April was the beginning of my 2018 convention season. I couldn’t think of any better way to kick off an extraordinary year than attending JordanCon. It’s my favorite convention honoring the literary works of Robert Jordan and his Wheel of Time series. This year, Brandon Sanderson attended, and it was phenomenal. If you are in the Atlanta area and haven’t attended JordanCon yet, add it to your itinerary for next year. You won’t be disappointed.
Not only did I enjoy mingling with my JordanCon family and chatting with Brandon Sanderson, but I also met two fantastic authors I’ve known only through social media. Morgan Smith (my amazing editor) traveled from Canada, and Tom Fallwell (a co-author on an upcoming epic) traveled from Oklahoma. I’m hoping this won’t be the last time that they visit.
I was pleased to meet a few local authors I know as well. Mark McCray (adult swim), JD Estrada, and VR McCoy attended for the first time, too.
Check out the JordanCon WEBSITE for information about next year. Whether you love art, novels, gaming, or cosplaying, this is the family friendly event you’ll want to be a part of!
WhoLanta was my second event of the year. Although it was slower due to numerous uncontrollable issues (one dealing with horrible construction), I had a wonderful time and look forward to next year. Some of my vendor friends and I enjoyed visiting the Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey display. They have some exceptional props from Dr. Who and more.
To find out my schedule for the year, click HERE. A few events aren’t listed, but I’ll be updating soon. Come and visit me at OutLanta and TrekLanta soon! I’ll be paying homage to Nichelle Nichols (as Uhura) and might bring my bat’leth in case I need to battle more Klingons! As they say, “Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam.” Just kidding. Qapla’!
(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.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the amazing TaLynn Kel. If you haven’t heard that name before, she’s an exceptional person and cosplayer that you might want to learn more about. TaLynn is an inspiration for many and headlines numerous events in the Atlanta (and surrounding) areas.
Please enjoy this short interview and get to know Talynn and me a little better. She has a wonderful personality that exudes confidence and affability. I’m looking forward to the next time that we can sit down and chat.
You can view the full video below that includes additional interviews with authors Antoinette Houston and Mark McCray.
For more information about TaLynn, please visit her WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, and TWITTER pages.
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!
Where will I be this weekend? I will be at the amazing Outlanta Convention May 12th – 14th at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, GA.
Come out and join the fun for an action-packed weekend! Do not forget to stop by the Dealer’s room and visit my booth. I will always have a warm smile, peppermints, fun stories, and friendly hugs. Oh, do not forget about the great novels and swag!
Hope to see you there.
I am waiting for you!
I had a fantastic time at TrekLanta’s annual Star Trek Convention. I not only met some amazing new readers, Trek fans, and cosplayers, I also battled Klingons, attended a Klingon wedding, and met one of my favorites of all time – J. G. Hertzler – Martok of DS9 and many others!
What an epic weekend! Thank you for coming out to meet me and a HUGE thank you to J.G. for being such a sweetheart and chatting it up with me all weekend. He is a remarkable person.
Just a few highlights from the weekend!
I met the BEST Scotty cosplayer that I have ever seen. I admit: my mouth gaped when he walked over to me.
Defending my vendor booth with John Caballero!
J.G. as Martok. LOVE!
I thoroughly enjoyed my first JordanCon convention. The environment and every aspect of the event was spectacular. I met some amazing creatives, cosplayers, and readers. I hope that they enjoy their visit to the land of Faélondul and meet me again to explore more of my fantastical worlds.
The JordanCon staff was exceptional and the atmosphere was welcoming. I will definitely be there for as long as they continue!
Just a few of the numerous photos I captured at the event. Many more are posted on the JordanCon FB page.
Lezayen, my seven-foot panther hybrid from Adnamax found a few admirers. Well, I can’t blame them. He is quite irresistible.
I even met and held a werewolf baby. So precious!
Cannot wait until next year!
If you would like to come out and meet me, I’ll be at Treklanta this weekend and….
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!