Hello everybody! I’m back from another great year at Connooga. First, let me start by apologizing to anyone that came out on Saturday to see me. I came down with a bad case of food poisoning late Friday night, and it knocked me out of commission for all of Saturday. Other than that, the show was great.
It’s always nice to get to see my con buddies and sit in on some great panels. I will be posting the audio from these panels throughout the week. I got to hang out with one of my favorite writers, Brian Keene, who is just the best guy if you ever have a chance to meet him. It was also great to see my other writer friends, Kenyon T. Henry and Philip Ligon.
My favorite part of course is getting to meet all the awesome people who come out to the show. I saw a lot of familiar faces and was able to meet a lot of new people as well. To everyone that came out this weekend and stopped by to say hello, thanks. Sorry, I wasn’t able to be there on Saturday. Check back everyday this week for the audio from the panels I was able to be a part of to hear some of the fun that we had. Thanks, and we’ll see you next year Connooga.
Hello all. Next weekend is Connooga. I will once again be attending and have copies of my books for sale. I will also be a panelist. If you are planning on coming, please drop by and say hello. Below is the schedule of panels that I will be on.
Friday – February 23
IT: The Horror of Stephen King 4-4:50 in Convention Center Room 17
Scary Story Time 8-8:50 in Convention Center Room 17
Saturday – February 24
Plot or Character? How to Approach Your Story 12-12:50 in Convention Center Room 19
Scream Queen competition (I will be a judge) 2-2:50 in Chattanoogan Amphitheatre
Sunday – February 25
Outline or Doubtline: The Benefits of Knowing How Your Story Ends Before It Starts 12-12:50 in Convention Center Room 19
The Writer’s Journey: Take It or Fake It 1-1:50 in Convention Center Room 19
If you want more information about Connooga or any of these panels, download their app in the Google Play or iTunes store. If you are looking for something to do, then this is a great event with something for everyone. Hope to see you there.
Hello all. I hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. I have several different irons in the fire that I will tell you about as the year goes on, but for now let me tell you about my first show this year.
I will be at Connooga from February 23-25 in Chattanooga, TN. If you’ve never been to this show, it is a lot of fun. Unlike a lot of shows this is multi-fandom, meaning comics, anime, pop culture, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, cosplay, horror, scifi, and fantasy are all welcome and will be represented. I will have copies of my books for sale, and am super-excited to be at the show with Bram Stoker award winner Brian Keene.
I hope that you guys can make it out to this fun show, and I’ll post my panel schedule once it’s finalized. If you can’t make it out in February, don’t worry I have other shows that I’ll be doing this year but more on that as they get closer.
Enjoy and hope to catch you in 2018.
Good morning all, I wanted to thank everyone that came by at Atlanta Steampunk Exposition (ASE) and picked up a book. This was the show’s first year, and it was a great show. We saw a lot of great, top-tier cosplay, and I had the opportunity to meet some great independent authors like myself.
Here are just two examples of the cosplay that was on display.
If you are a fan of steampunk fiction, this was the con for you. ASE had a lot of great authors, and I was able to pick up some books. You can click on any of the covers below to pick up the books that I added to my library this weekend.
ASE 2017 was a success in my opinion. A lot of people attended and everyone appeared to have a great time. We have received confirmation that they will be doing a second show in 2018. If possible, I hope to be a part of it. Thank you very much to everyone that came out, if you weren’t able to make it, I hope to see you at another show sometime soon.
A big thank you to everyone that came out to Christmas in Lithia this year. I was able to see some familiar faces and meet a lot of great new people. This is one of the few craft shows that I do, and the people just keep making it an awesome show that I can’t resist.
This coming weekend, November 18-19th, I’ll be with my wife and cover artist at Atlanta Steampunk Exposition. I hope to see you guys out there. This will also be my last show of 2017. If you are looking for something to do this weekend and are in the Atlanta area, stop by and say ‘hi.’
Again, big thanks to everyone that came out this past weekend, and I hope to see some of you this coming weekend.
Hello faithful readers, I have two more shows before the end of the year.
The first is Christmas in Lithia. This show is on November 11-12 at Lithia Springs High School. It is a craft show featuring a variety of vendors, I will be there with copies of my books alongside my wife, who will have her prints and coloring books available. My sister-in-law will be joining us with her collection of handmade, geek-inspired bags and pouches. For more information, you can click here.
On November 18-19, I will be at the Atlanta Steampunk Exposition at the Atlanta Marriott at the Galleria. This promises to be a fun show. The weekend before Thanksgiving, this show will be debuting with a host of steampunk guests and authors. If you are a steampunk enthusiast, then I urge you to come out. You can click here for more information.
If you are looking for Christmas gifts that are not your average store bought merchandise, or you want some autographed books for yourself or someone special, then both of these shows are places to find them. Also, if you happen to be in the area on those dates and are looking for something to do, I think you’ll have a good time at either event. Hope to see you there.
Thanks to everyone that stopped by and picked up a book, business card, or just said ‘hi.’ It’s always great to get to see everyone.
This year was a fantastic year. I was able to meet John G. Hartness, a writer that you should definitely check out if you haven’t already. His works include Bubba the Monster Hunter (a personal favorite), the Black Knight Chronicles, and Quincy Harker Demon Hunter, check out his fun works.
I also got to spend some time talking with Disney great Tad Stones, creator of Darkwing Duck, whose other credits include, Chip n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, the Aladdin tv show, and the animated Hellboy feature films. Not only was he a lot of fun to talk to and get some background information, when I bumped into him at his table, he was drawing Darkwing himself. Now, I have this original piece in my collection.
I am the terror that flaps in the night.
And as always there was a lot of jaw-dropping costumes. Since I spent most of my time in the art show, I wasn’t able to take pictures of them as they walked through, but just google Dragoncon 2017, and you’ll find a lot of pictures I’m sure. To all my con buddies that I didn’t get to see this year, there will be other cons and there is always next year.
Thanks for reading, and keep checking back for other places where I’ll be.