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Convention Power

 Most of my author friends go to conventions to be on panels and to sell books to people they meet. Some sell books using a cash-only approach, while others use phone-based credit and debit card devices to accept payments. Getting 120v power to your booth can range from free to twenty bucks for the con […]

Malcon Denver 2015 Schedule

 Malcon Denver Schedule August 14-16, 2015 Friday 10:00 – 10:50pm in Room One:  Is It True You Always Have Story Ideas? Saturday 11:00 – 11:50am in Room One: Violence and Horror 2:00 – 2:50pm in Room Two: Sympathetic Villains 7:00 – 7:50pm in Room Three: NanoWriMo 9:00 – 9:50pm in Room One: Steampunk in Fiction: Is London […]

Double-Down in Denver

Tonya and I will be heading over to attend MileHiCon and RockyMountainCon in October. Tonya will be at MileHiCon on Friday, and at RockyMountainCon on Saturday and Sunday. I will be at MileHiCon on Friday and Saturday, and at RockyMountainCon on Sunday. One new and cool panel will go over writing for anthologies, with the […]

Spocon 2014

 Since we had so much fun at Radcon, Tonya and I decided to add another Washington convention to our tour. Tim “SomeCallMeTim” Martin was a gentlemanly host, and the whole crew at Spocon was quite professional and well organized. The welcome packet had everything we needed, and the green room was a good spot to […]

Denver Comic Con 2014

 If you’re going to Denver Comic Con, please stop by and visit the Handsome Author Society booth at spot #1013 (on Friday the 13th!). The booth includes books from me, Quincy J. Allen, Travis Heermann, Sam Knight, Mark Stone, and Vivian Caethe, plus some art prints and Tonya L. De Marco’s Adopt a Monster baby […]

Respect

 I’m not one to post about controversial stuff. I avoid religion and political topics for the most part. But there’s something that’s been really bugging me today. There was a post over on ScienceFiction.com about an interview with Tracy Hickman at AnomalyCon. I’m sure it wasn’t purposeful, but the piece made Tracy appear to be […]

AnomalyCon 2014: Revolution

 Another AnomalyCon has come and gone, and I’m filled with a bit of melancholy. I miss hanging out with my author and artist friends. #     #     # I’ll update my panel listings page later this week. I was on quite a few, and with the usual conflicting panel information all larger […]

MileHiCon 45: Day Two

 MileHiCon 45 is in full swing. Yesterday, I was on the Animation for Adults panel, and we discussed everything from Futurama to tentacle porn to anime. I hung out with Gary Jonas for the Meet, Munch and Mingle book signing event, then we had a reading with additional authors including Paul Lell. I liked Gary’s […]

Freebie Friday: Con Name Placard

 I’ve been to too many conventions where name placards were not available for the panelists. Usually MileHiCon is on the ball, but I decided to make sure I have one ready to go. I picked up a plastic name tag holder from Office Depot and printed up a placard with my name and the MileHiCon logo […]

Malcon 1

 It’s been a good year for first-run conventions. Malcon 1 in Denver was last weekend. This con is a catch-all for the oddball geekdom fans that don’t have their own dedicated event (with the exception of Whovians.) So, for a weekend, the Sheraton at the Denver Tech Center was home to fans from Doctor Who, […]