Greg Wilson Author

Schedule

July 10, 2014 - Readercon

It's the seventh time for me at Readercon this year, which as usual means I get to go to one of my favorite places in Boston and get to be involved with a great fantasy/science fiction conference.  (As always, there may be a day pass cost for this con, but given how many great authors and editors they have, it's worth your while to check it out if you can.)  This year I've got a panel at 8 p.m. on Thursday on Power Differentials in Reviewing (with Kevin Clark, John Clute, Amal El-Mohtar, Lila Garrott, and Alex Jablokow) and a reading of a new short story at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.  As always, I'd love to see you at one or both of these events, so please head out to the Burlington Marriott on the weekend of July 10th!

June 19, 2014 - Philadelphia ComicCon

This is my first time at Philadelphia ComicCon, one of the largest comic conventions in the United States, and I'm looking forward to it (even though I have no idea if we'll have five or one hundred and five people in the room!).  I'll be talking about Kickstarters, novels, graphic novels and all other things Icarus with Kris Siuda, the designer for the Icarus game, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 109 of the Philadelphia Convention Center.  If you're in the area, please stop by and say hello!

June 12, 2014 - Origins

This is my third time at Origins, a convention I'm really starting to put among my favorites...lots of author friends, thoughtful readers and fans asking questions, and even some games along the way.  I'm pretty busy this year with a number of panels and a reading, plus books for sale and to sign, so please stop by and say hi if you're in the Columbus area!  My schedule looks like this:

Thursday, June 12th:

2-3 p.m.: Panel--Werewolves, Vampires and Krackens, Oh My! with Aaron Rosenberg and Richard C. White

3-4 p.m.: Panel--Heroes, Villains and Antiheroes with Addie J. King and R.T. Kaelin

5-6 p.m.: Panel--The Importance of Names with Sheryl Nantus and Donald Bingle

Friday, June 13th:

1-2 p.m.: Panel--Writing the Other with John Helfers, Sheryl Nantus and Donald Bingle

2-3 p.m.: Panel--Magic and Technology with R.T. Kaelin and Tracy Chowdhury

5-6 p.m.: Panel (Solo Talk)--Podcasting

Saturday, June 14th:

10-11 a.m.: Panel--Building a Network with Aaron Rosenberg and Bryan Young

5-6 p.m.: Extended Play Session

6-7 p.m.: Reading with Ron Garner

Sunday, June 15th:

10-11 a.m.: Panel--Ten Ways to Improve Your Fiction Today with John Helfers and R.T. Kaelin

April 18, 2014 - Norwescon

This is my second time at Norwescon, though I've been in the Pacific Northwest many times.  Seems to be a lot of rain in the forecast (shockingly ;) ), but the inside activities should be plenty bright for everyone.  I've got three panels, a reading, a signing and two writing workshops where I critique manuscripts with some fellow professionals (as in previous years, coordinated by the Fairwood Writers).  If you're in the Seattle area, please stop by and say hello!  My schedule looks like this:

Friday, April 18th:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--Authors With Volume with Dean Wells and Chasing River

1-2 p.m.: Writing Workshop with Erin Tidwell, S.A. Bolich and Frog Jones

6-7 p.m.: Writing Workshop with Kim Ritchie, Tim McDaniel and Cat Rambo

10-11 p.m.: Panel--How Are Games And Gamers Changing The World? with Hunter Mayer, Angel Leigh McCoy, Donna Prior and Gwen Yeh

Saturday, April 19th:

2-3 p.m.: Autograph Session

8-8:30 p.m.: Reading

Sunday, April 20th:

2-3 p.m.: Panel--Non-Western Settings In Fantasy with G. Willow Wilson, Brent Kellmer and Pat MacEwen

February 14, 2014 - Farpoint

This is going to be my first time at Farpoint, a long running convention in Baltimore, and they've got me busy--seven panels and a signing.  Looks to be fun, though, and I should have some friends there, too--if you're in the area, please stop by and say hi!  My schedule looks like this:

Friday, February 14th:

3-4 p.m.: Panel--Short Stories vs. Novels with Aaron Rosenberg, T. Eric Bakutis and Marianne Petrino-Schaad

Saturday, February 15th:

12-1 p.m.: Panel--Building A Writing Career with Aaron Rosenberg, Jon Gibbs, Heather Hutsell and Marianne Petrino-Schaad

2-3 p.m.: Panel--Writing Convincing Lead Characters with Heather Hutsell, T. Eric Bakutis, Kelly Meding and Tim W. Burke

Sunday, February 16th:

10-11 a.m.: Panel--Antihero or Villain: What's the Difference? with T. Eric Bakutis, Heather Hutsell and Janine K. Spendlove

