The Comicon phenomena is spreading across the US, and I’m taking advantage of the chance to visit fans in the SW. I’ll be at Phoenix’s biggest pop culture festival and I hope you’ll come out and say hi. My schedule (as it evolves) will be posted here.
On Sunday, May 18th at 5PM, I’ll be kicking off WORD Brooklyn’s WRITECRAFT lecture series at their Brooklyn (126 Franklin Street) location. The point of the series is to address writing-craft SOLELY. No discussion of markets, agents, conventions, social media, or any of that other cart-before-the-horse crap that most people spend way too much time on. The lecture focuses entire on HOW TO WRITE. It is the most important thing, the baseline that must be in place before anything in a writing career can happen. Craft is king. Craft above all. To emphasize this point, the lecture will be followed by one hour of *silent* writing time. So, bring your laptop. Details are here.
Hitting things from a different angle for this one. Instead of talking fantasy and novel writing, I’m going to be talking war and PTSD. If I do this right, it’ll be serious without being heavy, and you might even find a thing or two inspiring. Only one way to find out. Hope to see you there. Details here.
I’ll be following up my talk at the Library of Congress with a more casual appearance at the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Dangerous Voices Happy Hour! Come check me out in Charm City! Things kick off Saturday, February 1st at 5PM. Details here.