Well, this weekend I make my first trip to Houston for COMICPALOOZA at the Convention Center in downtown.
This weekend, starting Friday at 3:30, see me at Comicpalooza booth #2632, Next to NASA in Hall C. (Click map to enlarge view.)
I will also participate in the following signings and panels:
Booth 3801/3809 – BARNES AND NOBLE BOOTH – SIGNING
FRIDAY MAY 12, 2017 2:30 PM TO 3:30 PM
ROOM 370D (literary Room 1) Teaching Old Tropes New Tricks
Saturday May 13, 2017 10:00 am to 11:00 am
You hear it over and over: Zombies are passé, superheroes are done – and don’t even think about saying the V-word. Yet we’re endlessly delighted when someone manages to give us a story that makes all our old favorites new again. What’s their secret? Join us and find out!
Panelists: Jim Butcher, Lev Grossman, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, William Ledbetter, Tex Thompson
Room 372D – The Science of Science Fiction
Saturday May 13, 2017 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
What makes good Science Fiction? Is science actually required? How much? Panelists discuss various aspects and examples.
Panelists: Bryan Thomas Schmidt, C. Stuart Hardwick
Room 370F – Finding an Agent: When, How, and Why
Sunday May 14, 2017 10:00 am to 11:00 am
If you want to see your book stocked at Barnes & Noble, chances are you need a literary agent. But that doesn’t mean one is essential for every writer seeking traditional publication – or that just any agent will do. In this panel, we’ll discuss when to seek representation and how to do it professionally, responsibly and efficiently – without tearing your hair out!
Panelists: Cassandra Rose Clarke, Wren Michaels, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Mari Mancusi, B. Alan Bourgeois
Room 370F – From Pen to Pulse Rifle: Writing Good Military Science Fiction
Sunday May 14, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
From Heinlein to Drake, military science fiction has always had a strong following. There are tricks to writing good military sci-fi, however. This panel will provide pointers and tips on how to write compelling military science fiction, convey futuristic military technology and tactics concepts, project trends in near-future and far-future military developments and describe what goes into the writing process.
Panelists: Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Breandan Ó’Ciarraí, K. M. Tolan, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Wayne Basta