It’s been almost three months into the new year and uh… not much to report, honestly. It’s been a fairly slow winter. I had hoped to have Detective Docherty and the Sorcerer’s Game ready for Ad Astra this year (May 5th), however I’ve had a couple of set backs, potentially setting the publication date back. My editor is working on it however and I am considering taking pre-orders and shipping the books out once they are ready. If I decide to do this, I’ll have a sign-up sheet at Ad-Astra, along with my laptop to send out confirmation e mails.
In the mean time I have been working on scheduling events and book signings. Quite a few bookstores are undergoing renovations in my area, so I have been keeping myself busy with local conventions and a couple of side projects.
Sarah WaterRaven, Steve Buckley, and Wonder Librarian
Speaking of which, just a couple of wizards at this month’s Toycon . I wouldn’t consider myself a cosplayer, but knowing as many wonderful cosplayers as I do now, lately I just can’t help myself!
April will be a pretty busy month with visits to Kitchener Comicon, the Guardians of the Geekery Con at the Geekery Pub in Niagara, and even another Toycon! I’ll be attending the Geekery Con as an author and artist, but will be hitting up Kitchener Comcion as an official member of the We Got the Geek podcast and focusing primarily on interviews and discussions.
My presence at the Toycon is usually fairly casual. I do bring books to the Toycons, but as those events are primarily focused on collectibles, I primarily sell off duplicates from my own collections (yeah, I’m a full on geek, not just a writer).
After that, May will bring with it Ad Astra! THE science fiction and fantasy literary convention in Southern Ontario. Josh and I go every year and this year we plan to make an amazing weekend out of it. I cannot wait to see my fellow authors, readers, and fans, and fully immerse myself in the creative minds of my peers.
Lastly, I’d like to end with an exciting announcement: My friend Alfonso Espinos from Studio Comix Press (the very man that I share table space with at many a’ local convention) was featured in a documentary about the Canadian Comic Book industry! I am super proud of that man, I know he’s a hard worker, and I cannot wait to see where this takes him. Myself and the crew at We Got the Geek will be attending his movie premier this Friday, March 24th and I CANNOT WAIT!
Check out Heroes Manufactured and have a great rest of the week: