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Monday, May 18, 2015

'Tis the Season

Well, it's late Spring and the Memorial Day Weekend is coming up fast.  I always view this as the unofficial start of Summer and the SF/F convention season.  I know, lots of conventions have already taken place throughout the country, including some pretty heavy-hitters including a number of ComiCon conventions, one of them right here in KC.  But with the warming weather and a good stretch of Summer ahead, this is when conventions hit their stride.

With that in mind, here is my schedule for the upcoming months:
ConQuesT 46
May 22-24
Downtown Marriott Hotel, Kansas City MO
Guests of Honor: 
Editor:   George R. R. Martin
Author:  Brandon Sanderson
Artist:    Nene Thomas

Osfest 8
July 31 - August 2
Ramada Plaza Hotel, Omaha, NE
Guests of Honor:
Author:   Matthew S. Rotundo
Media:    Dr. San Guinary
Artist:     Arden Ellen Nixon

Archon 39
October 2-4
Gateway Convention Center, St. Louis MO (Collinsville IL is the actual city)
Guests of Honor:
Special Guest:   HARLAN ELLISON (Yes, THAT Harlan Ellison)
Author:   Jacqueline Carey
Media:   R. J. Haddy
Science: Jordin T. Kare
Artist:   Brent Chumley

I'll have a dealers table at all the above conventions, and at ConQuesT 46 I'll also be participating in various panels and have a reading session as well (Sunday at 1:00pm).  

SF/F conventions are a great place to get together with friends, network with other professionals, see favorite authors/media/artists, and generally have a great time.  There are few fandoms in the world like SF/F and it's all for fun!  

Hope to see you there at ConQuesT 46 coming up this weekend, or at one of the other conventions later this year!  

And keep reading!  

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