Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo 2020

Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo
April 18-19, 2020
Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL

The 2020 Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo is right around the corner!!!

ABOUT THE EXPO:

I am so excited about this year’s Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo at the VBC. This year is the 5th annual expo and it, like all the years in the past, will be bigger and better than last year. This year, there will be more guests, more cosplay, more gaming, and most likely a surprise or two! I’ve attended as an author all but one year and I can’t wait to be there this year. I hope you’ll visit my table and pick up a copy or two of my books. Remember, books make great gifts. 🙂

COSPLAY:

Cosplay is a staple at the Expo, and one of my favorite parts. Coming from a theatre and film background, I love seeing all the amazing costumes. Embrace your inner-geek, and celebrate your fandom by dressing up or just coming out to enjoy those that do.

Visit Me!

Every year I host an author booth where I sell autographed copies of my books. I’d love to see you there this year!

2020 Guests

Below is just a handful of the guests you’ll enjoy at this year’s expo… expo website for more details and to find a full list of guests.

Go to the HSV EXPO Website to get a full list of guests.

2020 Pitch Contests

If you’re an author looking to pitch your story to agents, you need to check out the 2020 Pitch Contest Calendar below! Enter these Pitch Parties or Blog contests for a chance to have an Agent consider and/or critique your work!

Upcoming 2020 Pitch Contests

Feb 1-29 — 10th Annual Pitchapalooza – hosted by The Book Doctors

Feb 12-14 — Sweetheart Pitchfest – hosted by SavvyAuthors

Feb 14 — #KissPitch Twitter Pitch Event for Romance and Women’s Fiction – hosted by All The Kissing

Feb 20 — #PBPitch Twitter Party – hosted by PBPitch

Feb 27 – #FaithPitch Twitter Pitch Party for Christian Books – hosted by FaithPitch

Mar 5 — #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party – hosted by PitchWars

Mar 9-13 — Pass or Pages Query Contest – hosted by Operation Awesome

Apr 22 – #DVPit Twitter Pitching Event – Children/YA – hosted by DVPit

Apr 23 – #DVPit Twitter Pitching Event – Adult – hosted by DVPit

Apr 23 – #DVArt Twitter Pitching Event – Illustrators – hosted by DVPit

June 4 — #PitMad Twitter Ptich Party – hosted by PitchWars

June 8-12 — Pass or Pages Query Contest – hosted by Operation Awesome

Sept 3 — #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party – hosted by PitchWars

Oct 5-9 — Pass or Pages Query Contest – hosted by Operation Awesome

Dec 3 — #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party – hosted by PitchWars

2020 Academy Award Winners

The 92nd Academy Awards are over and the winners have all been announced. Which ones surprised you the most? Who did you hope would win, but didn’t? Who were you happiest to see take home an Oscar?

PARASITE

Best Picture

Best Director – Bong Joon Ho

Best Original Screenplay – Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

International Feature Film

JOKER

Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix

Original Score – Hildur Guonadottir

JUDY

Best Actress – Renee Zellweger

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Supporting Actor – Brad Pitt

Production Design

MARRIAGE STORY

Supporting Actress – Laura Dern

Jojo Rabbit

Adapted Screenplay – Taika Waititi

1917

Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins

Sound Mixing – Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy

Ford vs. Ferrari

Film Editing – Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

Sound Editing – Donald Sylvester

TOY STORY 4

Animated Feature

AMERICAN FACTORY

Best Documentary

LITTLE WOMEN

Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran

BOMBSHELL

Makeup and hairstyling – Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker

ROCKETMAN

Original Song – “I’m Gonna Love Me Again

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WAR ZONE IF YOU’RE A GIRL

Documentary (Short Subject)

HAIR LOVE

Short Film (Animated)

THE NEIGHBOR’S WINDOW

Short Film (Live Action


#Theredheadedauthor Presents the February 2020 New York Times TOP 10 Best Sellers – YOUNG ADULT

As an avid reader of fiction (and an author who one day hopes to make the list) I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE checking out the New York Times Best Seller list. So, here it is… The independently ranked top 10 Young Adult selections for February 2020!

If you’ve read any of the TOP 10 selections and recommend them, please comment below and let me know. If you see something you like and plan to pick up a copy, you can do so by clicking on the cover image, the title or the [BUY IT HERE] button.

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#1 One of Use Is Next

by Karen M. McManus

In this sequel to “One of Us Is Lying,” a deadly game of truth or dare via text now plagues the students of Bayview High. 


#2 The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer killer her friend. 


#3 Children of Virtue and Vengeance

by Tomi Adeyemi

Zelie must stop the threat of civil war in Orisha.


#4 Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi

Zelie fights to restore magic to the land of Orisha.


#5 One of Us is Lying

by Karen M. McManus

For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.


#6 Five Feet Apart

by Rachael Lippincott

Stella and Will are in love, but they can’t get within five feet of each other.


#7 Infinity Son

by Adam Silvera

Twin brothers are caught up in a war between the magical Spell Walkers and Blood Casters.


#8 The Fountains of Silence

by Ruta Sepetys

During the fascist rule of Spain, Ana and Daniel’s romance blooms amid the turmoil


#9 The Night Country

by Melissa Albert

After escaping the Hinterland to New York City, Alice must now find out who is behind a string of ex-story murders.


#10 Wayward Son

by Rainbow Rowell

Simon, Penny and Baz head to America where they find trouble.


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#Theredheadedauthor Presents the February 2020 New York Times TOP 10 Best Sellers – FICTION

As an avid reader of fiction (and an author who one day hopes to make the list) I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE checking out the New York Times Best Seller list. So, here it is… The independently ranked top 10 Fiction selections for February 2020!

If you’ve read any of the TOP 10 selections and recommend them, please comment below and let me know. If you see something you like and plan to pick up a copy, you can do so by clicking on the [BUY IT HERE] button.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


#1 Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.


#2 The Outsider

by Stephen King

A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy’s body is found.


#3 One Good Deed

by David Baldacci

A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.


#4 Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

A South Carolina Lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.


#5 The Tattooist of Auschwitz

by Heather Morris

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.


#6 The Overstory

by Richard Powers

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Nine people drawn to trees for different reasons fight for the last of the remaining acres of virgin forest.


#7 The River Murders

by James Patterson and James O. Born

Three thrillers: “Hidden,” “Malicious” and “Malevolent.”


#8 The Woman in the Window

by A.J. Finn

A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.


#9 Sword of Destiny

by Andrzej Sapkowski

In a collection of short stories, Geralt the Witcher battles monsters and demons.


#10 The Wives

by Tarryn Fisher

A woman discovers something disturbing about her polygamist husband.


When you purchase a book using a link on this site, I earn an affiliate commission. All commission earnings go back into funding my books; editing, cover design, etc.