World Fantasy 2014

This weekend I’ll be down in DC for the World Fantasy Convention (abbreviated WFC). WFC was the second F/SF convention I ever attended, back in 2006 in Austin. I knew almost no one, but was very helpfully schmoozed around the convention by my friends. I’ve been several times since then, and it’s become one of my…

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NYCC After-action Part One

I have survived yet another New York Comic Con. The biggest ever, by current reporting. This year, I had an extra mission, a driving interest behind my presence, thanks to my decision to get into comics writing. Most years, I graze the fields of NYCC, drinking in the geekdom and following the tides of my…

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Baltimore Book Festival

This weekend is the Baltimore Book Festival! Normally held in the Historic Mt. Vernon district, this year the festival is happening in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which should lead to even more foot traffic, assuming the weather holds. I’ll be participating in events over the weekend, mostly at the SFWA tent. Here’s my schedule! Saturday, September…

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LonCon schedule

Hi folks, I hope to see many of you at LonCon 3 this week, where I’ll be supporting participating in panels, Angry Robot Authors, and having my first ever Literary Beer event at a very British hour of 11 AM. Expect publishing gossip, geekery, and/or marketing secrets. On Wednesday at 6PM, I’ll be at Forbidden Planet…

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CONvergence is coming!

Dear all, I’ll be at CONvergence this week, a marvelous all-fandoms SF/F convention in Bloomington, MN. Lee Harris, Emma Newman and I took an Angry Robot scouting mission last year, and this year we’re bringing a bunch of authors for a full advance guard. In addition to my Angry Robot song-and-dance in the dealer hall, I’ll be…

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Phoenix Comic-Con Schedule

I will be attending the Phoenix Comic Con this week, working the Angry Robot Books booth and appearing as an author. I’ve been to New York Comic-Con twice, and I love seeing and participating in these huge celebrations of popular culture. Aside from basking in the geekitude, here’s where you can find me: Friday Angry…

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ConFusion 2014 Schedule

Next month, I’m returning to ConFusion, just outside Detroit, Michigan. I had a marvelous time when I went last year, and one of the most fun parts was the programming. I’m honored to be a participant again next year. Here’s my schedule: Bechdel, Mako Mori, and the “Strong Female Character” Sandra Tayler, Michael R. Underwood,…

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10 Rules for Getting the Most Out of Conventions As a Writer

Attending a convention as a writer can be a ton of fun, but it’s also work. You’re putting on your public face, asserting yourself as a working professional, and forging connections that could become an incredible asset in the short, medium, and/or long-term. Here are some general pieces of advice for professional development and self-care…

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Baltimore Book Festival

When I moved to Baltimore, one of the first cool things I heard about was the Baltimore Book Festival. So I was incredibly excited when I got an email via SFWA inviting me to attend and participate in programming for this year’s festival, which will be held September 27-29th. The website for the Baltimore Book…

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WisCon schedule

Tomorrow I’m headed to Madison, WI for WisCon, a feminist/activist SF/F convention. This trip also kicks my summer convention season, which will be intense. I have two back-to-back cons this month, then three conventions back-to-back-to-back-to-FLOP at the end of June July, which will culminate in coming home after ReaderCon, dying for a night, and then rising like…

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