Midwest FurFest 2018

This is just a quick update, but I’ll be attending Midwest FurFest this weekend. I’ve been packing tonight, but I want to give everyone an update on what I’ve been up to.

For starters, I’ll be doing panels of course. One of those is the new release reading on Friday. Unfortunately, Fang 9 got pushed back, the book I was hoping to see come out at FurFest, so I’m a little torn on what piece to read. I might read a sample from that as a teaser, but I also might read from my story in Dissident Signals. When we did the Dissident Signals reading at Anthrocon, I actually let the authors do the reading, so this would be my first chance to share that piece. I’m still trying to decide.

I’m also doing a fantasy panel on Saturday with Jess E. Owen. Jess is an amazing author and it’s an honor to get to panel with her. We’ve got an entire presentation we’ve put together and I’m super excited to share this with you. It’s an updated version of the slide deck I used at Emerald Fur Summit, but with tweaks and improvements suggest by Jess.. She isn’t the only amazing writer I’ve been paired with this con on panels, though. I’m also on panels with Kyell Gold, Teiran, Robert Baird, Sasuke, and Skunkbomb, all very talented writers

My schedule for panels at this con is:

Friday, November 30th, 2018

  • 12:00pm — New Release Reading
  • 3:30pm — Setting and World Building

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

  • 12:30pm — Get Published
  • 3:00pm — So You Want to Write Fantasy
  • 8:30pm — Erotica: Basic Adult Writing (18+)

All in all, this should be a great con, so I’m really looking forward to it.

Emerald Fur Summit, Season 1

As a quick note, I’ll be at Emerald Fur Summit this weekend. As it comes as a shock to no one who follows my con attendances, I’ll be doing panels! Emerald Fur Summit is a small con, so I’m just doing two to help them out. They are both scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd. The first is Fantasy Writing at 11:30 AM and then I’ll be doing Writing for Publication after that at 1:00 PM. If you’re at this event and want to see me talk writing come on by! Each panel is scheduled for an hour.

In general writing news, I’ve been working in a new short story, and a major project I’ll talk about next month that clocks in at just under 86,000 words.

Attending Megaplex 2018 This Weekend

It’s Megaplex time down in Orlando, and I’ll be there. Megaplex is a smaller con then some of the others I go to, so I expect to have more down time. I did sign up to do some writing panels there, so if you’re at Megaplex, and want to hear me talk writing, I’m doing four panels. I kind of expected when I put these in the con would not take all four, but they did. The panels I’m doing are:

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

  • Sci-Fi Writing — 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Writing for Publication — 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Erotic Writing (18+) — 10:30pm – 11:30pm

Saturday, August 4

  • Plot and Characters — 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Besides that, I’ll mostly be floating around the con and helping out with Rysingson Accessories booth. I hope to see you in Orlando!

Dissident Signals Releasing at Anthrocon

Anthrocon is this weekend and I am happy to announce the dystopia anthology I have been working on, Dissident Signals, will be releasing at the con! This project with Slip Wolf has been a long, challenging, but rewarding project. It’s awesome that is also has finally reached completion and in a few days it will be in people’s hands. We have fifteen amazing stories in this thing by very talented writers. Slip wrote the overall narrative and I have a story in this, but it is really the writers who are making this thing shine. It’s available from FurPlanet now.

To help support the book, we’ll be doing a reading at the con, Saturday July 7th at 4pm, from four authors who will be there. Slip and I will introduce the book, and then TJ Minde, Mog Moogle, Thurston Howl, and Joseph Vandehey will read excerpts from their pieces. T.D. Coltraine will also be in attendance, but didn’t want to read.

Besides the reading, my Anthrocon is going to pretty relaxing. I am doing one other panel at the con, Historical Fiction, Sunday at 11:30 AM. This should be fun since the awesome Tempe O’Kun is also on the panel along with Jaden Drackus, a newer but raising star of furry writing. If you are at the con, definitely come to the panels and pick up a copy of Dissident Signals. I’ll be happy to sign it, if you want.

I also have a story that came out a few weeks ago in BREEDS: Wolves by Thurston Howl Press called Unsatisfied. It’s a sequel to my story that appeared in Knotted, and revisits the two protagonists from that piece. I’m really proud of this story, so if your looking for something steamy, check it out.

Furry Weekend Atlanta 2018

I’ll be attending Furry Weekend Atlanta (FWA) this weekend. FWA was the first con I ever got to attend, so it’s been existing to watch how it’s grown from a small event out by the airport to being a much bigger con. The changes have really been existing to see.

FWA continues to develop a better writing track at the hands of JelliQal. As part of that, I’m doing some panels at the con.

Friday, April 6th

  • Out of this World Fur Fiction, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • World Building in Furry Literature,12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, April 7th

  • Traditional Publishing, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Adult Writing, 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Sunday, April 8th

  • Improving your Fiction, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

All writing panels will be in Panels Dock 7. I hope to see you in Atlanta.

TFF 2018 And a Story Reprint

Hey, it’s con time again, and I’ll be at TFF this weekend for the first time ever. As part of that, I’ll be doing some writing panels.

  • Fantasy Story Writing – Friday, February 9 • 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Scene & World Building – Friday, February 9 • 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Writing 201 – Saturday, February 10 • 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Publisher Q&A – Sunday, February 11 • 1:00pm – 2:00pm

I’m really looking forward to this trip as I’ve never been to Texas before. Dystopia editing has been humming along, so it’s a nice break. Also, I’m happy to announce, I’ve got a reprint that came out last month. “The Harvest Moon Ceremony” is out again in SPECIES: Foxes by Thurston Howl Publications.