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--Crowdfunding Your Project with Aaron Rosenberg, Michael Jan Friedman, Janine K. Spendlove and Alan Dean Foster

12-1 p.m.: Panel--Networking with Readers and Fellow Writers with Jon Gibbs, Allyn Gibson and Marianne Petrino-Schaad

1-2 p.m.: Panel--Second Hand Emotion with T. Eric Bakutis and Nobilis Reed

August 30, 2013 - Worldcon

This is my fourth Worldcon, this time in San Antonio, Texas--and it looks to be a fun one (and probably my last convention of the year).  If you're in the San Antonio area, please stop by and say hello!  My schedule looks like this:

Friday, August 30th:

3-4 p.m.: Panel--SF/F and the College Classroom with Deb Geisler, Elizabeth Hull

Saturday, August 31st:

10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Writers' Workshop with Martha Wells

Sunday, September 1st:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--Fiction about Real Politics and How Writers Get It Wrong with David Nickle, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Lou Antonelli and Madeline Ashby

August 15, 2013 - Gen Con

My seventh time at Gen Con, and the fifth as a member of the Writers' Symposium--as the Symposium gets bigger and cooler all the time.  As usual, there are a bunch of panel appearances, signings and readings on the agenda, and in any case, Gen Con is one of the most fun conventions you'll ever attend whether you're into writing, gaming or both.  My schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 15:

8-9 a.m.: Panel--Writing 101 with Jerry Gordon, Kerrie Hughes and Dave Gross

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--Heroes & Villains with Erin Evans, David Farland, Richard Lee Byers and James Dashner

1-2 p.m.: Signing in Author's Avenue

2-3 p.m.: Reading with Erik Scott de Bie

5-6 p.m.: Panel--Literary Alchemy with Brad Beaulieu, Patrick Rothfuss and James Sutter

Friday, August 16:

9-10 a.m.: Panel--Podcasting with Howard Tayler and Brad Beaulieu

12-1 p.m.: Panel--Career Building with Matt Forbeck, Kerrie Hughes and James Dashner

Saturday, August 17:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: VIP Panel--Character Motivation

3-4 p.m.: Signing in Author's Avenue

Sunday, August 18:

8-10 a.m.: Read and Critique with William Horner, Jim Hines and Susan Morris

July 12, 2013 - Readercon

I'll be at Readercon for the sixth (seriously?) time this year, which is good for two reasons: not only do I get to go to one of my favorite cities, Boston, I get to be part of an excellent fantasy /science fiction conference with a seriously impressive history.  (As always for this con, keep in mind that there may be a day pass cost--but there are a whole lot of great authors who are going to be here, so it's worth your while to check it out.)

I've got three things on the docket at Readercon this year: a reading at 12 p.m. on Friday, a panel at 1 p.m. on Saturday on Architects and Gardeners (with Dale Bailey, Peter Dube, Stacy Hill, James Patrick Kelly and Cecilia Tan), and a panel at 10 a.m. on Sunday on Workshopping as a Lifestyle (with Jedediah Berry, Richard Butner, Craig Shaw Gardner, Theodora Goss and Nicholas Kaufmann).  As always I'd love to see you at as many of the events as you can manage, so please head out to the Burlington Marriott on the weekend of July 12th!

June 13, 2013 - Origins 2013

This is my second time at Origins, now run by good friend (and writer) Kelly Swails, and if this year is anything like last year it should be a great time.  Last year this reminded me of a somewhat smaller and quieter GenCon, and given how much I love GenCon, that's high praise.  If you're in the Columbus, Ohio area, please stop by and say hello (I'm even going to be playing *gasp* some games, so...pull up a chair and join in)!  My schedule looks like this:

Thursday, June 13th:

10-11 a.m.: Panel--Hey! I've Got a Day Job! with Kelly Swails, Don Bingle, Addie J. King

12-1 p.m.: Panel--Writing The Other with Jennifer Brozek, Addie J. King, Sarah Hans

5-6 p.m.: Event--Live Taping of Speculate! with Brad Beaulieu and guests

Friday, June 14th:

12-1 p.m.: Panel--Sexism: How Much Is Too Much? with Pat Rothfuss, Kelly Swails, Addie J. King

Saturday, June 15th:

6-8 p.m.: Reading with Pat Rothfuss, Brad Beaulieu, Addie J. King

Sunday, June 16th:

1-2 p.m.: Panel--Writing Your First Novel with Pat Rothfuss, Aaron Rosenberg, Jennifer Brozek

April 5, 2013 - Ad Astra 2013

I'm back for the fifth time (hard to believe that, by the way) at Ad Astra, one of my favorite conventions.  Stop by and say hello if you're in the Toronto area!  My schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 5th:

9-10 p.m.:  Panel--HOOK: Reeling in Your Reader with Robert Boyczuk, Suzanne Church, Max Turner, Michael Matheson

