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Where to find me at NYCC 2015

If you’re coming to New York Comic Con this week and are hoping to find me for autographs, chatter, etc., here is where and when to do so:

New York Comic Con

Oct 08, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

Location: The Javits Center, New York, NY (get directions)

Thursday, October 8

2PM–3PM
Signing: Tor Books, Booth #2223

Swing by to pick up a copy of my new Jack Bauer thriller, 24: Rogue — free autograph with every purchase.


Friday, October 9

4:30PM–5:30PM
Signing: Simon & Schuster, Booth #1828
Visit me at the S&S pavilion to snag your copy of my latest Star Trek adventure, Seekers #3: Long Shot. I’ll sign as many as you want to buy.


A note about both signings: If you want to bring in copies of my books that you already own to have them signed, I am more than happy to do that for you.

For more information about the convention, visit its official site: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

Shore Leave 37 Wrap-up

As always, Kara and I had a wonderful time at the Shore Leave convention this past weekend. The best part of the weekend was time spent with good friends who (regrettably) live too far away to see on a regular basis.

We drove down to Baltimore from New York City on Friday with our friend (and my editor at Tor Books) Marco Palmieri. We had good luck avoiding major traffic snarls and our journey was swift and pleasant (not least because Marco is such excellent company on road trips).

Once at the recently remodeled (and now quite lovely) Hunt Valley Inn, we settled in, picked up our credentials, and wandered about. We checked out the dealer’s room, where Kara found Harry the Hare, a delightful new friend for my pal Mister Bunny:

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After my very well-attended first panel on Friday — alongside Christopher L. Bennett, Amy Griswold, Mary Louise Davie, and Chuck Gannon — Kara, Christopher, and I escaped the hotel for dinner at The Greene Turtle with Dayton Ward, Kirsten Beyer, Kevin Dilmore, Bill Leisner, Scott Pearson, Marco Palmieri, and Dave Galanter and his wife Simantha.

After helping Marco promote my upcoming novel 24: Rogue at the “Coming from Tor Books” panel, I raffled off three ARCs (advance reader copies) of the book at the end of Meet the Pros, as well as a couple of the book’s gorgeous cover flats.

On Saturday I made it to my 10am panel (a cruel joke of scheduling the con foists upon me every year), and even stayed awake through my 11am panel. I got to pontificate and bloviate alongside fellow pros Martin Berman-Gorvine, Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold, Richard White, David Harten Watson, Russ Colchamiro, Joshua Palmatier, Jim Johnson, John Jackson Miller, Susanna Reilly, and Mary Fan.

After a much-needed afternoon nap, I took part in the “What’s Coming from Star Trek Books” panel, along with fellow Trek scribes Christopher L. Bennett, John Jackson Miller, Peter David, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, and the amazing Kirsten Beyer.

The Saturday night tradition of authors descending en masse upon a great local barbecue joint continued, and this time we were honored to be accompanied by John Jackson Miller and his wonderful family. After dinner, Kara and I retired for a while to our room, where we opened a few bottles of wines we had made with friends over the past few years. We shared them with Simantha Galanter, Jenifer Rosenberg, Scott Pearson (who had been away from Shore Leave for far too long), Marco Palmieri, and Marco’s guest (and now our delightful new acquaintance) Sunny Moraine.

Sunday was a whirlwind of packing the car, attending my last panel (a discussion of etiquette and netiquette in publishing, with Marco Palmieri, Mary Fan, and effervescent YA mystery author T. J. Perkins), and saying rushed farewells.

As is ever the case, it seemed there was never enough time to hang out with everyone we’d hoped to see. We had only brief moments with many good friends, including Robert Greenberger and his lovely wife Deborah, and their daughter Kate Pakaski and her husband, Michael; Michael Jan Friedman and Howie Weinstein; the always erudite Allyn Gibson; fellow bunny-phile Phil Giunta; and last (but definitely not least) my best buddy Glenn Hauman (despite his being literally in the room next to ours).

The drive home was long because of the usual summer-weekend traffic in New Jersey, but the time passed quickly thanks to Marco’s fine company and some hijinks that might soon be revealed (pending some post-production to clean up the audio).

