Balticon 2022 Schedule and Book Launch!

May 26, 2022

Here’s my Balticon schedule and where you can find me if you happen to be in Baltimore, MD this coming weekend!

https://schedule.balticon.org/#part/14503

Most importantly, there will be a launch party celebrating the upcoming release of The Middling Affliction on Saturday! Come join us for food, drink, and giveaways, meet the publishing team at Arc Manor/Caezik, be among the first to buy a copy and if you do, you’ll be entered into an extra-special giveaway! What sort of rare and precious artifact might you win? Stop by the Caezik Press booth any time starting Friday afternoon to find out!


Heliosphere 2022 and Vital Virtual Reading

March 25, 2022

I’ll be at Heliosphere in New Jersey this Saturday and Sunday. Here’s my schedule: https://heliosphereny.org/?speaker=alex-shvartsman

Saturday, March 26
11:30am-12:45pm – Books-n-Brews: Alex Shvartsman and Mike McPhail
1:30pm-2pm – Autographs – Session 2
2pm – 3:05pm – Readings with Keith DeCandido, Alex Shvartsman, and Chris Burke

Sunday, March 27
10am-11:15am – Judging a book by its cover panel
2:20pm-3:30pm – Before you sign on that dotted line… panel

If you’re not attending Heliosphere, you can also hear my (prerecorded, since I can’t be in two place once) reading for the Vital anthology event. It’s free to watch online, details are here:


Book Fiend Reader Fest on September 25

September 18, 2021

I’ll be doing a live book event this coming weekend in Manchester, CT! It is (at least for now) the only in-person event on my schedule for 2021 other than Worldcon.

As part of the Book Fiend Readers Fest, I will participate on the following programming items:

Time, Space, and Alternate Universes panel – 1:10pm

Reading – 1:50

Attendees will get to hear an excerpt from a brand-new Conradverse story; a world premiere!

The rest of the day I will share a table with Esther Friesner in the dealers room. Please feel free to stop by for free signatures, free candy, and free advice (that last one worth almost as much as you will have paid for it!) We will also both have books for sale, and maybe a gently-used kidney. But probably just books.

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Virtual Balticon 2021

May 27, 2021

I’ll be a guest at the (virtual) Balticon convention this weekend. All of my programming is on Saturday, May 29, so if you want to hear me talk about these subjects, please tune in:

2:30pm – Jewish SFF

8:30pm – Warning Signs for New and Independent Authors

Balticon schedule and details.
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Rooftop Readings – Tuesday, May 18

May 18, 2021

I will be participating in my first live event since the pandemic started, and it will be a multi-author reading–with ice cream!

This is the inaugural event hosted by Randee Dawn over at the Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn. You will get to hear readings from Keith DeCandido, Mary Fan, and myself. I’ll be reading from my novel, Eridani’s Crown.

You can pre-register for the event here:

https://www.amplehills.com/events/rooftop-readings

And if you can’t attend in person, I will be participating in Virual Balticon next weekend, and will post my panel schedule soon.

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Traitor for a Living: The Craft of Literary Translation

January 31, 2021

Last year I was the translator guest of honor at the Flights of Foundry virtual convention, and I delivered this thirty-minute talk on the subject. I’ve given versions of this talk in the past, at the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and elsewhere, but now it’s available online for anyone who might be interested in such. (It’s completely unedited/unebridged, so pardon the virtual dust.)
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Inside the Writing Process virtual panel on July 1

June 29, 2020

I’ll be joining Russ, Hildy, and Errick to talk about the writing process on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

You can register here in order to (virtually) attend this panel.
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Amazing Con 2020

June 10, 2020

This weekend I’ll be part of the inaugural Amazing Con. Please visit their page and register to listen in on panels, workshops, and readings throughout the weekend. Here’s what I’ll be doing (the times posted are Eastern US time):

Friday, 6pm, Shelley Room
PANEL: HUMOR IN SCIENCE FICTION Why did the space chicken cross the orbit?  You’ll have to attend this panel to find out why that might – or might not – be funny. With Marie Bilodeau, Ira Nayman, Alex Shvartsman, Sean Grigsby & Brad Preslar

Saturday, 3pm, Shelley Room
PANEL: SF IN TRANSLATION
 Translated works are becoming much more common, contributing greatly to the globalization of the genre.  Why now? and what’s involved in bringing these works to print? With Julie Novakova, Alex Shvartsman, Rachel Cordasco, Petrea Mitchell

Sunday, 11am, Gernsback Room
READING: ALEX SHVARTSMAN & ROSEMARY CLAIRE SMITH
Alex will read from ERIDANI’S CROWN, a political epic fantasy novel.
Rosemary will read Dinomancer. What could possibly go wrong when hiring a cut-rate tour guide to go see Cretaceous dinosaurs?
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Flights of Foundry 2020

May 16, 2020

Reminder: Flights of Foundry is this weekend! There’s lots of great programming throughout, but here are the sessions I will be participating on (in Eastern time):

Saturday

10am Editing as and with a Self-Published Author – panel

11am Secrets of the Short Form – panel

5pm Creatives Crowdfund – panel

Sunday

1pm Considerations for Translation – panel

5pm Traitor for a Living: The Craft of Literary Translation – presentation

7pm Reading

Each session is one hour long. For more details and to join visit here.


Translation News

April 27, 2020

1) My translation of “The Green Hills of Dimitry Totzkiy” by Eldar Safin is now live (and free to read) at Samovar!

2) I’ll be one of the Guests of Honor at the upcoming Flights of Foundry virtual convention, alongside Liz Gorinsky, Ken Liu, Rachel Cordasco, and many other awesome guests. This convention will take place on May 16-17 and is free to attend (though an optional donation is appreciated by the organizers.)

Virtual conventions are a new thing and we’re all figuring things out so far. Earlier this month I participated on a virtual panel for Heliosphere and that went really well, which makes me very optimistic about this event.

I will also be a guest at AmazingCon, another virtual convention organized by the Amazing Stories team. This one will take place on June 12-14 and I should have more details later on.
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