As I have been every year this millennium (whether it’s been in person or online), I will be at one of my absolute favorite cons, the Shore Leave convention at the Hunt Valley Inn in Cockeysville, Maryland (just north of Baltimore) as both an author guest and a musical guest. As the former, I’ll be doing panels and autographings and such like. As the latter, I’ll be doing two Boogie Knights concerts, one Saturday morning at 10am (NOTE: THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL 11AM SLOT, BUT INSTEAD WE’RE AN HOUR EARLY AT 10AM!!!!!), one Saturday night at masquerade halftime. This con, by the way, marks the BK’s 40th anniversary — the band debuted at Shore Leave 4 in 1982.
Here’s my whole schedule:
4-5pm: “The Latest and Greatest: Come Find Out What Our Authors Have Been Working On,” w/Christopher D. Abbott, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Christopher L. Bennett, Russ Colchamiro, Heather E. Hutsell, David Mack, Richard C. White, and Sherri Cook Woosley (Salon F)
8-9pm: “Kick-Ass Heroes Who Don’t Kick Ass,” w/Rigel Ailur, Christopher L. Bennett, Susan Olesen, and T.J. Perkins (Salon E)
10pm-midnight: Meet the Pros party, w/ALL THE AUTHORS! (Hunt/Valley corridor)
10-11am: Boogie Knights concert (Valley) — PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW IS AT 10AM AND NOT AT 11AM LIKE WE USUALLY ARE
1-2pm: self-defense workshop (Belmont)
4-5pm: “Anthologies Assemble,” w/Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Mike McPhail, and Joshua Palmatier (Salon A)
5-6pm: “eSpec Books Presents,” w/Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Christopher L. Bennett, Russ Colchamiro, Mike McPhail, Aaron Rosenberg, Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg, and Hildy Silverman (Belmont)
Masquerade halftime (some time after 8.30pm): Boogie Knights concert (Valley)
10-11am: “Writerly Accessories,” w/Greg Cox, David Mack, Christopher D. Ochs, and Scott Pearson (Belmont)
11am-noon: “Crowdfunding Your Novel,” w/some other people, I’m not sure who (Belmont)
1-2pm: “Let’s Make a Monster,” w/Andrew Hiller, Heather E. Hutsell, Hildy Silverman, and Dayton Ward (Belmont)
2-3pm: “Recurring Characters,” w/Russ Colchamiro, Michael Jan Friedman and Richard C. White (Belmont)
Hope to see folks there!