Shannon Muir: Author of Mystery, Genre Fiction, and Animation

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Shannon Muir Talks Social Media and Fandom at Long Beach Comic Expo 2017!

After her appearance moderating a panel last Fall at LosCon on Social Media and Fandom with a diverse group of panelists, Shannon Muir tackles the subject of Social Media and Fandom in a solo presentation on Sunday, February 19th, 2017,  from 2:30 to 3:30 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center as part of Long Beach Comic Expo.

Questions raised during the presentation will include what impact the rapid explosion of social media outlets had on science fiction and fantasy fandom, and if it brings more fans together or scatter them into specialized groups. She’ll also touch on the history of how social media changed the way fans interact, and how fans can (and do) leverage social media to show off their writing, art, costuming, and more.

Shannon Muir’s background comes from becoming a pro through the fan community, originally becoming known as one of the forerunners of the VOLTRON online fandom by starting one of the earliest fan sites. She made her way from eastern Washington State to Los Angeles, California, where she would work on the production staffs of memorable animated shows like INVADER ZIM and EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS, be involved in website production with NEOPETS and its closed sister property PETPET PARK, and as an author she’s written not only short stories and textbooks on animation but been chosen as one of two Western writers for the original Japanese production of MIDNIGHT HORROR SCHOOL. More recently, she’s appeared several times on the podcast LET’S VOLTRON.

To find out more, visit the website for Long Beach Comic Expo.

Shannon Muir to Now Appear on Seven Panels at LosCon 43!

Shannon Muir will now be on seven panels at LOSCON 43. Please come to hear her speak or meet her in person! LOSCON is run by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, the world’s oldest, continuously active science-fiction and fantasy club founded in 1934. Shannon appeared on several panels several years ago for LOSCON 36 and really looks forward to making a return appearance.

LOSCON 43 will take place November 25-27th, 2016 (Thanksgiving weekend) at the LAX Marriott.

Here are the announced panels with what are the proposed dates and times, as Shannon has most recently been informed, but bear in mind this information is subject to change. Currently, it appears most panels will be on Friday, but Shannon Muir will be in attendance for all three days and looks forward to meeting folks.

Click the headline of each section to see the full list of announced panels for each topic area:

FAN CULTURE

*JUST ADDED – WEBSITE NOT YET UP TO DATE*

Title: The Path to Fandom
Description: The ways in which the relationship between creator and fandom have changed due to the sudden availability of creators and community on social media and how it has affected the way media is created, consumed and distributed…
Participants: Kevin Roche, Gregg Castro, Shannon Muir

Category: Fan culture

Date, Time, and Room: FRI 13:00 Saint Louis 


 

Title: Reboots, Reimagining and Fandom
Description: In recent years, fan favorite properties such as STAR TREK, VOLTRON, and others have received revivals that re-envisioned the concepts to varying degrees. What are the impacts on fandom, old and new?
Participants: Shannon Muir, Daryl Frazetti, Laurie Tom, Steve Frankel, Aviya Amir

Date, Time, and Room: FRI 16:00 Boston 


Title: Social Media and Fandom
Description: What impact has the rapid explosion of social media outlets had on science fiction and fantasy fandom? Does it bring more fans together or scatter them into specialized groups? Are some forms of social media more effective than others? A diverse panel shares their thoughts and experiences.
Participants: Shannon Muir, Taliesin Jaffe, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Joyce McCarthy, Mark Oshiro

Date, Time, and Room: FRI 17:30 Boston 

SCIENCE FICTION

Title: Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcasts
Description: Join our panelists for a discussion of the most popular Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcasts available today. Come learn and share favorites for listening to stories, reviews, advice for writers, and Science Fiction and Fantasy culture.
Participants: Shannon Muir, Laura Pearlman, S.B. Divya

Date, Time, and Room: FRI 21:00 Scottsdale 


Title: Where is my flying car?! Asks a New Generation
Description: Science fiction promised us the stars in the 21st century… well, we’re here and I don’t even own a single jetpack! What gives? In this panel, we’ll talk about all the sci-fi technology that didn’t happen and the ones that, surprisingly, did.
Participants: Victor Frost, S.B. Divya, Chris Holcomb, Shannon Muir

Date, Time, and Room: SAT 16:00 Chicago 

GAMING

Title: The Evolution of Gaming: What Next?
Description: From tabletop and RPG, from console to handheld, from PBM to the MMOG, to newer trends like augmented and virtual reality, let’s discuss the rich history of gaming and where the future might go.
Participants: Shannon Muir, Taliesin Jaffe

Date, Time, and Room: SUN 14:30 Atlanta

 

Title: Book Blogs: Are they Shaping How We Find New Reads?
Description: Bloggers appear to be making impact with their social media influence in a variety of areas. Are they having any influence on people discovering new reads in the science fiction, fantasy, and related genres, or not? This discussion tackles the topic from a variety of angles.
Participants: Shannon Muir, Aviya Amir

Date, Time, and Room: FRI 14:30 Boston 

Shannon Muir Returns to “LET’S VOLTRON” Podcast!

