Thursday, November 15, 2012

FaerieCon—East and West

This is faerie week at the Speculative Salon. I’m fascinated by all types of magical lore. Admittedly, I’m much more knowledgeable about witches, wizards, and dragons, but am eager to learn more about faerie legends. Many books on my TBR list include fae worlds. Venturing into those lands, I feel a bit overwhelmed at the huge numbers of different types of sprites, changelings, brownies, kelpies, goblins, gnomes, elves, and pixies…not to mention habetrots, gwyillions, hobmen, henkies, and shellycoats.

I have a stack of references on faeries, along with most every other magical being, but seem to need more. In my internet search, I was pleased to discover two FaerieCons, East and West, that look fascinating.Several authors I want to explore are featured.

This year’s FaerieCon East just took place, November 9-11 in Baltimore. The sixth annual event provided the largest gathering of faerie artists and authors in the world. The FaerieCon universe includes fantasy, steampunk, goth, and metaphysics genres.

The author list included (some may have had travel issues due to hurricane Sandy):
Amal El-Mohtar
Annette Curtis Klause
Aprilynne Pike
Carolyn Turgeon
Christopher Penczak
DC Grace
Delia Sherman
Ellen Kushner
Julie Kagawa
Melissa Marr
Raven Grimassi
Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi
Terri Windling
Tiffany Trent


Although that Con has just passed, there is FaerieCon West happening February 22-24th in Seattle. The artist and author list:
Amy Brown
Charles de Lint
Julie Kagawa
Raven Grimassi
Sibelle Stone (Deborah Schneider)
Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi


I’m wondering if any of our readers have been to either of these Cons. If so, what were your experiences?

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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance: Book One, SEEKING A SCRIBE, Book Two, HERITAGE AVENGED, and Book Three, LOST VOLUMES. She has also authored the Ciel's Legacy series, with fast action mermaid/pirate storylines: TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE and TORTUGA TREASURE.  For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.

1 comment:

Ella Gray said...

They both look amazing, too bad they are so far from where I live. I'd be tempted to go to Seattle just for Charles de Lint :)

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