Ask the Authors

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Our multi-published, professional Featured Literary Guests, moderated by Leanna Renee Hieber, facilitate a community driven discussion about publishing, answering questions on process and product, craft and advice on living your best creative life.   Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning bestselling author of […]

Small Press and Indie Publishing: Advice and Strategy

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Panelists discuss the pros and cons of independent and small press publishing in a competitive marketplace.   Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale […]

Writing Steampunk 101

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Literary Guests facilitate a how-to about the process and pitfalls of writing in the genre.   Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of […]

Lit Track After Dark: Ghost Stories!

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Our Esteemed Lit Track Guests tell a real or fictionalghost story and discuss what keeps us hooked on tales of the dead!   Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful […]

Read Your Favorite Page!

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Robyn Bennis, Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Our Esteemed Lit Track Guests read a few titillating tidbits from their latest projects, guaranteed to whet appetites and ignite the mind!   Robyn Bennis. author of The Guns Above and By Fire Above, has a colorful scientific background with research and development involving human gene expression, neural connectomics, […]

Robyn Bennis Feature Hour

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Robyn Bennis & Leanna Renee Hieber Join Steampunk Symposium Resident Author, actress and Leanna Renee Hieber for a joyful, lively discussion with our Featured Literary guest Robyn Bennis, acclaimed author of Tor’s The Guns Above series. A Q&A will feature writing advice, insights into process, creative tips and a book […]

Feature Hour with Maurice Broaddus

  Feature Hour with Literary Guest of Honor Maurice Broaddus – It all started with a bit of a joke called Pimp my Airship… Join Literary Track director Leanna Renee Hieber as she presents a vitally important voice in Steampunk and Fantasy fiction. From the critically acclaimed Buffalo Soldier to discussing his latest works in […]

Writing in Other Mediums: Playwrighting, Journalism and more

  Our literary guests aren’t just fiction writers! Hear from award-winning playwrights, journalists and other media professionals as they tackle writing from many unique angles and answer your questions about writing for diverse markets. – Leanna Renee Hieber, Ashley Lauren Rogers, Diana Pho, Tee & Pip.   Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning […]

Feature Hour with Guests of Honor Tee Morris & Pip Ballantine

Join Literary Track director Leanna Renee Hieber as she interviews our Steampunk superstar guests about their history, the trajectory and legacy of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, their process across many fields and mediums, latest work and what’s next in their exciting worlds. A guided audience Q and A and signing opportunity included.   Philippa […]

Reading with Literary Guest of Honor Maurice Broaddus

  Reading with Literary Guest of Honor Maurice Broaddus – Acclaimed author of the Steampunk hit Buffalo Soldier with Tor Books and the unforgettable Pimp my Airship, the entertaining and engaging author of the Knights of the Breton Court series will read from fresh and/or upcoming work, share insights and discuss exciting new horizons. Q […]

Opening Ceremonies

Emilie P Bush hosts the Opening Ceremonies that mark the official start of the 2018 International Steampunk Symposium. Leanna Renee Hieber introduces the line up of guest authors. Peter Beerslayer and Don Dodson III introduce the line up of challenges in the 2018 Steampunk Olympiad, and our charity partner NAMI. Travis Fessler introduces the Symposium Entertainment […]