GRNW 2015 Podcast: The Evolving LGBTQ Romance Genre – Where Do You Want the Genre to Go?

The Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up, the LGBTQ Romance Fiction Conference of the Pacific Northwest, held it’s third annual conference on September 26, 2015 at the Seattle Public Library.

We are sharing podcasts from several of this year’s panels, including:

The Evolving LGBTQ Romance Genre – Where do you want the genre to go?

In the past, GRNW’s last panel of its annual conference examined diversity and how the genre is growing, and this year, we’re “evolving” the evolving panel, keeping the theme around where *you* want the genre to go, but taking it in new directions, and the content will be built by the audience during the opening session. Come find out what everyone voted on, and see how you want the genre to grow and prosper!

Moderator

Gunner Scott (Program Director, Pride Foundation)

Panelists

  • Austin Chant: (Author, Silver and Gold)
  • Laylah Hunter (Author, Gabriel’s City, Resurrection Man)
  • Alex Powell (Author, Rangers Over Regulus, Sky Knights)
  • Karelia Stetz-Waters (Author, Something True, Forgive Me if I’ve Told You This Before)
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Panelists (Left to Right): Austin Chant, Laylah Hunter, Alex Powell, and Karelia Stetz-Waters

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The GRNW 2015 Wall, made up of attendees responses to questions posed earlier in the day, including “Where do you want to see the genre grow?”

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GRNW 2015 Keynote “Read with Pride”

Celebrating and Elevating Underrepresented Characters in Queer Romance

Traditional or Self-Publishing? Which Route to Choose?

GRNW 2015 Podcast: Traditional or Self-Publishing? Which Route to Choose?

The Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up, the LGBTQ Romance Fiction Conference of the Pacific Northwest, held it’s third annual conference on September 26, 2015 at the Seattle Public Library.

We are sharing podcasts from several of this year’s panels, including:

Traditional or Self-Publishing? Which Route to Choose?

Self-publishing is the latest gold rush but is everything that shines gold? Especially, within the narrower market of LGBTQ romance it’s vital for authors to make the right choices when publishing their work. This panel will discuss the pros and cons of various modes of publishing.

Moderator

Susan Lee (Blogger, Boys in Our Books)

Panelists

  • Lou Harper (Author: Spirit Sanguine, Dead in L.A.)
  • Nicole Kimberling (Editor-in-Chief, Blind Eye Books, and author, Turnskin, Primal Red)
  • Sandy Lowe (Senior Editor, Bold Strokes Books)
  • Jordan Castillo Price (Owner, JCP Books and author, Among the Living, The Persistence of Memory)
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(Left to Right) Moderator Susan lee and Panelists Lou Harper, Nicole Kimberling, Sandy Lowe and Jordan Castillo Price

Listen to more podcasts from GRNW 2015

GRNW 2015 Keynote “Read with Pride”

Celebrating and Elevating Underrepresented Characters in Queer Romance

GRNW 2015 Podcast: Celebrating and Elevating Underrepresented Characters in Queer Romance

The Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up, the LGBTQ Romance Fiction Conference of the Pacific Northwest, held it’s third annual conference on September 26, 2015 at the Seattle Public Library.

We are sharing podcasts from several of this year’s panels, including:

Celebrating and Elevating Underrepresented Characters in Queer Romance Fiction


The focus on this panel is to highlight and celebrate underrepresented main characters in LGBTQ romance fiction, whether it is characters of color, and/or of diverse abilities, religions, sexuality, gender, gender identity, economic background, etc. This panel discussion will examine, both amongst the panel members and with the audience, the different ways to authentically represent underrepresented characters and to elevate their stories within the genre.

Moderator

Tracy Timmons-Gray (Gay Romance Northwest)

Panelists

  • CJane Elliot (Author, Serpentine Walls, Sex, Lies, and Video Games)
  • Lane Hayes (Author, The Right Words, Better Than Good)
  • Chris Muldoon (Acquisitions Editor, Riptide Publishing)
  • J. K. Pendragon (Author, To Summon Nightmares, Ink & Flowers)
  • Yolanda Wallace (Author, Murphy’s Law, Month of Sundays)

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GRNW 2015 Keynote “Read with Pride”

Traditional or Self-Publishing? Which Route to Choose?

GRNW 2015 Keynote Podcast – Read with Pride

The Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up, the LGBTQ Romance Fiction Conference of the Pacific Northwest, held it’s third annual conference on September 26, 2015 at the Seattle Public Library.

The 2015 Keynote, “Read with Pride,” explores the impact of reading LGBTQ love stories. We hear from readers Jessica Blat, Susan Lee, and Austin Chant, with opening remarks by GRNW director Tracy Timmons-Gray.

Listen to the full keynote address


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Read 2015 GRNW Keynote Remarks

Read with Pride by Jessica Blat

Read with Pride by Austin Chant

Read with Pride by Susan Lee

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Celebrating and Elevating Underrepresented Characters in Queer Romance

Traditional or Self-Publishing? Which Route to Choose?