NorWesCon - Seattle Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Conventions! Audiobooks! Exclamation Points!

Gosh, it’s been a while since I updated, huh? Guess I’ve been a bit busy! Lots of news to relate here.

First things first: If you’re in the Seattle-ish area, I’ll be making my first convention appearance as a panelist at Norwescon from April 2 – 5. This year’s Author Guest of Honor is kind of a big deal (George RR Martin), so it’s looking to be a bigger-than-usual con. I’m told selection for panelists & such was pretty competitive this year, so I’m excited to have been chosen!
My schedule for the con has me on the following panels:
Name All the Things!
Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm – Evergreen 1&2
Dean Wells (M), Frances Pauli, Erik Scott de Bie, Brenda Carre, Elliott Kay
One-on-One Combat for Writers
Fri 10:00am-11:00am – Evergreen 3&4
GregRobin Smith (M), Norman K. Moss, Bill Gruner, A.M. Brosius, Ogre Whiteside, Michael ‘Tinker’ Pearce, V Whitlock, Ann Schilling, Alan Paulsen
(I’m not on the published schedule for this one, but the track lead invited me this weekend and I jumped at the chance. This is a great panel.)
Writing About the Military
Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm – Cascade 7&8
Russell Ervin (M), Bart Kemper, S. A. Bolich, Jennifer Brozek, Joseph Malik, Elliott Kay

Level Up Your Indie Skillset
Sat 6:00pm-7:00pm – Cascade 9
Matt Youngmark (M), Annie Bellet, Luna Lindsey, Elliott Kay

Beyond Insert Tab A Into Slot B
Sat 9:00pm-10:00pm – Cascade 6
18+ Only, please

Zap! Pow! Bam!
Sun 3:00pm-4:00pm – Cascade 9
Grant Riddell (M), Elliott Kay, Erik Scott de Bie, Craig English

Norwescon has been an annual event for me since I arrived in Seattle ten years ago. I’ve been a regular attendee, I’ve been a vendor(‘s boyfriend), I’ve found myself in after-hours room parties until far too late at night, and now I’m an attending pro! Hooray, progress!
But if you’re on my blog here, you’re probably wondering what I’ve been up to since my last update. I’ve been focused on my sci-fi books for the last couple of months. Some of my efforts have been drawn off by edits and proofreads of Poor Man’s Fight and Rich Man’s War in preparation for its publishing re-launch through Skyscape, but for the most part I’ve been hard at work writing the still-not-titled Book Three in the series. As I may have noted elsewhere, there’s a lot of world-building to do for this one. Tanner is at the end of his enlistment term, with major decisions to face for his life while Archangel, the Kingdom of Hashem, the big corporations and the rest of the Union brawl their way toward a new status quo.
Additionally, I have some more good news if you’re a lover of Audiobooks: and I have reached a deal for producing audio versions of Good Intentions, Natural Consequences and Days of High Adventure! I can’t offer much in the way of details there except for the fact that the papers are signed and I have received word from Audible that the process is underway. We don’t have a narrator chosen or a release date yet, but I’m told it should all be a matter of just a few months.
I hope to have more news soon, and if you’re at Norwescon, please come say hi!