10-11 p.m.:  Panel--I Love to Hate You with Ed Greenwood, Jim Butcher, Fiona Patton, Catherine Fitzsimmons

Saturday, April 6th:

12-1 p.m.: Panel--The Book Is Only the Beginning with Brett Alexander Savory, Marie Bilodeau, Samantha Beiko, Linda Poitevin

7-7:30 p.m.:  Reading

Sunday, April 7th:

10-11 a.m.: Panel--Writing High Fantasy with Marie Bilodeau, Catherine Fitzsimmons, K.W. Ramsey

1-2 p.m.: Panel--Speculative Fiction Q&A with Peter Halasz

March 28, 2013 - Norwescon

For the first time I'm heading to one of the longest running fantasy and science fiction conventions in the Pacific Northwest, Norwescon, and I've got an active schedule with five panels, a reading and two writing workshops where I critique manuscripts with a group of other pro authors (under the aegis of the Fairwood Writers, like last year's Westercon).  If you're in the Seattle area, please stop by and say hello!  My schedule looks like this:

Thursday, March 28th:

5-6 p.m.: Panel--Biggest Mistakes I've Ever Made with Jude-Marie Green, G. Willow Wilson

Friday, March 29th:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--Dream Team with Diana Copland, Janna Silverstein, Jean Johnson

2-3 p.m.: Panel--Crowns & Swords with Diana Pharaoh Francis, Heather Hudson, Linda Pearce

6-7 p.m.: Writing Workshop with Kim Ritchie, Carol Berg, Phoebe Kitanidis

10-11 p.m.: Panel--Future Management with Keffy R.M. Kehrli

Saturday, March 30th:

12-1 p.m.:  Panel--Authors With Volume with Angel Leigh McCoy, Mark Rahner, Tina Connolly

1:30-2 p.m.: Reading

Sunday, March 31st:

10-11 a.m.: Writing Workshop with David Silas, Susan Matthews, Liz Eckhart

November 4, 2012 - World Fantasy Convention 2012

This will be my third time at the World Fantasy Convention, this time in Toronto, Canada.  I'm slated to appear on the "Reality Made Fantastic, or Fantasy Made Real" panel with Ellen Kushner, Isobelle Carmody, Sally Harding, L.E. Modesitt Jr., and Delia Sherman; if you're anywhere near Toronto, please stop by and say hello!

September 4, 2012 - Tuesday Funk!

This is the second time I'll be reading at Tuesday Funk, a highly-respected and popular reading series at the Hopleaf in Chicago ably coordinated by William Shunn and Sara Ross Witt.  Last year's reading was a blast (great crowd and venue), and this time around I'm part of a program also including Daryl Gregory, Rae Carson, Rajan Khanna and Adam Rakunas.  If you're in the Chicago area in early September, make sure to stop by and check this out! 

August 31, 2012 - Worldcon

This will be my third time at Worldcon, this one in Chicago, and I'm looking forward to it as always (though since it comes right after Wellspring, I expect to be pretty tired when this is over!).  My schedule looks like this:

Friday, August 31:

12-1:30 p.m.: Panel--Teaching Writing with Cat Rambo, Russell Davis, Tina Jens, Valerie Estelle Frankel

Sunday, September 2:

9-10:30 a.m.: Panel--Teaching SF Focus on Educators with Chris Mirell, David-Glenn Anderson, Tim Griffin, Violette Malan

12:30-2:30 p.m.: Writers' Workshop with Martha Wells

August 16, 2012 - GenCon

I'm up to my sixth time at GenCon, the fourth as a member of the Writers' Symposium (still amazed sometimes at the swift passage of time), and this looks as fun as ever, with the usual combination of lots of panel appearances, signings and readings.  As I've said many times, GenCon is one of the most fun conventions you're likely to attend for writing, gaming or both.  My schedule looks like this:

Thursday, August 16:

8-9 a.m.: Panel--Writing Right with Marc Tassin

9-10 a.m.: Panel--Characters with Character with Elizabeth Vaughan, Dylan Birtolo, Erin Evans

10-11 a.m.: Panel--Get to the Point of View with Maxwell A. Drake, Kerrie Hughes

1-2 p.m.: Panel--Painting with Words with Brad Beaulieu, Richard Lee Byers, Patrick Rothfuss

4-5 p.m.: Signing in Author's Avenue

6-8 p.m.: Read and Critique with Marc Tassin, Erik Scott de Bie

Friday, August 17:

8-9 a.m.: Panel--Inside the Writer's Studio with Jerry Gordon, Kerrie Hughes, John Helfers

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--Stealing from History with Donald J. Bingle, Richard Lee Byers, Elizabeth Vaughan

12-1 p.m.: Panel--Writing from Life with Donald J. Bingle, Maurice Broaddus, Lucy Snyder

1-2 p.m.: Signing in Author's Avenue

4-5 p.m.: Reading with Patrick Tomlinson

Sunday, August 19:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--Writing When Inspiration Fails You with Kelly Swails, Brad Beaulieu

July 13, 2012 - Readercon

I'm heading to Readercon for the fifth time this year.  As I've mentioned in previous years, this is a major fantasy/sci fi conference--but for writers and readers only. If you're in the Boston area, please try to stop by.  (Keep in mind that there may be a day pass cost, but there are a whole lot of great authors who are going to be here, so it's worth your while to check it out.)

