where to see me in February: Farpoint and Pensacon

After an insane convention schedule in 2019, I very consciously took January 2020 off. But in February, the craziness kicks right back in again, as I’ve got two shows scheduled for the shortest month…..


As I have every year since the turn of the millennium, I will be an author guest at Farpoint 2020, to be held on 21-23 February in Cockeysville, Maryland, just north of Baltimore. I will be joined by a bevy of authors, many of whom have also written Star Trek fiction at some point in their lives, plus some other nifty local scribes, including: Derek Tyler Attico, T. Erik Bakutis, Diane Lee Baron, Arnold T. Blumberg, Russ Colchamiro, Michael Critzer, Kathleen O. David, Peter David, Mary Fan, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Dave Galanter, Allyn Gibson, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, JL Gribble, Glenn Hauman, Heather Hutsell, Stephen Kozeniewski, Cheralyn Lambeth, David Mack, Jennifer Povey, Aaron Rosenberg, Don Sakers, Alan Smale, John Stillwell, Howard Weinstein, Gregory A. Wilson, Steven H. Wilson, and Sherri Cook Woosley.

In addition, the great Mary Chieffo (L’Rell on Star Trek: Discovery) will be there (I got to meet and spend time with Mary at Starbase Indy last November, and she is fabulous), alongside Penny Johnson Jerald (Kasidy Yates on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Dr. Finn on The Orville) and Anthony Montgomery (Ensign Mayweather on Star Trek: Enterprise). There will also be nifty science and new media guests….


The following weekend, from the 28th of Feburary to the 1st of March, I will be at Pensacon 2020 in Pensacola, Florida. This is my first Bard’s Tower gig for the new year, and I’ll be there all weekend selling and signing books.

Also at this con will be fellow authors (some of whom will also be at the Tower) Brian Anderson, Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, Nancy A. Collins, Michelle Cori, T. Allen Diaz, Charles Gannon, James Gardner, Mick Garris, Andrew E. Gaska, Victor Gischler, Amity Green, Marion G. Harmon, Kevin Ikenberry, Megan Mackie, Jonathan Maberry, Jody Lynn Nye, and Dacre Stoker; comics writers Tony Isabella and Steve Niles; artists Pat Broderick and Phil Foglio; and tons more of all those folks.

Oh yeah, there’ll be actors, too: Wilford Brimley, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Lou Ferrigno, Laurie Holden, William Katt, Alex Kingston, Denis Lawson, Katy Manning, Paul McGann, Kathy Najimy, Lori Petty, Henry Simmons, David Warner, and Billy Zane, and that just scratches the surface.


I’ll be doing programming at both cons, and will post my full schedule for each the week of. Hope to see folks there!


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