Catch Shannon Muir as she and Todd Mathy join the “Let’s Voltron” podcast team to review episode 9 of the new VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER series, “Crystal Venom”!

Shannon Muir to Appear at LosCon 43!

Following up on a panel appearance earlier this year at LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO, Shannon Muir will be on six panels at LOSCON 43. Please come to hear her speak or meet her in person! LOSCON is run by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, the world’s oldest, continuously active science-fiction and fantasy club founded in 1934. Shannon appeared on several panels several years ago for LOSCON 36 and really looks forward to making a return appearance.

LOSCON 43 will take place November 25-27th, 2016 (Thanksgiving weekend) at the LAX Marriott.

Specific dates and times have yet to be announced (and all are subject to change) but here are the announced panels, click the headline of each section to see the full list of announced panels for each topic area:

FAN CULTURE

Title: Reboots, Reimagining and Fandom
Description: In recent years, fan favorite properties such as STAR TREK, VOLTRON, and others have received revivals that re-envisioned the concepts to varying degrees. What are the impacts on fandom, old and new?
Participants: Shannon Muir, Daryl Frazetti, Laurie Tom, Steve Frankel, Aviya Amir


Title: Social Media and Fandom
Description: What impact has the rapid explosion of social media outlets had on science fiction and fantasy fandom? Does it bring more fans together or scatter them into specialized groups? Are some forms of social media more effective than others? A diverse panel shares their thoughts and experiences.
Participants: Shannon Muir, Taliesin Jaffe, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Joyce McCarthy, Mark Oshiro

SCIENCE FICTION

Title: Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcasts
Description: Join our panelists for a discussion of the most popular Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcasts available today. Come learn and share favorites for listening to stories, reviews, advice for writers, and Science Fiction and Fantasy culture.
Participants: Shannon Muir, Laura Pearlman, S.B. Divya


Title: Where is my flying car?! Asks a New Generation
Description: Science fiction promised us the stars in the 21st century… well, we’re here and I don’t even own a single jetpack! What gives? In this panel, we’ll talk about all the sci-fi technology that didn’t happen and the ones that, surprisingly, did.
Participants: Victor Frost, S.B. Divya, Chris Holcomb, Shannon Muir

GAMING

Title: The Evolution of Gaming: What Next?
Description: From tabletop and RPG, from console to handheld, from PBM to the MMOG, to newer trends like augmented and virtual reality, let’s discuss the rich history of gaming and where the future might go.
Participants: Shannon Muir, Taliesin Jaffe

 

Title: Book Blogs: Are they Shaping How We Find New Reads?
Description: Bloggers appear to be making impact with their social media influence in a variety of areas. Are they having any influence on people discovering new reads in the science fiction, fantasy, and related genres, or not? This discussion tackles the topic from a variety of angles.
Participants: Shannon Muir, Aviya Amir

 

Lots to look forward to in November 2016!

Several big announcements on the horizon are coming up for November 2016! Keep checking back!

Status of Upcoming Projects – August 2016

Stay tuned to this webpage for more information about upcoming releases from PRO SE PRESS as information becomes available from the publisher. Actual release dates depend on the publisher’s schedule, but there are several short stories in the queue waiting to become part of anthologies.

In the meantime, I’m also writing new material and hope to share news on those projects as well.

Shannon Muir Discusses Her Writing Path at MARILYN’S MUSINGS

Shannon Muir discusses her writing path in this piece for MARILYN’S MUSINGS.

Shannon Muir talks FAVORITES, FAILURES, AND FRUSTRATIONS

Shannon Muir discusses how the “failures” of bumps in the road had their silver linings in this piece for FAVORITES, FAILURES, AND FRUSTRATIONS.

Shannon Muir Appears On LET’S VOLTRON PODCAST to Talk WONDERCON panel

Did you know Shannon Muir has a passion for animation and animation writing, as well as mystery fiction? Find out more about her history and background and how it all ties together in episode 56 of the LET’S VOLTRON podcast, where she is one of two guests commenting on the Wondercon panel for VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER: http://www.letsvoltron.com/56

SHANNON MUIR to Appear at LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO 2016!

The programming schedule for #LBCE16 Long Beach Comic Expo is up! See everything it has to offer, including Shannon Muir’s panel appearance author Kevin Paul Shaw Broden on Sunday the 21st from 1-2 PM, talking about their “Adventures in New Pulp”!

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