Meyn (moderator), Loren Rhoads, Drew Morris, JC Arkham, and Jean Batt

Some of them live in pits. Some of them have vast underwater cities. Some of them will keep you warm through a cold Hoth night — with a little prep. Share your enthusiasm for the monstrous element of Star Wars with us here!

Devilishly Daring: Demonic Monsters
Saturday 12:00 – 13:30, SandPebble D (Hyatt Regency SFO)
with Laurel Anne Hill (moderator), Chuck Serface, Loren Rhoads, Emerian Rich, and J. L. (Jim) Doty

We’ll discuss the devils, demons, succubi and lords of the underworld that feature in our genre fiction and media SO often- because we adore them!

Authors: Going to That Dark Place
Saturday 15:00 – 16:30, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)
with Fred Wiehe (moderator), Loren Rhoads, Melissa Snark, Deborah J. Ross, Margaret McGaffey Fisk, and Anne Bishop

If you want the monstrous element to be truly horrifying, you sometimes have to dig to a dark place to write it believably.

Sunday 10:00 – 11:30, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)
with Emerian Rich (moderator), J. Malcolm Stewart, Loren Rhoads, Laurel Anne Hill, and Sumiko Saulson

Meet and chat with the authors who comprise and find out more about their monster favorites!

The Monster is the Hero
Sunday 14:00 – 15:30, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)
with Ric Bretschneider (moderator), Jay Hartlove, Chad Peterman, Loren Rhoads, and Jean Batt

Panel discussion of our favorite bits of horror and genre material in which the monstrous element ends up being the hero, and Man is the enemy.

Here is the link to the overall schedule:

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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