my InConJunction 41 schedule

Next weekend, 1-3 July, I’ll be the Author Guest of Honor at InConJunction 41: The Next Chapter, to be held at the Indianapolis Marriott East in Indianapolis, Indiana.

I will have a table full of books to sell and sign, and I’ll also be doing a mess of programming:


3-4pm: “The Worst of Trek: TNG Seasons 4-7,” w/Ricky Lile, R.J. Sullivan, & Beckie Margedant (Main Programming)

5-6pm: reading (Main Programming)

7-8pm: opening ceremonies (Main Programming)


11am-noon: “Meet the Romulans: What Makes a Good Alien?” w/Jo Boone & Rachel Luluch (Main Programming)

3-4pm: “Worldbuilding,” w/Mark Wandrey, T. Lee Harris, & Sara Deurell (Indianapolis Ballroom A-B)

6-7pm: self-defense workshop (Indianapolis Ballroom C)

9-10pm: “Randomly Randy,” w/Travis Clemmons, Elizabeth Davis, & Tammy Jo Eckhart (Indianapolis Ballroom A-B)


12-1pm: Q&A (Main Programming)

2-3pm: “Character Creation,” w/T. Lee Harris & Sara Deurell (Indianapolis Ballroom A-B)

3-4pm: closing ceremonies (Main Programming)

Looking forward to seeing folks in Indy!

talkin’ the third season of Batman ’66 on the Classics Track

It’s another Quarantine Panel from Dragon Con’s American Sci-Fi Classics Track, this one celebrating the release of OOFFF! BOFF! SPLATT!: The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66–Season Three by having the book’s editor, