Posts Tagged ‘visiting professors’

Prof. Leanna Renee Hieber

Prof. Hieber wrote the marvelous “Strangely Beautiful” series of books set in a magical Victorian England, catching up students and professors in a boarding school in the tale of a Greek myth.  It’s billed as a paranormal romance, but it’s steampunk, too.

Her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, first in her Strangely Beautiful series, landed on Barnes & Noble’s bestseller lists, was named a favourite of 2009 by 14 genre  blogs, won two 2010 Prism Awards (Best Fantasy, Best First Book), the 2010 Orange County Book Buyer’s Best Award (Young Adult crossover category) and is currently in development as a musical theatre production with a team that includes Broadway talent.

We’re honored to have Prof. Hieber at OctopodiCon.  She will have a book signing and will be on panels with our other prestigious Visiting Professors.

New Professors

We have 2 new Visiting Professors who will be sharing their expertise at OctopodiCon 2012.

First is Prof. Cassie McDaniel, a delightfully charming lady from Shreveport, LA who will share her enthusiasm and interest in the Seraglio Dance, and teach a class on it as well as performing for us.

Next is Prof. Amelia Anne McAlden, an Egyptologist who will share a Mummy Unwrapping, some Secret Victorian Codes, information on Tasseography, and an Artifact Club class on Hieroglyphics and Cartouche Making.

We will have their photos and bios up soon.

Dr. and Mrs. Grymm

Dr. and Mrs. Grymm,  of Dr. Grymm Laboratories, just confirmed they will be Distinguished Visiting Professors at OctopodiCon 2012!


Check their link – they do some awesome work and we are honored to have them participating in OctopodiCon.