I will be a featured guest this weekend at Geek Media Expo (aka GMX Vol. 4), which is taking place at the Cool Springs Conference Center in Franklin, TN (just off I-65, near Nashville).
My schedule for the weekend:
7PM–8PM — Opening Ceremonies
Come meet me and the convention’s other featured guests!
10PM–11PM — Star Trek: From Paper to Screen
Garrett Wang (“Harry Kim” on Star Trek Voyager) and I will discuss the behind-the-scenes aspects of working on Star Trek, from the conception and writing of the episodes, to the rehearsal and filming.
10AM–1PM (or thereabouts) — Orion Slave Auction
Palomino/Quarter Horse/Mustang rooms
I will be participating in the con’s charity auction by offering to name a character in the next Star Trek novel I write after one lucky bidder. If the winner bids high enough, they might even get a cool death scene and be mourned by a canonical Star Trek character.
1PM–2PM — Storycraft with Friends II: Write Harder!
I and three other featured author guests (Janine Spendlove, Bryan Young, and Dennis Upkins) will lead the con’s “Book Channel” featured event: an interactive session in which we help the audience craft a “genre-defying” short story in real time. I’m not sure how this will work, but my friends at GMX tell me it promises to be tres cool.
2PM–3PM — Talking Heads! Q&A with Author Guests
Come and ask me and the con’s other author guests whatever you want to know about our work, or upcoming projects, and our careers.
3PM–5PM — Autographing
I don’t know where this will happen, exactly, but I might be sharing a table with another author in the Dealer’s Room. When I know for certain, I will post the info on my Twitter feed and Facebook Author Page. It will be my pleasure to autograph any of my works that you bring to the table. And in case you were wondering: I do not charge for autographs.
1PM–3PM — Autographing
Again, details on where this will happen will be posted on my Twitter feed and Facebook Author Page.
I’m looking forward to meeting the fine fans of Tennessee, so please make the effort to come out and say “hi”!