I'm got four things on the schedule at Readercon this year: a group reading with fellow Codex authors Friday at noon, an individual reading at 3:30 p.m. the same day, a panel at 6 p.m. the same day on Podcasting for the Speculative Fiction Author (with Mike Allen, C.S.E. Cooney, Jim Freund, Alexander Jablokov and Alison Sinclair), and a panel at 9 p.m. on Saturday on Teaching and Doing (with Michael Cisco, Jack Haringa, John Kessel and Veronica Schanoes).  As always I'd love to see as many of you as possible at all of the events, so please head out to the Burlington Marriott on July 13th!

July 5, 2012 - Westercon

In a year of convention firsts, this is my first time at Westercon, the major regional fantasy and science fiction convention west of the Rocky Mountains.  They've started me out with a bang, too: six panels, a reading, and three writing workshops where I critique manuscripts with a group of other pro authors (under the aegis of the Fairwood Writers).  If you're in the Seattle area, please stop by and say hello!  My schedule looks like this:

Thursday, July 5th:

8-9 p.m.: Panel--Who is The Best Dragon? with Robin Hobb, J.A. Pitts, Wolfcat

Friday, July 6th:

12:30-1 p.m.: Reading

1-2 p.m.: Writing Workshop with Erin Tidwell, Brenda Cooper, Anna Sheehan

7-8 p.m.: Panel--From First Word to Finished Work with Mike Shepherd Moscoe, James C. Glass, Elizabeth Guizzetti, Erin Tidwell

9-10 p.m.: Panel--Detectives and Criminals in Fantasy and Science Fiction with Shoshana, David Boop, Michael Ehart, Kat Richardson

Saturday, July 7th:

10-11 a.m.: Writing Workshop with David Silas, Susan R. Matthews, Cymbric Early-Smith

12-1 p.m.: Panel--Magic or Religion? with Robin Hobb, Gwen Perkins, Stephanie Weippert, M. Todd Gallowglas, Susan R. Matthews

3-4 p.m.: Panel--Hard Fantasy with Gwen Perkins, Stephanie Weippert, Michael Ehart, Kat Richardson

5-6 p.m.: Panel--Reaching the Unteachable with Mir Plemmons, Jessica K. Sklar, Cymbric Early-Smith, Mark Davidson

Sunday, July 8th:

8-9 a.m.: Writing Workshop with Rhiannon Held, Susan R. Matthews, Anna Sheehan

May 31, 2012 - Origins

This is my first time at Origins, its writing track now run by the inimitable Jean Rabe, and since Jean is the mastermind behind the runaway success of GenCon I expect things to run without a hitch.  Even if it doesn't, the gaming emphasis (and presence of a lot of friends from the writing biz) pretty much ensures I'm going to have a great time.  I'd love to see you there, so please stop by if you're in the Columbus area!  My schedule looks like this:

Thursday, May 31st:

1-2 p.m.: Panel--Publishing 101 with Jean Rabe and Bryan Young

2-3 p.m.: Panel--What's In Your Basement? with Daniel Myers and Jean Rabe

6-7 p.m.: Reading with Don Bingle

Friday, June 1st:

1-2 p.m.: Panel--The Art of the Short Story with Danel Myers and Jean Rabe

2-3 p.m.: Panel--The Digital Landscape with Steven Saus and Bryan Young

Saturday, June 2nd:

3-4 p.m.: Panel--Self-Publishing and Small Presses with R. T. Kaelin, Steven Saus and Bryan Young

4-5 p.m.: Panel--Nuts and Electronic Bolts with Brad Beaulieu, R.T. Kaelin and Steven Saus

Sunday, June 3rd:

11-12 p.m.: Panel--Forging an Online Presence with Brad Beaulieu, R.T. Kaelin and Steven Saus

April 13, 2012 - Ad Astra 2012

This is the fourth time around for me at Ad Astra, one of my favorite conventions (and my only regular international one).  The schedule is as follows:

Fri 9 pm    Floor 2, Salon 2     The Intersection Between Academic and the Creative in       Speculative Fiction           JM Frey, Herb Kauderer, Gregory A. Wilson, Leah Bobet

