Wonderful New Year wishes to everyone!
I’ve made a post regarding my fantastic convention year in Atlanta, GA. I was blessed to meet some wonderful creatives and a few of my favorite professional actors and authors. Being a panelist with Christopher Paolini and Michael Livingston at DragonCon was a great way to end this busy year. However, meeting Colin Baker (Dr. Who) and J.G. Hertzler (my favorite Klingon, Martok, from DS9) was an extra special treat!
Some unexpected honors also helped to make 2017 a memorable year. My debut novel, The Rise of Nazil, is a Readers’ Favorite award-winner, and my Science Fantasy Duology (Rites of Heirdron and Orbs of Trenihgea) won two gold awards as well. Being recognized for my novels is a humbling and fulfilling experience. It’s difficult to share my work with the world, and I’m overjoyed that readers relish each well-crafted tale and email me expressing their love (or loathing) of the multilayered characters and the worlds in which they live.
Thank you to everyone who purchased, read, and reviewed my novels. With the vast amount of literary works available to you, it’s an honor to have my novels selected and loved.
Enjoy this exciting holiday season and GREAT success in 2018!
(Christopher Paolini, Michael Livingston, and Aaron-Michael Hall)
2017 has been an interesting and busy year! After relocating to Georgia, I wasn’t certain what I’d be doing as far as my novels and conventions. I didn’t know that I was moving to a convention paradise.
It’s taken some time to get my bearings, but I’ve enjoyed numerous conventions this year. If I had the energy, I would’ve attended more. However, I’m not as young as I once was, so I’ve narrowed down my list for next year. I’ll probably add one or two as the New Year begins, but I’m not planning on attending more than ten in 2018 (this doesn’t include signing events).
My first and favorite event next year is JordanCon! If you’ve never attended this fantastic convention, you’re missing out. Do yourself a favor and visit their WEBSITE. They still have vendor space available and very reasonable convention passes. 2018 is JordanCon’s tenth anniversary, and I can’t wait to celebrate with each and every one of you.
If I haven’t met you at a convention yet, you can check my schedule HERE. I’ll update it in January so you’ll know where I’ll be. I’d love to meet and chat with you. If you’re bringing coffee, I like cream and three Splenda!
Enjoy a few of 2017’s convention memories.
The busy convention season is beginning to wind down, and I am feeling it. However, I have four fantastic events remaining on my calendar.
So, where will I be for the rest of the year?
On August 26-27th, I will be at the Wolf Creek Library in Atlanta, Ga attending OnyxCon. This is an exceptional FREE event featuring creatives of all types. I was fortunate enough to attend the Sankofa event they held in February. It was a remarkable experience and extremely well attended. Pack up the family and come out to meet some exceptional artist, authors, graphic designers, film producers, and more! Visit their WEBSITE for more information.
In September (1st-4th), I will be attending DragonCon. If you know anything about this phenomenal convention, you understand how excited I am to be a part of it this year. In fact, I am not only attending, I have the honor of being on a High Fantasy panel with Christopher Paolini, Michael Livingston, and Mercedes Lackey. For more information, visit their WEBSITE.
My last two events this year are Conjuration and the Atlanta Steampunk Expo. I hope to see you there!
If you would like an opportunity to WIN a FREE audiobook of Rites of Heirdron or an ebook of Orbs of Trenihgea, I have a rafflecopter giveaway! No email sign ups or difficult instructions. Great Success.
If you will be in the Atlanta area July 14-16, this would be a great event to visit. You still have time to register at a discount! BOGO ends soon.
What is Cos~Losseum?
Cos-Losseum Cosplay Con is a multi-genre, mini-convention that dreams big. Organized by The Cosplay Initiative.
Come out and meet cosplayers and celebrities from all genres of fandom.
Much like every other Comic Con, Cos-Losseum brings together amazing guests, events, and vendors. But whats unique about us is our focus to celebrating Cosplay craft, Gaming, and Cosplay Awareness. Our smaller scale provides a more intimate setting for the community and fans. You’ll be able to make new friends, bond and network with other cosplayers and other fans during an unforgettable weekend. And help us raise funds and awareness for children living with terminal illnesses, as a portion of our proceeds go to support The Make-A-Wish® Georgia Foundation!
We are a true multi-genre convention covering the below genres and more. To provide a fun and exciting event where Cosplayers and fans can gather to meet,greet, and compete with each other and special guests!!!
- Anime • Movies • Fantasy
- Comic books • Sci-Fi • COSPLAY
Naturally, I will be there along with some great vendors, guests, and panelists. Want to know more? Visit the WEBSITE and FACEBOOK page. I hope to see you there!
If you are in the GA area and would like to come out and have a fantastic time, meet me at JordanCon!
What is JordanCon?
JordanCon is a fantasy literature convention founded in honor of the late author, Robert Jordan. JordanCon features eight tracks of simultaneous programming, a Dealers’ Hall, gaming, an Art Show featuring original art by a variety of artists, and charity events benefiting the Mayo Clinic and other charities.
So, come on out to the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center April 21st weekend to meet me and other creatives at JordanCon. My vendor table will be stocked and I would LOVE to meet you.
The Rise of Nazil (Book 1) is still only .99! After this weekend, the sale will be over, so grab your copy today!
If you are in the area, come out and join me at the Atlanta SciFi and Fantasy expo tomorrow! I would love to meet and chat it up with you.
What is this event?
A gathering of geeky gurus and geniuses sharing their genuine love for science fiction and fantasy art, entertainment, and media. Connect with industry professionals, collaborate with local artisans, and discuss interests with friends old and new during this 2 day celebration of fandom. The best part is that knowledge and exploration are FREE during the Expo!
Where will we be?
North DeKalb Mall
2042 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur, Georgia 30033
For more information, please visit their WEBSITE.
I cannot wait to meet you!