"Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire is Transforming Genre Fiction" Paul Goat Allen, BN Explorations.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Our Schedule in 2014

Another Broken Egg Cafe
1121 Market Center Dr.
Morrisville, NC 27560
We will be reading from Vampire Empire as well as our new fantasy trilogy coming from Del Rey Books in 2015!

Wake Technical Community College North Campus
Raleigh, NC
We will be teaching a seminar on collaboration in writing. There are lots of other speakers and teachers at this conference too. Check out their website for registration information.

May 13 - 18 -- RT Booklovers Convention
Marriott Hotel, Canal St.
New Orleans, LA
The annual huge gathering of readers and writers of many different genres. We will be speaking on collaboration and participating in a workshop on writing comics. We also will be signing at the gigantic book fair on Saturday!

June 20 - 22 -- HeroesCon
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC
We're thrilled to be back at one of the greatest comic book conventions in the country!

June 27 - 29 -- Contemporal
North Raleigh Hilton
Raleigh, NC
The Carolinas own steampunk convention!

Aug. 29 - Sept. 1 -- DragonCon
Atlanta, GA
The celebration of awesomeness and weirdness that is DragonCon! We'll be sitting in at various panels, various autographings, and various bars.

Nov. 1 - 2 -- Writer's Workshop @ Your Library 2014
Cumberland County Public Library
300 Maiden Ln., Fayetteville, NC
We will be teaching a workshop on various aspects of genre writing.

This is our schedule so far. There may be more events added later!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Vampire Empire: The (Dream) Movie

Is this your Dream Cast?

One of our Vampire Empire readers created a couple of cool graphics with her suggestions for the cast of the movie version of the series. What do you think?

Thanks Lynda Dover!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

RT Book Reviews article

We talk about how comics brought us together, and how we still love them.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

DragonCon 2013 Schedule

Here's where we'll be (so far anyway...more events may be added later!)

Title: The Perfect Blend: The Mixing of Genres Within Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss how Urban Fantasy successfully incorporates a variety of genres
Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: International BC - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: D.B. Jackson, Clay and Susan Griffith, Cherie Priest, Samantha Sommersby, Jana Oliver, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro)

Title: Vampires vs. Werewolves
Description: Which is more awesome: vampires or werewolves? Dear reader, you must choose a side in this hilarious debate.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Lucienne Diver, Mari Mancusi, M. B. Weston, Bonnie Kunzel, Debbie ViguiƩ, Davey Beauchamp, Susan Griffith)

Title: That's Write, Pardner: Collaboration
Description: Writing with a partner: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Embassy D-F - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: J. Nye, Dr. B. Blackwood, N. Knight, Clay Griffith)

Title: Reading - Clay and Susan Griffith
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Roswell - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Clay and Susan Griffith)

Title: Signing - Clay and Susan Griffith
Time: Sat 1:00 pm Location: The Tattered Cover - 2604, 2505, 2507 - Floor 2 of the Americasmart

Decatur Book Festival
Title: Dragon*Con Comes to the Book Festival: A Panel of Pyr Authors
Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:15 pm Location: Marriott Conference Center, Ballroom A, Decatur, GA
(Tentative Panelists: Joel Shepherd; Clay & Susan Griffith)
This event is not at DragonCon, but at nearby Decatur!

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: International Hall South - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Georgia McBride, Clay and Susan Griffith)

Title: Vampires in YA
Description: There are legions of vampires in YA. Let's discuss the diversity of this fang-tastic genre.
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Clay and Susan Griffith, Bonnie Kunzel, Lucienne Diver, Mari Mancusi, Juliet Dark)

Title: Monster to Lover: Vampire Variations in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss the wide range of portrayals within the genre
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: International BC - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Clay and Susan Griffith, Samantha Sommersby, S. M. Stirling, Cherie Priest, Linda Robertson, James R. Tuck)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

RT Booklovers Convention

Here's our schedule for Kansas City, May 1-4, 2013

We attended our first RT Convention last year in Chicago and enjoyed it so much, we're back this year! RT is a terrific convention run by and attended by people who love books. If you're going to be there, here is where you can find us.

Wed. 2:30-3:30:     Steampunk Sojourn: Intro to Steampunk
                                   (Mezzanine, Chouteau A)
Wed. 5:00-6:00:     Vampire: Blood Light - vampires w/humor
                                   (Mezzanine, Empire A)

Thur. 11:15-12:15:  Comics: Creators Share Secrets
                                    (Mezzanine, Fremont)
Thur. 1:30-2:30:      Steampunk Tea
                                    (Ballroom, Chicago A)
Thur. 4:00-6:00:      Ebook, Indie, Graphic Novel Expo

Sat. 11:00-2:00:      Giant Bookfair

We are really excited to be back at RT. It is a great convention and we hope to meet both fans and new readers of Vampire Empire!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

More Love for The Greyfriar

Check out the new issue of BTSeMag

The Chris McGrath cover still looks good!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Music and Vampire Empire

A Vampire Empire Playlist

A reader, Carol Stucchi Molinari, recently posted on the Facebook page about a song that made her think of Vampire Empire.
Linkin Park New Divide

So we started thinking...

What songs make you think of Greyfriar and Adele or the world of Vampire Empire? Post some suggestions or links here and we'll collect some and present them in a future post!

You can post in comments below or go to the Facebook page.
Vampire Empire Facebook page

Here's one from us. Jupiter from Holst's The Planets. We used it in the book trailer for The Greyfriar. And we used it in our wedding at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh...so there's a natural connection there.


Maybe it will inspire someone to compose The Greyfriar opera from The Kingmakers!

By the way, here's another awesome music video dedicated to The Greyfriar made by Rosette Doyle

Rosette Doyle's Greyfriar trailer