Sat 10 am    Melville Room    Villains 101          Ed Greenwood (m), David Clink, Gregory A. Wilson, Gabrielle Harbowy, Rob St. Martin

Sat 1 pm    Floor 2, Salon 3    The Revolution Will Be Podcasted       Sebastien Mineau, Adam Shaftoe, Gregory A. Wilson, Herb Kauderer, Candice Lepage

Sun 11 am Floor 2, Salon 1     Reading         Ed Greenwood, Gregory A. Wilson

This one is always a good time, so if you're in the Toronto area, please stop by and check it out!  The venue has been changed (thankfully, as that was the only problem with Ad Astra in the past) to the Markham Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, at 7095 Woodbine Avenue.

August 17, 2011 - Worldcon

I'm heading back to Worldcon for the second time, this time by way of sunny Reno, Nevada, and it looks to be a busy time.  My schedule looks like this:

Wednesday, August 17th:

4-5 p.m.: Panel--Teaching SF: Stretching the Mind While Thinking Outside the Box with Maurine "Mo" Starkey, Daniel M. Kimmel, Margaret McGaffey Fisk, Stephen Potts, Gary K. Wolfe

5:30-6 p.m.: Reading

Thursday, August 18th:

10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Writers' Workshop with Martha Wells

5-6 p.m.: Panel--The Lord of the Rings: Assessing the Movie Trilogy with Arthur Chenin, Stephen Potts and Norman Cates

Friday, August 19th:

1-2 p.m.: Panel--Consistent Magic Systems in Fantasy with Jo Walton, L.E. Modesitt Jr., Pat Rothfuss and Tim Powers

4-5 p.m.: Panel--Reboots of TV & Movie Series with Kevin R. Grazier, Lawrence Person, A.C. Crispin and Lynne M. Thomas

Saturday, August 20th:

12-1 p.m.: Panel--Practical Considerations in Game Design with Dave Howell, Jennifer Brozek, Christopher Kastensmidt, Tom Lehmann and Steve Jackson

4-5 p.m.: Autograph Session

I may be talking shop with some editors at Worldcon, plus attending to Speculate! matters, so I expect to be running around from place to place during my time at the con--but if you're planning to attend, please let me know or stop by one of the events. See you there!

August 4, 2011 - GenCon

This is my fifth time at GenCon, the third as a member of the Writers' Symposium (holy cow, where does the time go?), and as usual it looks like it's going to be a blast, with lots of panel appearances, signings and readings planned.  As I've said before, GenCon is one of the most fun conventions you're likely to attend, whether you're into games (I hope) or writing (obviously!).  My schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 4:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Signing in Author's Avenue

1-2 p.m.: Panel--How Not to be Published with John Helfers, Brad Beaulieu, Anton Strout, William Horner

2-3 p.m.: Panel--Roleplaying Games Make Better Writers with Donald J. Bingle, Matt Forbeck, Marc Tassin, Ramsey Lundock

6-9 p.m.: Workshop--Read and Critique with Kelly Swails, Marc Tassin, Steven Saus

Saturday, August 6:

8-9 a.m.: Panel--Writing Right--Dialogue and Dialects with Donald J. Bingle, Jean Rabe, George Strayton

9-10 a.m.: Panel--Worldbuilding--Geography with Paul Genesse, Sabrina Klein, Ramsey Lundock

12-1 p.m.: Reading with Anton Strout

1-2 p.m.: Panel--Make it Steamy-a look at the steampunk genre with Anton Strout, Lawrence Connolly, Paul Genesse

2-3 p.m.: Panel--Part-Time Writer in a Full-Time World with Elizabeth Vaughan, Paul Genesse, Steven Saus, Bob Farnsworth

3-4 p.m.: Signing in Author's Avenue

Sunday, August 7:

8-9 a.m.: Panel--Care and Feeding of Your Editor with Jennifer Brozek, Maurice Broaddus, Jean Rabe, William Horner

9-10 a.m.: Panel--Business of Writing-the basics with Elizabeth Vaughan, Brad Beaulieu, Jason Sizemore, William Horner

10-11 a.m.: Panel--Business of Writing-agents & query letters & pitches with Donald J. Bingle, Bill Fawcett, Brad Beaulieu, John Helfers

July 16, 2011 - Readercon

I'm heading to Readercon for the fourth time this year.  As I've mentioned in previous years, this is a major fantasy/sci fi conference--but for writers and readers only. If you're in the Boston area, please try to stop by.  (Keep in mind that there may be a day pass cost, but there are a whole lot of great authors who are going to be here, so it's worth your while to check it out.)

I'm doing two things at Readercon this year: a panel on Saturday at 6 p.m. entitled Science Fiction for Today's Undergraduate, on the teaching of science fiction in the undergraduate classroom, and a talk on the same day at 9 p.m. entitled Podcasts, Professions and Shameless Promotion: Combining Different Worlds to Advance a Career.  I would love to see as many of you as possible at both events, so please head out to the Burlington Marriott on Saturday!

April 8, 2011 - Ad Astra 2011

This is my third time at Ad Astra, one of my favorite conventions (and my only regular international one).  The schedule is as follows:

Fri 9 pm    Salon 343    Travel, Research and Writing    Tony Pi (m), Jana Paniccia, Gregory Wilson

Sat 10 am    Salon 243    Exposition    Matthew Johnson, Claude LalumiereMarc Mackay, Gregory Wilson

Sat 1 pm    Crowne Room    Reading: Dave Duncan, Ed Greenwood, Gregory Wilson

Sun 11 am    Ballr. Centre    Why Professionalism Matters    Matt Moore (m), Scott Edelman, Howard Tayler, Ziana de Bethune, Gregory Wilson

Sun 1 pm    Ballr. East    What Makes a Hero?    Ed Greenwood, Gabrielle Harbowy, Gregory Wilson, Tamora Pierce, David Clink

This one is always a good time, so if you're in the Toronto area, please stop by and check it out!  As always, it's being held at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites, at 1250 Eglinton Avenue East.

October 26, 2010 - World Fantasy Convention 2010

I'm heading back to the World Fantasy Convention for the second time, this time in Columbus, Ohio.  I'm going to be on the "What Is Left to the Imagination" panel on Sunday at 11 a.m. with Lawrence Connolly, Madeleine Robins, Delia Sherman, and Martha Wells; if you're in the Columbus area, please stop by and check it (and the rest of the convention, of course) out! 

August 5, 2010 - GenCon 2010

This is my fourth time at GenCon, the second as a member of the Writers' Symposium, and as always it promises to be a great time...especially since I'll have several irons in the fire this time around in addition to panel appearances, signings and readings.  GenCon is one of the most fun conventions you're likely to attend, whether you're into games (I hope) or writing (obviously!).  My schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 5:

1-2 p.m.: Signing in Author's Avenue

Friday, August 6:

9-10 a.m.: Panel--The Protagonist with Richard Lee Byers, Brad Beaulieu, Linda Baker, Dave Gross

10-11 a.m.: Panel--The Antagonist with Richard Lee Byers, Brad Beaulieu, Marc Tassin

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--Setting is King with Chris Pierson, Paul Genesse, Robert Farnsworth

1-2 p.m.: Workshop--Pick My Brain

7-10 p.m.: Workshop--Read and Critique with Robert Farnsworth, Dylan Birtolo

Saturday, August 7:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Signing in Author's Avenue

2-3 p.m.: Panel--Beating the Clock with Donald Bingle, Anton Strout, Jennifer Brozek

5-6 p.m.: Reading with Chris Pierson

Sunday, August 8:

9-10 a.m.: Panel--Digital Resources with Jennifer Brozek, Steven Saus, Jean Rabe

10-11 a.m.: Panel--The Next Step with John Helfers, Donald Bingle, Lawrence Connolly, Tim Waggoner

July 9, 2010 - Readercon 2010

Third time's the charm for me at Readercon, which is a major fantasy/sci fi conference--but for writers and readers only. If you're in the Boston area, please try to stop by.  (Keep in mind that there may be a day pass cost, but there are a whole lot of great authors who are going to be here, so it's worth your while to check it out.)

I'm doing two things at Readercon this year: a reading on Friday at 11:30 a.m., and a panel on Friday night at 8 p.m. entitled MD PhD SFWA, on how academic study affects the writing of fiction.  I would love to see as many of you as possible at both things, so please head out to the Burlington Marriott on Friday!

April 9, 2010 - Ad Astra 2010

This is my second go-round at Ad Astra, and beyond the fact that it's a solid convention, any excuse to go to Toronto is a good one.  The schedule looks like this:

Friday, April 9:

9-10:00 p.m.--Panel--Same Old Settings, with Rick Wilber, Karina Sumner-Smith, Karl Schroeder and Derek Kunsken

10-11:00 p.m.--Panel--The Joy(s) of Teaching Speculative Fiction, with Mike Johnstone and Bob Boyczuk

Saturday, April 10:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.--Panel--Each Character's Voice, with Hayden Trenholm, Grant Carrington, Karin Lowachee, and Kate Story

4-5:30 p.m.--Group Autograph Session

Sunday, April 11:

10-11:00 a.m.--Panel--How to Get an Agent, with Megan Crewe, Adrienne Kress and Ian Keeling.

