CONvergence schedule

Next week I will be returning to CONvergence, one of my favorite cons of the year.

Most of the weekend, I will be running the Angry Robot Books booth at Space # 15 in the Dealers’ Hall.

But I’ll also be appearing on some programming as an Invited Participant.

Thursday, July 6th

8:30 pm
Squirrel You Know It’s True – Doubletree Plaza 1

The Squirrel Girl fan panel! Let’s discuss our favorite super hero. What makes her so compelling? Will she ever get her own movie?

Panelists: Sarah Barsness (mod), Michael R Underwood, Nicole LaBat, Elise Muellerleile, Squirrel “Beth” Jankowski

Friday, July 7th

99 Problems But a Pitch Ain’t One – Doubletree Atrium 4

So you’ve got a great idea, shot a video, wrote a comic/novel…now what? Join this panel of industry professionals and learn about prepping, packaging, and presenting your content to the right people, at the right outlets, in the right way.

Panelists: Catherine Schaff-Stump, Lee Harris (mod), Michael R Underwood, Taylor Cisco, Madeleine Vasaly

Michael R. Underwood – Sheraton Ames

It’s a reading! I am working on bringing in some friends to share the time with.

Saturday, July 8th

How To Attract an Audience – DoubleTree Atrium 7

Marketing professionals and artists with a proven track record for generating buzz share their dos and don’ts when it comes to marketing art and convincing potential audiences to pick up your book, attend your show, or follow your podcast.

Panelists: Anj Olsen, Harris O’Malley, Michael R Underwood, Tania Richter, Echo Martin

3:30pm – 6pm (I will probably leave at 5pm to get back to the booth)
Group Signing – DoubleTree Garden Court – Southwest

This signing is for Invited and other Participants to sign their work.
Panelists: Jay Gallentine, William Leisner, Tex Thompson, Adam Whitlatch, Briana Lawrence, Jessica Walsh, Joan Marie Verba, Axel Kohagen, Harris O’Malley, Michael R Underwood, Taylor Cisco, Anthony Eichenlaub, John Heimbuch, Henry Walton
Panelists: J. Boone Dryden, Jay Gallentine, Roy C. Booth, Catherine Schaff-Stump, William Leisner, Tex Thompson, Adam Whitlatch, Briana Lawrence, Jessica Walsh, Joan Marie Verba, Axel Kohagen, Harris O’Malley, Michael R Underwood, Henry Walton

Sunday, July 9th

A Comprehensive Guide to Independent Publishing – DoubleTree Atrium 2

There are a lot of guides to self-publishing, independent publishing, and small presses. However, those guides may not cover everything. The purpose of this panel is to cover issues and challenges that may not be covered elsewhere. Panelists: Linda White, Harris O’Malley, Michael R Underwood, Joan Marie Verba, Ty Blauersouth (mod)

When Nerd Niche Goes Mainstream – Doubletree Atrium 4

With superheroes all the rage these days, self-described old-school nerds talk about what it was like back when enjoying comic books would get you beat up in school and the pros and cons of when your niche interests go mainstream. Panelists: Dave Margosian (mod), Harris O’Malley, Michael R Underwood, Allyson Cygan, Derek Mahr

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