All in all, a fine weekend of good friends and interesting discussions. I’m already counting the day’s until Shore Leave 38.

 

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Find me at LI-Con 2 this weekend

My next convention appearance will be this weekend, August 14–16, at LI-Con 2 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in lovely Ronkonkoma, NY. Here is my tentative schedule for the weekend, in case you’re planning on coming out to join in the fun:


FRIDAY 8/14

Star Trek Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Join me and fellow guest Mackenzie Reide and someone from fan group USS Brittanic as we talk about the history, present state, and future possibilities of the beloved SF franchise.
6PM–7PM,  Sayville Room


SATURDAY 8/15

Adaptations vs. Remakes
What’s the difference between a remake, a reboot, and an adaptation? Why does it matter? I will discuss these and other related questions with fellow guests Mackenzie Reide and Russ Colchamiro.
10AM–11AM, Sayville Room

What NOT to Do When Writing
I think the name of this panel says it all. A spirited discussion will ensue between myself, Peter David, Richard Herr, Mackenzie Reide, and Aaron Rosenberg.
11AM–Noon, Holbrook Room


SUNDAY 8/16

Star Trek Fan Panel
Are you a fan of Star Trek? Do you want to come and pose pesky questions to people who write Star Trek for a living? Then join panel host club USS Brittanic for a Spanish Inquisition of me, Peter David, and Aaron Rosenberg.
11AM–Noon, Bay Room

The Villain’s Journey: Seeing All Sides of the Story
Another panel in which the title tells you all you need to know about the topic, which I will explore at length with the assistance of fellow guest Aaron Rosenberg.
Noon–1PM, Bay Room


I am not sure if I will have specified times for book signings or readings. When I know more about those aspects of my visit to LI-Con 2, I will update this page.

 

My Shore Leave 37 schedule

For those of you who will be attending Shore Leave 37 this weekend (August 7–9, 2015) at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Md., here is where and when you’ll be able to find me. Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change; please check on-site notices for last-minute updates.

FRIDAY

Keeping it Real: Using Facts in Fiction
David Mack, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Amy Griswold, Mary Louise Davie, Kathleen David, Charles E. Gannon, Christopher L. Bennett
5pm / Salon A

Meet the Pros
10pm–Midnight, Hunt-Valley Corridor

SATURDAY

Alternate, Steampunk, Gaslamp: Creating Parallel Worlds
Martin Berman-Gorvine, David Mack, Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Richard White, David Harten Watson, Charles E. Gannon
10am / Salon A

Writing Tips for Aspiring Authors
Russ Colchamiro, Joshua Palmatier, Jim Johnson, John Jackson Miller, Susanna Reilly, David Mack, Mary Fan, Richard White
11am / Derby

What’s Coming from Star Trek
Christopher L. Bennett, John Jackson Miller, Kirsten Beyer, David Mack, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, Peter David, Dave Galanter
2pm / Chase

SUNDAY

Etiquette & Netiquette for Writers & Publishers
Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mary Fan, Marco Palmieri, Richard White, David Mack, Aaron Rosenberg, Robert Greenberger, TJ Perkins
Noon / Salon E

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My Farpoint 2015 Schedule

If you’ll be attending Farpoint Convention this coming weekend and would like to hear me speak on one of my panels, or catch up with me during my signing times, here’s my handy-dandy schedule for the show. Use this information wisely, my stalkers.

 

Friday, Feb. 13

FARPOINT COCKTAIL PARTY
7pm–8pm, Greenspring Ballroom
Come have a drink and be sociable!

FARPOINT BOOK FAIR
10pm–Midnight, Dulaney 1 & 2
This will be your prime opportunity to buy some of my backlist titles and get them autographed.

 

Saturday, Feb. 14

AUTHOR READINGS
10am-11am, Dulaney 1
I’ll be offering a short reading from one of my recent or upcoming works. Also reading during this time block will be fellow authors T. Eric Bakutis, Don Sakers, and Steven H. Wilson)

WAR AND PEACE IN FANTASY & SF
11am–Noon, Chesapeake 1
Wars in speculative settings are often presented as inescapable and morally unambiguous; it’s hard to be a pacifist when the enemy is a group of vampires or aliens bent on human extinction. What can be done in military settings that can’t be done in civilian ones? And how do we make space for pacifism and critiques of militarism as well as battlefield action and military strategy?

