Michael R. Martin

Michael R. Martin

Panelist Guest / Writer

A native Oklahoman, Michael now calls Arizona home. He’s the co-creator and writer of Blood and Dust, Volume 1: The Life & Undeath of Judd Glenny and volume 2, Glenny Family Values. He also has the story “The Eyes of Yba’Sokug” in the new anthology Cthulhu Is Hard to Spell by Wannabe Press, illustrated by Jonathan Howard. During the day Mike manages a Virtual Reality development team. He relaxes with his wife Jeanne, and dogs Max and Sadie Mae, sometimes camping and mentoring through New Pathways for Youth.

Twitter: @bloodanddust

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloodanddustcomic/

Website: http://nightshadecomics.com/

Website: http://bloodanddustcomic.com/

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

New Ancestral Myths

Writers, artists, and editors discuss recent works which combine characters from ancient myths with modern themes, situations, and aesthetic trends in order to create stories about today's concerns with mythical resonance. What do they actually say about ourselves in the current moment?

Panelists: Mel. White, Lou Antonelli, Carolyn Kay, Michael R. Martin, Caleb Masters

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Art, Comics

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Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables


Panelists: Carolyn Kay, Michael R. Martin, Michelle Muenzler

Tracks: Autographs

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Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

The Three F's: Friends, Family, and Foes

Behind every main character is a cast of their friends, family, and foes. How do these relationships interact to improve the story?

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, Jan S. Gephardt, Michael R. Martin, Bradley H. Sinor, Tommy B. Smith

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer A

And the Killer Is…

From Psycho, to Citizen Kane, to TZ's "To Serve Man," what are your favorite "Gotcha!" moments in storytelling? Don't forget literature. Is a written twist harder than in the visual arts?

Panelists: Brian Trent, Mark Alfred, Michael R. Martin, Sue Sinor, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Writing & Publication

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

A Shift in Urban Fantasy

Werewolves and shifters have become ever more popular in UF. Authors describe their own werewolf or shifter characters, how they connect with their human side, and how that shapes the story.

Panelists: Steven E. Wedel, Lou Antonelli, Bekah June, Lee Killough, Michael R. Martin

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy

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