Virtual Events and Appearances

Interviews, essays, booklists, and more!


AMA (ask-me-anything) on r/CozyFantasy (2023).



Cozy Fantasy’s RiseGrimdark’s Demise?” at TBRCon with Casey Blair, Olivia Atwater, Dyrk Ashton, Kian N. Ardalan, Anna Smith Spark, and Mihir Wanchoo (2024).

The Fantasy Feast, or the Same Old Magic Immediate Road Stew” at 4th Street Fantasy’s special edition of panel-style podcasts with Casey Blair, Fonda Lee, Elizabeth Bear, DongWon Song, and Ruthanna Emrys (2020).


Interview in Indie Bites‘ Royals & Rogues issue (2024).

Interview on Tea Princess Chronicles (2023).

Interview on The Sorceress Transcendent (2023).

Exclusive Interview as Sirens Workshop Instructor (2020).


“Women Are Already Powerful: The Problem of Privileging Masculine Modes of Power in Fantasy” (Sirens, 2019).

  • Video recording for Sirens 2020 available here.

“Making Society Uncomfortable: Why Monsters Matter” in Sirens: Collected Papers 2009–2011.

Selection of Recent Reviews


Selection of Book Lists


In Person Appearances

Here’s where you can meet me in person!

Includes regular and upcoming events.

Romantasy BookCon in LA

February 20-22, 2025. I’m thrilled to be an attending author at Romantasy BookCon in LA in February 2025! This event is going to be a ton of fun, with authors signing and selling books and merch, a BALL, and so much for. Check out the website for details, and if you go, please stop by to say hi! I have some special things in the works for this… 👀👀 More details soon!
Romantasy BookCon: Los Angeles Feb 20-33 2025. Attending author Casey Blair.


I love participating in programming at conventions! The two I have historically been most involved in are, first, Sirens, a conference dedicated to celebrating the women, trans, and nonbinary people of fantasy literature and lifting up diverse voices, where I have given papers and been a workshop instructor, panelist/roundtable leader, and bookstore assistant.

I also participated in panels at 4th Street Fantasy, a convention focused on craft and exploring the boundaries of fantasy storytelling in all its forms and delving past 101-level conversations, and ran programming 2018-2023.

If you would like me to  make an appearance at a particular convention, please contact me at

Zoom grid of Django Wexler, Fonda Lee, Casey Blair, Aimee Kuzenski, Valerie Valdes, and Henry Lien.

I can’t find any pictures right now of panels I’m actually ON, but here’s me in programming coordinator capacity launching a virtual panel called The Choreography of Awe: Evoking Wonder in Prose Battle Scenes. You can listen on YouTube!


Aside from publishing, I’ve been involved in the book and speculative fiction worlds in multiple ways. I’ve spent time as a book reviewer and more recently worked as an indie bookseller, where among wearing many other hats I put together and ran events like a panel on reclaiming history with a fantastic group of romance writers that got a write-up in the newspaper. Most recently, I moderated an event with Randall Munroe and Sarah Andersen at Powell’s!

Panel at Brick & Mortar Books; image from newspaper article.

Left to right: Lauren Dane, Olivia Waite, Somaiya Daud, Jasmine Silvera, A.J. Hackwith, and Casey Blair.