Nancy and Belle Holder To Be Special Guests at GeekGirlCon!
New York Times Bestselling Author Nancy Holder and her coauthor and daughter, Belle Holder, have accepted GeekGirlCon’s invitation to appear as special guests. The Holders will attend the entire convention and are looking forward to a fantastic, stimulating weekend among their fellow geek girls.
The Holders have sold two short stories to DAW about a magical time-traveling mouse named Lightning Merriemouse-Jones. The team appears at SF cons and signs as a team for charity in the San Diego Comic-con’s California Browncoats booth.
Nancy Holder’s Wicked saga, co-written with Debbie Viguié, has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and been optioned by DreamWorks. She has also written dozens of episode guides, novels, short fiction, and essays in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville, Firefly, Saving Grace, and other “universes.” She has a new essay in Whedonistas: A Celebration the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them. She is also the writer on Moonstone’s Domino Lady comic book.
“Buffy turned 30 this year,” Nancy says “I wish she could come to GeekGirlCon to celebrate with us.”
Belle Holder’s application to exhibit at the San Francisco Maker Fair (May 21 and 22) has been approved, and she will attend. She was a contestant on American Inventor, and placed in the kids’ division at the Bubonicon masquerade dressed as a Stormtrooper photographer. She is currently participating in the San Diego City Science Fair, presenting her findings on cockroach navigation. She is crossing her fingers that she makes it and passes to State. She is also involved in gaming, costuming, model rocketry, filmmaking, and comic books.
“I’m really looking forward to GeekGirlCon,” Belle says. “I expect it will be geektastic!”
Belle even has a message about Geek Girls:
What a smart young woman! GeekGirlCon is thrilled to be able to feature the work of both her and her mom!
For more information about the Holders, or to schedule an interview with Belle and/or Nancy, please contact Erin Underwood at 858-603-1760 or email Erin at e.m.underwood @post.harvard.edu
GeekGirlCon is a non-profit organization passionate about promoting women’s contributions to geek culture. We are having our first annual convention October 8 and 9, 2011 in Seattle at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.
Contact: Kit Embleton
GeekGirlCon Public Relations Assistant
Jennifer K. Stuller