I'll be in Portland, Oregon this weekend for Orycon, a three-day celebration of all things sci-fi. I love Portland, and get down there as often as I can, so this con is a no-brainer for me. Oh, also: I was totally BORN in Portland! Even though my family moved away almost immediately! So that's cool!
If you're heading to the con, come by and see me in the dealer room, and maybe pick up a book or one of the awesome new chainsaw bunny prints I'm debuting this weekend. But if you can't make it to Orycon proper, you can still swing by Powell's in Beaverton on Sunday from 4:30 - 6pm for SF Authorfest 6! There will be 23 authors signing books for the event, and I'm one of 'em. They do it every year in conjunction with Orycon, and it's a fantastic way to meet and greet most of the amazing writers that Orycon brings out, even if you can't get to the convention itself.
Oh, and for anyone who got sad because they thought the above headline was referring to that other Portland over in Maine, no worries: I'll be there too! Coast to coast, baby. The following weekend is Coast City Comicon, and it'll be the farthest I've ever flung to go to one of these things.
More on that next week!
I just confirmed that I'll be in Spokane this weekend for Little Con of Horrors, a first-year Halloween horror & comic show at Spokane Community College on Sunday from 10 - 4. Admission is only $3 (or two bucks with a can of food for charity), so come out and say hi! It's the con that will scare your mom!
The crazy-ass cavalcade of conventions continues: this Saturday it's Bellingham Comicon. I'm new to this one too, but it sounds like they put on a pretty great show. So if you're a Bellinghamster I hope to see you there (and maybe some Vancouver folks that I missed at he Mega Con? I guess it's only like an hour away.)
Knowing myself as I do, it seems unlikely that I'll remember to take any photos, but if I do you'll be able to find them here.
I'll be at the Vancouver Mega Comic-Con (that's how they hyphenate it -- I checked) this weekend, so if you're nearby, come by the con and say hi, eh? (See what I did? That's a little CANADIAN for you)
If this YouTube video doesn't get you excited for it, NOTHING WILL.
Seriously, though, this is the first year of this event, and I'm hoping they have a big enough turnout to make it an annual thing. So come help us make it awesome! You can get tickets here.
I'll be at the 2012 Tacoma Zombpocalypse Festerval and Preparedness Expo tomorrow! It's the first year they've done this one, so I don't know entirely what to expect, but according to this News Tribune article, one of the ideas behind the festival is to communicate actual disaster preparedness info, using zombies to get the message out to the masses. Sounds pretty fun, actually. Tickets are $12, with various discounts for public service employees, military and kids.
I'll once again be sharing a booth with author pal Katie Cord, who has promised to spend the day all decked as one of the zombie bridesmaids from her book, He Left Her at the Altar, She Left Him to the Zombies. So that should be worth the price of admission right there!
I'll be selling books at Jet City Comic Show this Saturday (Sept. 22), so if you're near by, come by the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall and say hi!
Jet City is a cool, one-day show focused on comics, comics, comics -- don't expect any movie or TV folks there trying to woo the lucrative geek demographic. Jet City is more of a for us / by us con for comic fans, and I'm excited to be a part of it this year.
Plus, admission is only eight bucks, and they'll be selling exclusive Jet City posters to raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital.