Monday, September 23, 2013

You're invited...

So we are in the final throws of the mass of activity related to:
  • The release of The Crown Tower
  • The release of The Rose and the Thorn
  • The distribution of the Hollow World Kickstarter
So since we are now winding down it's time to celebrate.

First a virtual invitation.  I've got these really cool t-shirts that you can't buy (only be awarded or win) and I'm having a contest right now.  Here is what they look like:

You can enter the contest from this link. Members of the Dark Room (a secret and private group on goodreads) get an extra ballots (one of their perks), but if you want to join The Dark Room here is an invitation for it as well

Okay, now for the non-virtual invitations...

Washington DC: Wednesday Sep 25, 2013 (7:00 pm - 8:15 pm)
If you are in or around the Washington D.C. Area this Wednesday night at 7:00 pm  then stop by One More Page Books for the official launch party of The Riyria Chronicles. This is a Fall for the Book Event and I'll be signing books, talking a bit about the new release, and there were be raffle giveaways for wine, tshirt and even some Hollow World books that you can't even get until April 15, 2014. We'll probably go out for a drink after the to be determined.

Annapolis MD: Saturday Sep 28, 2013 (all day)
I and a number of members of the Alexandria Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will be enjoying the day at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. No I'm not a featured guest or anything like that, but I will be there and will be glad to say hi, shake a hand, or sign a book for those interested.  I'll be checking twitter throughout the day so if you are there as well and want to meet up - just let me know.

New York NY:  Friday Oct 11, 2013 (11:00 - 12:00)
I'll be at the Javits Convention Center as part of New York Comic Con participating on a panel about Epic Fantasy. Others on the panel include Scott Lynch, Peter V. Brett, Elizabeth Bear, Brian Staveley, Drew Karpyshyn. The panel will be moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart from Mysterious Galaxy and we'll be in room 1A17.

New York NY:  Friday Oct 11, 2013 (12:15 - 1:00)
I'll be at the Javits Convention Center at autograph table #21. Even if you have nothing to sign, come and stop by to say hello.

New York NY:  Friday Oct 11, 2013 (2:00 - 3:00)
I'll be at the Javits Convention Center in Orbit's Booth (2218) signing books.  Generally they give away a number of them but if history repeats itself they run out fast - so you might want to get there a little early. Even if all the free books go I'll be at the booth for meet and greet. 

Gaithersburg MD:  Saturday Oct 12, 2013 (7:00 pm - late)
I'm going to be dropping by the bar at the Washington Hilton during Capclave 2013 to say hello to some people who will be in town for the weekend.  Again - drop by and say hi or have a drink.

Gaithersburg MD:  Sunday Oct 13, 2013 (late morning - early afternoon)
Capclave will be winding down, but I'll be around again just kicking back with people and chatting about fantasy and science fiction. Look for me in the bar at the hotel.

Springfield VA: Sunday Nov 3, 2013 (10: 00 - 12:30 pm)
Bookclub discussion: The Crown Tower with the Sci-fi & Fantasy Bookclub of Alexandria we'll be meeting at Houlihan's in the Springfield Hilton. There will be two sessions this is the morning one.

Springfield VA: Sunday Nov 3, 2013 (2:30 pm - 4:00 pm)
Bookclub discussion: The Crown Tower with the Sci-fi & Fantasy Bookclub of Alexandria we'll be meeting at Houlihan's in the Springfield Hilton. There will be two sessions this is the afternoon one.

New York NY: Saturday Nov 9, 2013 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
I'll be a guest panelist at the Self-publishing Book Expo at the Hotel Pennsylvania. While I should be available for questions during the meet and greet in the morning, and between sessions, I'll also be on a panel from 3:30 - 4:30 on how to raise funds and build a publishing team when self-publishing. In particular I'll be talking about my success with Kickstarter and how I used the funds to hire the same professionals that produce my traditionally published titles.

Upper Saddle River NJ: Saturday Nov 9, 2013 (7:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
I'll be a guest of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County to discuss writing and publishing. The meeting will be held at the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center

Whew.  Well that's all that I'm aware of in the fall book festival and convention season. Schedule for 2014 hasn't been set yet but I'm fairly sure I'll be at Legendary Confusion in Detroit in January and The World Fantasy Convention in Washington DC in November 2014. I hope to see some of you at these various places.


  1. The only place on your list that I'm not familiar with is Upper Saddle River. Have fun on your mini-tour and get a Scotch Egg at the Ren Fest, they are perfection.

  2. I read your about page Michael, it is quite inspiring and shows the value of never quitting! I'll look out for your books next time (this weekend) While my wife's in Tesco's I'll be in the bookshop :)
    If I'm allowed!!!

  3. One day you need to do one of these in the south! And I'd volunteer the metropolis that is Houston, Texas for the place to start... >_>

  4. Good Golly Miss Molly! I just checked out your site and saw that you had been to the RF near Annapolis. I live 6 miles from there! :-)
    I started reading your books about two weeks ago. Outstanding. Now, my wife is reading them too. We both really enjoy them.
    Keep writing!

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