1-2:00 p.m.--Reading with Chris A. Jackson and (wait for it) Ed Greenwood--yeah, THAT Ed Greenwood

Please stop by if you're in the Toronto area (Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites, at 1250 Eglinton Avenue East)!

March 19, 2010 - International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts 2010

Hard to believe this is my third go-round at the ICFA, but time flies when you're having fun (and I always do at this conference). My specific reading time is 4-5:30 p.m., along with Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Geoffrey A. Landis and Nick Mamatas, who's got some serious credentials too...please stop by and check it out!

March 5, 2010 - Destinies--Radio Appearance

The other long-running science fiction/fantasy radio program in NYC can be found at Stony Brook on WUSB, 90.1 FM: Destinies. This is Dr. Howard Margolin's brainchild, and he's been interviewing luminaries in the SFF world (and reviewing their work!) for a long time. I'm looking forward to the show, particularly since it runs during a time when some of you might be awake to hear it live--11:30 p.m., to be precise. Please check it out here if you're not in the New York area, and if you can't check it out until later you can get the archive at the Destinies homepage.

January 23, 2010 - Hour of the Wolf--Second Radio Appearance

My second appearance on the Hour of the Wolf radio show, hosted by the inimitable Jim Freund, whose list of interviewed authors continues to boggle the mind. I had a blast the last time I was on in June, and expect nothing less this time around. The show is broadcast on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York, and webcast at the Hour of the Wolf's online stream--from 5-7 a.m. For those of you who might not be awake at that time, you can also listen to the stream later in the day. Please check it out, and call in if you're doing so live!

September 12, 2009 - Talk and Signing--Canton Public Library

This is the first reading/signing of The Third Sign in Connecticut, the state where I grew up--and more specifically the town where I grew up, at the Canton Public Library. I'm going to be talking about the submission and publication process, doing a short reading and (of course) signing some books. Assuming I can keep from being too weirded out by the fact that the library is now in the building where I went to elementary school (!), this should be a lot of fun--the event, which starts at noon, is free and open to the public, and should last about an hour. If you're in the area, please stop by and check it out!

August 13, 2009 - GenCon 2009

This is my second time going to GenCon in an "official" capacity, and the organizers have been kind enough to ratchet up my responsibilities quite a few notches this year--I'll be on a number of panels, a read and critique session, and doing both joint and single signings of The Third Sign. (And somewhere in there I'm going to be playing a few games, by the way, but I don't expect you to care about that. :) ) As I said last year, if you haven't been to GenCon in the past, I recommend it...it's always a good time. My schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 13:

10-11 a.m.: Workshop--Plot a Novel in 60 Minutes with Jean Rabe, Lawrence Connolly, Elizabeth Vaughan

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--Great Opening Lines with Patrick Rothfuss, Paul Genesse, Brad Beaulieu

6-7 p.m.--Reading in Author's Avenue

Friday, August 14:

8-9 a.m.: Panel--Wicked Queens and Evil Kings with John Helfers, Tim Waggoner, Dylan Birtolo, Kerrie Hughes)

9-10 a.m.: Panel--Big on the Small Press with Donald Bingle, Paul Genesse, Dylan Birtolo

4-5 p.m.: Signing in Author's Avenue with Paul Genesse

Saturday, August 15:

2-3:00 p.m.: Panel--The Writer's Spirit with Paul Genesse, Richard Lee Byers, Daniel Myers

3-4:00 p.m.: Panel--Hunting Dragons with Paul Genesse, Richard Lee Byers, Daniel Myers

7-9:30 a.m.: Workshop--Read and Critique with Tim Waggoner, Jean Rabe

Sunday, August 16:

9-10 a.m.: Workshop--Going to the Market with Jean Rabe, Chris Pierson, Jennifer Brozek

10-11 a.m.: Panel--The Business of Writing (Agents and Query Letters) with Jean Rabe, Elizabeth Vaughan, Brad Beaulieu

August 8, 2009 - Worldcon

I've just found out about this one--Worldcon, which is the grandaddy of all these conferences and conventions (it's been running continuously since 1932, with a break for WWII), is in Montreal this year, and I'll be heading north of the border to attend. My individual schedule is as follows:

Saturday, August 8th:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Reading with N.K. Jemisin and P.C. Hodgell

12-1:30 p.m.: Panel--First Contact: The Meeting (What would happen if aliens came to Earth?) with Chuck Cady, Duncan McGregor, Gay Haldeman, Sherwood Smith, Walter H. Hunt

5:30-6 p.m.: Signing

Sunday, August 9th:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel--The Singularity: O RLY? (Discussion of Vernor Vinge's concept of the Singularity, first proposed in 1988.) with Jody Lynn Nye, Paul Chafe, Walter H. Hunt, Peter Watts

I'll also be meeting with a few publishers here to discuss at least one project, and I expect to be running around from place to place during my time at the con--but if you're planning to attend, please let me know or stop by one of the events. See you there!

