ClexaCon 2018 -- On My Way!

Me? 

Waiting for my third flight in less than 24 hours?

More likely than you think. Why?

BOOK TOUR!!!!

 My April book tour events! San Diego (Mysterious Galaxy Books, April 2nd at 7:00pm) -- Oakland (Laurel Book Store, April 4th, 6:30pm) -- Las Vegas (Clexa Con, April 6th-8th).

My April book tour events! San Diego (Mysterious Galaxy Books, April 2nd at 7:00pm) -- Oakland (Laurel Book Store, April 4th, 6:30pm) -- Las Vegas (Clexa Con, April 6th-8th).

This book tour has been incredible. I'll write more about it on the flip side -- I'm excited to share stories and videos (including me driving a remote control BB8 around my friend's living room floor -- it was amazing) and things I've learned with you!

But for now, a little bit of what's next: CLEXACON!!!!

First up, the panel on mental health and poor queer representation in the media! I'm so honored to be joining the brilliant folks I'll be joining, including one of my favorite authors, CB Lee!  

  from the ClexaCon site: Poor Queer Representation in the Media and How it Affects Mental Health   We love our queer characters. We see ourselves in them, we empathise with their lives. With the limited representation we have on screen, it is inevitable that we bond on a deep, emotional level with these characters. When they are happy, we are. But when they are, frequently, put through one harrowing event after another, it can affect the viewer deeper than we may realize. Explore the ties between Queer representation in the media and how it affects mental health.  Panelists: Zara Barrie, Nikki Daurio, CB Lee, Jenn Polish, Annie Segarra, Eden Trevino

from the ClexaCon site: Poor Queer Representation in the Media and How it Affects Mental Health

We love our queer characters. We see ourselves in them, we empathise with their lives. With the limited representation we have on screen, it is inevitable that we bond on a deep, emotional level with these characters. When they are happy, we are. But when they are, frequently, put through one harrowing event after another, it can affect the viewer deeper than we may realize. Explore the ties between Queer representation in the media and how it affects mental health.

Panelists: Zara Barrie, Nikki Daurio, CB Lee, Jenn Polish, Annie Segarra, Eden Trevino

Next up, also on Friday in the Sylvia Rivera Room, but this time at 6:00pm, the Sapphic Fan Fiction panel!! It shall be amazing and comb through the different reasons we write wlw fan fic, how it's changed us, and how it heals us.

When I'm not on my panels, you can catch me at Booth 405, where I'll be selling and signing my books and LUNAV merch by the incredible @solaert!!!

I cannot wait -- see you there! And, if you can't be there in person, don't worry: there will be videos and photos and remember -- you aren't alone and you are so loved, wherever you are right now!