Category Archives: Conventions & events

Cogs and Captains at Contemporal 2013

I had a great time this weekend at ConTemporal, the 2nd annual steampunk convention in North Carolina. SO. MANY. COSTUMES. And I love costumes, but the highlight for me was meeting musician, artist, author, Dr. Strange impersonator, and award-winning stop-action … Continue reading

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My schedule for ConTemporal

Fri 5 pm – Is There Something in the Water? (panelist) North Carolina, and especially the Triangle, seems to produce a high number of science fiction and fantasy writers. What ‘s special about this area that allows this speculative fiction … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop the Serenity 2013

This post originally appeared March 31, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Seven authors from the Contact-Infinite Futures SF/SFR blog join Dark Horse Comics, Felicia Day, Think Geek, Joss Whedon and many others in sponsoring Can’t Stop the … Continue reading

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The Great Raleigh Chocolate Tour of 2013

Please note that this information is based on my experiences in February 2013. Locations and products may have changed since then. The alien heroes in my science fiction Stellarnet books may think chocolate tastes like an oozing fungus from the planet … Continue reading

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Writers and the winds of change at Illogicon 2

IllogiCon is a small, local science fiction convention attended by fans, readers, authors, editors and publishers in my area. I had the chance to hang out with friends new and old — Joe from the Research Triangle Science Fiction Society, … Continue reading

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Foxy Ladies and Ferrets at the Charlotte Geek Gala

Saturday evening was a whirlwind of nerditude for a great cause, at the Geek Gala in Charlotte sponsored by the Charlotte Geeks and Spandex City. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina. Carnival-style games included a nerf shooting … Continue reading

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STELLARNET PRINCE release month madness

Free ebooks, recipes, character interviews, cool jewelry, Stellarnet tarot cards and all the goodies! Here’s my blog tour schedule and most of it revolves around the release of Stellarnet Prince, sequel to Stellarnet Rebel, available from AMAZON U.S. Kindle * … Continue reading

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Pixels and pitches at Escapist Expo 2012

I shared a table with BULL SPEC at Escapist Expo 2012. The magazine is an active supporter of regional authors and artists. It’s been an enthusiastic friend of mine ever since I met the founder and publisher Sam Montgomery-Blinn at NASFiC in 2010. … Continue reading

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Characters and curiosities at ConTemporal 2012

I’ve returned from three days in Port Raleigh, otherwise known as ConTemporal, a new science fiction and steampunk convention in North Carolina. After doing Illogicon, StellarCon and ConCarolinas this year, I think ConTemporal might be my favorite. In part, because … Continue reading

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How do you define “steampunk”?

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on June 17, 2012. Next weekend I’ll be at ConTemporal, a new sci-fi convention in North Carolina. Guests will include steampunk authors Cherie Priest, Clay and Susan Griffith, and John Claude Bemis, … Continue reading

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