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My trip to Germany & FedCon XX

Well, I’m back from my long-anticipated trip to Deutschland, and Europe’s largest Star Trek/SF convention, FedCon — and what a fantastic trip it was!

First off, I need to thank my German publisher, Cross Cult, and one of its top executives, Andreas Mergenthaler, for inviting me to attend FedCon as their guest, for paying my airfare and hotel costs, feeding me and buying me drinks for five days, and for helping me to really enjoy my first visit to Germany.

The rest of this post is going to be rather long, so I’ll put it behind the cut to spare the disinterested. (more…)

Shore Leave 32 Schedule

This year marks my seventh time attending the Shore Leave convention as an author guest.  I’ll be plenty busy at this year’s con, being held July 9–11 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Timonium, Md., so if you’re looking for me, here’s where I’ll be.

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Friday, July 9

Before 7pm — running around like a madman getting ready for the Roast

7pm–9pmThe 2nd Annual Shore Leave Comedy Roast: Funeral for the Career of Michael Jan Friedman (VALLEY ROOM)
Featuring roastmaster Bob Greenberger, David Mack, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Ilsa J. Bick, Marco Palmieri, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, special guest Peter David, and cameo appearances by several notable Star Trek writers, and pre-recorded celebrity video clips by actress Felicia Day and lead vocalist Eric Bloom of Blue Öyster Cult.

10pm–MidnightMeet the Pros (HUNT-VALLEY FOYER)
Come and meet the convention’s author guests, buy the latest releases, and get them autographed!

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Saturday, July 10

3pmStar Trek Vanguard (DERBY)
Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, Marco Palmieri, and David Mack discuss the series to date and what’s coming up in future tales of the Taurus Reach.

4pmStar Trek: Typhon Pact (DERBY)
David Mack, Dayton Ward, Marco Palmieri, Keith R.A. DeCandido talk about the upcoming post-Destiny miniseries and the Federation’s newest 24th-century rival power.

5pmLOST: The Authors’ Forum (HUNT)
Hear what a bunch of writers who never worked on the show think of it and its finale. Featuring Marco Palmieri, Bob Greenberger, Howard Weinstein, Ann Crispin, and Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Sunday, July 11 (updated 7.5.10)

10amTime Travel Gives Me a Headache: Time Travel in Star Trek (CHASE)
Christopher L. Bennett, Greg Cox, Ann Crispin, Howard Weinstein, David Mack

11amThe 4400: Finishing the Series in Books (SALON F)
Greg Cox, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, David Mack

NoonYou’ve Seen the Show, Now Read the Comic (SALON E)
Glenn Hauman, David Mack, Dave Galanter, Keith R. A. DeCandido

2pmProse and Cons: Star Trek Novel Series (SALON E)
Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, David Mack, Kirsten Beyer

3pmI Can Explain That! (SALON A)
Glenn Hauman, Aaron Rosenberg, and I (among others) demonstrate our boundless capacity for spinning bullshit.

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Plus, there is a very high likelihood that I will be sticking around to the con’s bittersweet end to enjoy the comedic stylings of Mystery Trekkie Theater at 5pm on Sunday.

I’ll be bringing for sale a few complete sets of my hard-to-find Star Trek comic-book miniseries Divided We Fall, so if you’re missing this gem from your collection, this is your chance to get it!  Also, I’ll be bringing copies of my new SCORPIUS comics from BOOM! Studios, for the curious…

If you’re attending Shore Leave, I look forward to seeing you there!

Less than a month until Shore Leave…

Ah, I love this time of year.  Barbecuing on my terrace, enjoying warm afternoons with a cold beer…

…and, the second weekend of July, the convention known as Shore Leave. This fan-run convention in the Baltimore area features a huge lineup of author guests, including many notable (and notorious) Star Trek novelists.  It also draws some pretty serious media celebrity guests — this year’s roster includes Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff from (among other things) Battlestar Galactica, Torri Higginson from Stargate Atlantis, Kevin Sorbo of Hercules, and more.

I love going to this convention to see my author buddies. Many great memories have been made hanging out in the hotel bar trading stories until last call (and beyond).

And now, on top of all that, I look forward to the roast.  This year our guest of honor (read: victim) is Michael Jan Friedman, the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 books, numerous comic books, and a produced episode of Star Trek Voyager (though why anyone would admit that, I’ll never know).  It’s shaping up to be a great show, and I think it’s one that the fans and the pros will all enjoy.

Now, after last year’s roast of Keith R.A. DeCandido, some folks asked me if we had taped the show. We had, and I produced a DVD of the event. We are doing the same thing this year for Mike’s roast (though hopefully better than we did last year). Before anyone asks, the DVDs are only for the performers, senior crew members, convention bigwigs, and those on the VIP comp list.

You might ask, “How does one get on the VIP comp list?” Easy, you become one of my co-producers, a job that for most people will entail no actual work. If you want to know more, e-mail me…

Meet me in Chicago at C2E2, April 16–18

Convention Schedule Update!

Along with my pal Keith R.A. DeCandido (aka kradical on LJ), I will be attending the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2) from Friday, April 16, though Sunday, April 18, to promote the debut of the new ongoing comic-book series that I script, FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS.

Keith and I will be spending most of our time in the BOOM! Studios booth promoting the Farscape comics, but I will be happy to sign any of my books for fans who stop by with copies in hand. Hoping to meet lots of new folks at the con!

Ah, Windy City, how I’ve missed you… it’s been too long…

My Farpoint 2010 Schedule

Along with many other notable luminaries of science fiction & fantasy, I will be a guest this weekend at Farpoint 2010 in Timonium, Md.

I will be lurking about throughout the weekend, and I will be available as often as possible to sign autographs, chat with fans, and (I hope) sell some books. My official schedule is fairly light, with only two events on Saturday, Feb. 13:

Noon–1pm in Chesapeake 2
“An Hour with David Mack & Glenn Hauman”
Presumably, we will be telling stories from our college days.

3pm–4pm in Dulaney 2
“An Hour with Author David Mack”
This will be a free-form Q&A and autograph session.

If you come to the con looking to chat with me and can’t seem to find me, just hang out in the hotel bar. You know I’ll have to show up there sooner or later…