July 18, 2009 - Book Reading and Signing--New York Public Library, Riverdale Branch

This is the first official reading / signing of The Third Sign to be held in New York--in my hometown, in fact, at the Riverdale Branch of the NYPL. The event, which starts at 3 p.m., is free and open to the public, and should last about an hour--so if you're in the area, please stop by and check it out!

July 10, 2009 - Readercon 2009

This is my second go-round at Readercon, which as I mentioned last year is a major fantasy/sci fi conference--but for writers and readers only. If you're in the Boston area, please try to stop by--I'll update the specific time for my reading when I have it. Word of warning--there is a day pass cost, but there are a whole lot of great authors who are going to be here, so it's worth your while to check it out.

UPDATE: The specific reading time is Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Please stop by if you're in the Boston area!

June 26, 2009 - Book Reading and Signing--University Book Store, Seattle, Washington

This is the first official reading / signing of The Third Sign, at the University Book Store at 7 p.m. The fine folks at UBS have hosted a number of well-known fantasy authors over the years, including a number of people from Clarion and elsewhere (heck, they've got Anne Bishop the night before me!), and I'm really looking forward to the event. It's the time of the Locus Awards in Seattle, too...so what better way to kick off your SFF weekend than to start with a fantasy reading? Please stop by, have a listen and say hello!

June 20, 2009 - Hour of the Wolf--Radio Appearance

I had heard of the Hour of the Wolf radio show before, but it's only recently that I started looking at it in detail--this show, hosted by James Freund on WBAI in New York since 1972(!), has essentially had every important speculative fiction figure of the past thirty years appear at one time or another. No, I'm not exaggerating, even a little bit: Douglas Adams. Isaac Asimov. Peter S. Beagle. Ray Bradbury. Octavia Butler. Orson Scott Card. Arthur C. Clarke. And I haven't even hit the Ds yet. Well, I'm honored to announce that the list will be able to add another "W" soon, because I'm going to be on the program in June! I'm extremely excited by this prospect, as you might have guessed from the above. :) The show is broadcast on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York, and webcast at the Hour of the Wolf's online stream--from 5-7 a.m. (I know, I know.). For those of you who might not be awake at that time, you can also listen to the stream later in the day. Please check it out, and call in if you're doing so live!

March 27, 2009 - Ad Astra 2009

I'll be venturing north of the border for the second time in less than a year to this convention in Toronto, where I'll be doing a reading (and perhaps some panels, not sure yet). The Ad Astra people work as hard as anyone I know in promoting their convention (they must have a table at every preceding convention in North America!), and I'm looking forward to attending for the first time. Stop by and check it out if you're in the Toronto area!

March 20, 2009 - International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts 2009

This will be my second go-round at the ICFA, and there's no truth to the idea that the convention's appeal has anything to do with being in Florida. (How cynical of you, really. ;) ) This was fun the last time, and I'm looking forward to a return visit--please stop by if you're near Orlando around this time!

UPDATE: The specific reading time is Friday at 8:30 a.m. Please stop by!

October 31, 2008 - World Fantasy Convention 2008

I'll be reading from Icarus, and perhaps a bit of The Third Sign, at the World Fantasy Convention in Calgary--it'll be the first time I've gone in any capacity, and I'm looking forward to seeing what all the buzz is about. Drop me a line if you're planning on being there!

UPDATE: The specific reading time is Saturday at 9 p.m. Please stop by!

August 15, 2008 - GenCon 2008

Since I met the guy who bought and edited The Third Sign for Five Star (John Helfers) here two years ago I'd feel kind of silly not to be going again...especially since there are, well, lots of other books, games, and similarly fun things there too. It'll be too early to read from TTS, but I'll be attending the panel to see John present...so he can have a real life example either of what to do or what not to do, I suppose. If you haven't been to GenCon in the past, I recommend it...it's always a good time.

July 18, 2008 - Readercon 2008

From the "this just in" files, I've just found out that I'll be reading a portion of Icarus at Readercon 2008! For those of you who don't know, Readercon is a major fantasy/sci fi conference--but for writers and readers only. If you're looking to try out your new Klingon Battlecruiser Commander outfit on for size (and who wouldn't want to do that, by the way?), this probably isn't the place for you. But if you're really into the literature of fantasy and science fiction, everyone tells me it doesn't get much better than this. I'll be able to confirm that for myself in about a week. If you're in the Boston area, please try to stop by--my reading is Friday at 8 p.m., but what the heck would you rather be doing on a Friday night anyway? (Don't answer that.) Word of warning--there is a day pass cost (I don't remember the exact amount), but as I said, there are a whole lot of great authors who are going to be here, so it's worth your while to check it out.