Artist / Fabricator / Musician / Panelist Guest / Writer
Melinda is an arts educator with a wide variety of interests and hobbies. She is a teacher- trainer with the Arkansas A+ program of arts integration. She brings children and teachers into the world of castles or log cabins, providing hands-on experiences to bring history alive. Hobbies included spinning and handweaving. Her published writings include non-fiction, a magazine column on traditional herbal use, and a number of short stories. She hopes to get a story published in almost every genre possible. So far she’s made it in alternative history, paranormal, horror, Steampunk, fantasy, and political fiction. She is currently working on a poetry chapbook, several short stories and hopefully someday, she will have that fantasy novel finished . . .
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2
Borrow a tune and change the words using your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and nerdy topics. Learn tips and techniques for writing your own filk songs, featuring favorite filk examples. Audience participation encouraged!
Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A
What's in a Nom de Plume?
Why do many authors use a pen name? To hide identity, or to change genres while escaping reader expectations based on the name alone? When is it a good business decision, and how do you go about choosing that new identity?