Celebrate All Things Nerdy and Literary with Wordier Than Thou This Week

July 20, 2020

By: Staff Report

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla- There’s something for everyone at this year’s Nerdier Than Thou literary con: a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry (as well as sessions with Florida writers Jeff Carroll, Kenzie Jennings, and Tenea D. Johnson), a Lord of the Rings panel (for those upset about missing the Hobbit reunion at MegaCon this year), a presentation on Sci Fi Survival Skills, and much more!

“Originally, we were going to cancel this year’s Nerdier Than Thou event because of the pandemic but the thought of that made us so sad that we decided to pull together a last-minute virtual con. And we’re pretty excited about the programs we’ve organized,” said event organizers in an email.

All programming is free. Zoom log-in information is in each event description (click the link). These events will also stream live on the Wordier Than Thou Facebook page.

Here’s the full schedule of virtual events.


Monday, July 20:
Paranormal/UrbanLegend Erotica with Author Honey Cummings – 6 – 7 p.m.

Audiodrama Podcasting with J.S. Earls, Meghan Fitzmartin, and Joshua Lorimer – 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21:
Not All Who Wander Are Lost (A LOTR Panel) with local authors and educators, including Erika Lance, JM Paquette and Cole Bellamy – 7 – 9 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22:
Exploring Modern Magical Realism Panel with Steph Post, Kimberly Lojewski and HeatherJones – 6 – 7:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 23:
Ghosts in Quarantine with Brandy Stark – 6 – 7 p.m.

Tenea D.Johnson: a Reading & Conversation – 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 24:
Sci Fi Survival Skills with Cole Bellamy – 6 – 7 p.m.

An Evening of Paranormal Stories with Lynda Haviland, J.B. Jemison, Elizabeth A.Schechter, and others – 7:30 – 9 p.m

Saturday, July 25:
Adapting Novels into Comics with J.S. Earls – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Jeff Carroll:a Reading & Conversation – 12 – 1 p.m.

Jonathan Maberry: a Reading & Conversation – 2 – 3 p.m.

Pandemic Literature with Terri Lynn Coop – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Stories That Go Bump in the Night with Mark Muncy, Kenzie Jennings, Erika Lance, PeterSalomon, Su Zi, Monique Desir and Scott Harrell – 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 26:
Storytime with Hocus Pocus Comics – 11 – 11:45

Kenzie Jennings: a Reading & Conversation – 12 – 1 p.m.

Virtual Home Library Tour w/Terri Lynn Coop – 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Environmental Undertones in Speculative Fiction – 4 – 5 p.m.

Jonathan Marcantoni on Creating ‘The HyperMarket’ PodcastSeries – 6 – 7 p.m. 

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