ConFusion Schedule

Next weekend I’ll be at ConFusion in Dearborn, Michigan! I’m really excited to see my Michigan friends and talk about books all weekend. Here’s my panel schedule:

Saturday

2:00 American Horror Story, in Warren

4:00 Mass autograph session, in Erie

6:00 If You Liked That, Try This! in Dearborn

Sunday

10:00 Reading, in Rotunda

2:00 Sorting Hat Chat, in Erie

 

Will I see you there, dear reader?

International Steampunk Symposium Schedule (and more!)

Next weekend will find me at the International Steampunk Symposium! I haven’t received an official schedule, but here’s where I think I’ll be presenting:

Friday:

6:00 Lit Track Reading Hour (Salon C)

Saturday:

5:00 Envisioning a Better Steam Society Revisited (Patriot North)

Sunday

11:00 Fiction and Faith (Salon C)

I hope to see you there!

In other news, I posted sneak peaks of my book covers on my Patreon, which you can view for only $1.00! My first short fiction collection and a novella should be dropping next month, just in time for PenguiCon, and I couldn’t possibly be more excited. More news on that when they go live!

ConFusion panel schedule

I’ll be at ConFusion in Detroit this coming weekend! All my panels are packed onto Saturday, which is great. Sadly, I’m not on any literary panels, but it seemed like they were having a harder time finding people for the general geek culture panels than they were for the literary ones, so since I volunteered for both, they probably put me where they needed panelists the most! Here’s where you can find me:

Parenting in the 21st Century

10am Saturday: Saugatuck

Parenting has always been a challenge, but is it more challenging these days? Are “the kids” no longer sufficiently respectful of one’s lawn?  And what is it with the YouTubes and the Twitters? Are these new problems, or just the same problems other generations of parents faced, dressed in new clothes?

That’s Not My Star Wars!

11am Saturday: Leelanaw

At one point, it appeared most of the world agreed on the canon-destroying awfulness of the Star Wars prequel films, and their unholy avatar Jar Jar Binks. But a new generation of Star Wars is taking hold, and not everyone is pleased with the direction that’s going, either. Where do we draw our mental lines, and why?

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fandom

1pm Saturday: Interlochen

Supporting one another is always important, especially in small communities. What is the best way to support others? How do we keep ourselves from hurting other fandoms

Reading: Dyrk Ashton, Tracy Townsend, Sarah Hans

5pm Saturday: Leelanaw

So…will I see you there?

Motor City Steam Con Schedule

I’m crazy excited about Motor City Steam Con later this month! Here’s where I’ll be:

The Steampunk Genre, Friday 2:00-3:00

Writing for Young Adults, Saturday 1:30-2:30

Fiction Reading, Saturday 4:00-5:00

Eatin’ Mummies and other Strange Victorian Fads, Sunday 10:00-11:00

The Art of the Short Story, Sunday 12:00-1:00

I highlighted the fiction reading, because obviously that’s what I most want people to attend. I love reading my fiction (and other peoples’ fiction, and nonfiction, and fortune cookies, and grocery lists) aloud, but that’s hard to do without an audience, so please attend if you can. Maybe I’ll give away a book!

My besties with the Airship Archon will also be doing the following panels, and I may sit in on one or more:

Lie Back and Think of England, Saturday 7:00-8:00

My Favorite Apocalypse, Sunday 10:00-11:00

Prop & Costume Alchemy, Sunday 11:00-12:00

These times are subject to change, so be sure to check the final schedule on the website (when it goes live) so you won’t miss any of the fun. I can’t wait to see everyone!

 

 

 

2016 Convention Schedule

Here’s where you can find me this year:

Cleveland Concoction – March 11-13, Cleveland, Ohio

International Steampunk Symposium – April 7-10, Cincinnati, Ohio

MARCon – May 6-8, Columbus, Ohio

Motor City Steam Con – July 22-24, Detroit, Michigan

Imaginarium – October 7-9, Louisville, Kentucky

World Fantasy Convention – October 27-30, Columbus, Ohio

 

Imaginarium Schedule

This weekend I’ll be attending my first-ever Imaginarium! Yay Louisville! Here’s where you can find me:

Saturday

2:00 Reading

3:00 Keeping YA Fiction Relevant

4:00 Mental Health and the Literary World

6:00 So You Wanna Edit An Anthology?

9:00 Subgenre Spotlight: Horror

As you can see, I’ll only be doing panels on Saturday, as I won’t be able to arrive until late Friday evening. For the reading on Saturday, I’ll be sharing the time slot with romance authors, so I’ll be reading from my latest weird romance, “When The Stars Are Right,” which will be appearing in an anthology shortly. I hope to see you there!

Origins Game Fair Schedule

This weekend I’ll be at Origins Fame Fair participating in the Author Library. I’m really excited about some of these panels!

Friday

1:00 Writing From a Feminist Perspective

Saturday

2:00 Creating a Steampunk Setting

4:00 Flash Fiction

5:00 Diversity in Speculative Fiction

6:00 Story Time

Sunday

11:00 Crowdfunding Your Novel

12:00 Writing YA and Middle Grade Fiction

When I’m not at panels you can find me in the dealer room hanging with the other authors in the Library. Sound off if I’ll see you! 😀

PenguiCon Schedule

Here’s my schedule for PenguiCon this weekend!

Saturday

10:00 How to do Dystopia

1:00 Making the Fantastic Believable

2:00 Editing for the Unitiated

5:00 Rejection: Dealing with the Dark Side of the Creative Life

9:00 You Can’t Kill the Undead

Sunday

11:00 Author Reading with Jen Haeger

2:00 Crowdfunding Your Way to Success

Will I see you there?

Cleveland Concoction Schedule

Cleveland Concoction is this weekend! My schedule is packed:

Friday

3:00 Writing for Teens

4:00 Crowdfunding Your Way to Success

7:00 World Creation in Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Steampunk

8:00 Darkness and Light

Saturday

9:00am – So I Wrote a Short Story – Now What?

12:00 Autograph Session

2:00 Mixing Genres

4:00 Writing for YA vs. Adults

5:00 Author Showcase (Live Reading)

6:00 The Heart of Steampunk

Obviously this is all subject to change, so you should check your programming booklet at the convention. Will I see you there?

2015 Convention Schedule

My new convention policy: I’m only attending conventions that invite me to be a panelist on their writing track, because that’s what I enjoy the most, or conventions on writing, where I can learn my craft and network with other writers. So this year’s convention list looks a little different from previous years. I’m also excited there are fewer conventions! Because attending 8-10 a year was just exhausting and stopped being fun around the time they all started to blend together into a gelatinous sort of gray goo. Also, time spent at conventions is time I’m not writing!

So here are the conventions where you can find me in 2015:

Cleveland Concoction – March 13-15, Cleveland, Ohio

PenguiCon – April 24-27, Southfield, Michigan

Mo*Con – May 1-3, Indianapolis, Indiana

Origins Game Fair – June 3-7, Columbus, Ohio

Imaginarium – September 11-13, Louisville, Kentucky

Will I see you at any of these conventions, dear reader?