AUTOGRAPHING
1pm–2pm, Dulaney 1
I’ll be selling and signing books alongside fellow scribes Michael Dougherty and Janine K. Spendlove.

COPING WITH DISCOURAGEMENT
3pm–4pm, Chesapeake 1
I will moderate this panel about one of the less-discussed aspects of the writing life. As writers, we learn very early on to handle rejection, but how do you handle it when a story you’re sure is good is rejected by 20 different publications? Or when your carefully crafted novel is shrugged off by five different agents? Or your self-published novella is bought by only 25 people, all of them friends and relatives? Or your fantasy novel disappears from public view after a couple of weeks? Our panel of authors will discuss their personal strategies for dealing with disappointments, rejection, and other setbacks.

 

Sunday, Feb. 15

A FUTURE FOR FANTASY
11am–Noon, Chesapeake 1
I will moderate this discussion that asks, Why are there so few futurist fantasies? And why are so many of those that exist predicated on the return of magic to a world that has lived without it? What does the return of magic to a technological setting symbolize? Often, the return of magic is depicted as the harbinger of an imminent apocalypse; why isn’t it a herald of salvation?

 

My updated NYCC 2014 schedule (#SFWApro)

My schedule for New York Comic Con 2014 and its associated Super Week continues to evolve. Now, in addition to my signing and a panel, I will also take part in a full-day writers’ seminar. Details below!

Thursday, October 9

3PM–4PM — Autographing • Simon & Schuster, Booth #1828

ST.Section.31.Disavowed.CvrI and fellow Star Trek author Kevin Dilmore will be signing copies of Star Trek: Seekers #1 and Star Trek: Seekers #2, both of which will be available for purchase at the convention.

Also available as an NYCC exclusive, advance copies of my newest Star Trek novel, Section 31: Disavowed.

 

Friday, October 10

2:45PM–3:15PM — Novel Concept: How To Write & Sell Your First Novel

I’ll join Brendan Deneen, Pouya Shahbazian, Corey Sienega, and moderator Scott Mantz for this 30-minute panel. It’s just one part of the full-day writers’ seminar WRITE ON!, an NYCC Super Week event taking place at The Hammerstein Ballroom.

UPDATE: I was informed today (Sunday, October 5) that the WRITE ON! Writers Workshop has, sadly, been canceled.

 

Saturday, October 11

7:15PM–8PMStar Trek at 50: From “The Cage” to Today — Room 1A24

I’ll join a distinguished panel of Star Trek luminaries to discuss the long and venerable history of one of science fiction’s most successful and enduring creations.

 

See you all at the show, folks!

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Find me at NY Comic Con!

This just in! I have accepted an invitation (for which I shamelessly begged) to join a panel at New York Comic Con:

seekers1Star Trek at 50: From “The Cage” to Today

On the evening of Saturday, October 11, from 7:15PM–8:00PM, in Room 1A24, I’ll join Mark Altman (Free Enterprise), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Edward Gross (“The Fifty-Year Mission”), Vic Mignona (Star Trek Continues), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), David E. Williams (Geek Magazine), and Chase Masterson (Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) to discuss the long, storied history of Star Trek.

REMINDERI will be signing with fellow Star Trek author Kevin Dilmore at the Simon & Schuster table in Booth #1828 on Thursday, October 9, from 3PM–4PM. Copies of my most recent novel, Star Trek: Seekers #1, and advance copies of my upcoming novel Section 31: Disavowed will be available for purchase at the con.

seekers2_croppedAlso on sale will be Star Trek: Seekers #2. Kevin will be signing those, and he will have pre-signed bookplates from his writing partner and hetero life partner, Dayton Ward, so that you can have both authors’ scribbles in your book.

I’ll also be happy to sign any of my books you already own and want to bring with you to either event.

So, if you’re coming to New York Comic Con, you now have two chances to see me in action and snag autographs. See you at the show, folks!