Big news here from the land of Charming: one of my alter-egos, John Peck, has been invited to speak on a panel at the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) about fairy tales. He joins some really talented authors, including Shannon Hale (creator of the Ever After High series) and another Voyager Impulse author, Katherine Harbour (author of Thorn Jack), among others, to discuss how we go about reimagining well-known fairy tales into new stories. If you are going to be at SDCC stop by, and if you let us know in advance, John will make a point of looking out for you. As always, we live for our readers.
Panel Name: Fairy Tale Remix
Date/Time: Thursday, 7/24/14, 12:00p.m. 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Descriptions: Toto, I’ve a feeling these aren’t our typical fairy tales… From cyborg Cinderellas to swashbuckling pirates, fairy tales are just full of possibilities for retelling and reimagining. A fantastic line up of authors will discuss how they take very well-known stories (such as Rapunzel, The Wizard of Oz, Tam Lin) and remix them for a new audience, and how they create their very own fairy tales! Moderated by Shannon Hale (Ever After High series), this panel featuring Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles), Katherine Harbour (Thorn Jack), John Peck (Charming Series), Cornelia Funke (Mirrorworld Series), Tony DiTerlizzi (Search for WondLa), Ben Tripp (The Accidental Highwayman), and Danielle Page (Dorothy Must Die) will give insight to the fairy tales of old, and new!