You can find me in Baltimore over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, attending Balticon 50 along with such luminaries as George R. R. Martin, Peter S. Beagle, John Varley and many more. I will spend most of the time in the dealer room, manning the UFO Publishing vending table. However, I’m also participating on several programming items. Here they are:
Friday, 9pm – St. George – Urban Fantasy Reading
I’ll read alongside Val Griswold-Ford, John Hartness, and S.L. Wideman. I’ll read “Dreidel of Dread: The Very Cthulhu Channukah” and maybe something else, time permitting.
Saturday, 9am – Parlor 11029 – The Business of Short Fiction
We’ll discuss researching short fiction markets, preparing manuscript for submission, cover letters, communication with editors, contract review and negotiation, reprint rights and markets, foreign rights, and other aspects of monetizing your short stories. Advance registration is required for this seminar and attendance is limited.
Saturday, 5pm – Autograph Table 1 – Signing
Signing books with Sarah Pinsker and Michael Underwood.
Monday, 10am – Kent – Mass Signing
Lots of authors signing at the same time.
Monday, 11am – Parlor 8029 – How to Give and Get Critiques
With Sarah Pinsker (M), Scott Edelman, Connie Willis and K. M. Szpara
What goes into being a good critiquer. How to listen to others’ critiques of your work. Where to find critique partners, online and in person.
Monday, 12pm – Parlor 8029 – What’s Hot Short Fiction?
With Sarah Pinsker (M), Mike Underwood, Jean Marie Ward, Scott Edelman