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Naples Author to Serve on Panel and Lead Workshop at August 4th Event
(July 18, 2007 – Naples, FL) Naples-based author M. B. Weston will be participating as a panelist at BabelCon 2007 at the West Baton Rouge Conference Center on Saturday, August 4, 2007 in Baton Rouge, LA. BabelCon is a presentation of the Science and Engineering Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to Science education using Science Fiction media. Between 500-600 people are expected to attend this year’s event, where Weston will participate on a Question and Answer panel about writing and publishing. She will also lead a workshop entitled “Making Make-Believe Believable” and will discuss everything a writer needs to think about when writing fantasy and Science Fiction. Weston will also be available for book signing during the one-day event.
Some of this year’s BabelCon’s guests include actor Robert O’Reilly, who played Klingon Chancellor Gowron on Star Trek; actress Lee Meriwether, who played Catwoman in the original Batman movie and currently on All My Children,; Vaudeville performer Bob May, the original Lost in Space Robot; and Lesley Aletter, a stunt woman that has appeared in many Sci-Fi movies, including Starship Troopers and Galaxy Quest and Miguel Rodriguez, NASA’s Director of the Operational Systems Engineering Office.
“I’m honored to have been chosen as a panelist and excited to be included with such distinguished guests as Robert O’Reilly, Lee Meriwether and Deborah LeBlanc,” says M. B. Weston.
In addition to M. B. Weston, who is the author of “A Prophecy Forgotten,” BabelCon’s discussion panelists also include T.A. Chafin and Polly Luttrull, authors of "The Nitpickers Guide to Star Wars"; horror author Deborah LeBlanc; Dungeons & Dragons game author Randy Richards; former editor for Marvel and DC Comics (as well as a Star Trek novel author), Bob Greenberger; and award-winning Sci-Fi poet Robin Mayhall plus Bob Greenberger who will provide comments on movies, books and TV.
There are many shows planned, such as live rocket demonstrations, The Bedlam Bards’ Renaissance folk music, a Sci-Fi & Fantasy art show, a Pirates of the Caribbean interactive show, a day-long medieval Knighting Ceremony performed by the Acadiana Medieval Faire, martial arts demonstrations, and live action role playing games. For more information, go online to www.BabelCon.org.
A Prophecy Forgotten is the first in the Elysian Chronicles trilogy. It’s a Tolkein-meets-Clancy fantasy novel about guardian angel warfare and treason that embodies the themes of faith, hope and living according to your purpose through the fantasy fiction story of Davian, a battle-hardened major in the special operations division of the cherubian military. While Davian is on assignment deep in enemy territory, he is called and sent to Earth to guard seven-year-old Tommy – a boy who has been prophesied to save Earth. Tommy is just trying to survive the second grade, persecution from bullies and the strain of his parent’s divorce. He has no idea he could be the chosen one, or of the spiritual forces at work surrounding him.
Her next book, Out of the Shadows: Book II of the Elysian Chronicles, will be available in December 2007. "A Prophecy Forgotten" (ISBN-10: I-59507-I69-5; ISBN-13: 978-159507-169-9) is available now.
Weston is also available for book signings or speaking engagements. M. B. Weston can be reached at 239-821-3769, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online by visiting www.elysianchronicles.com.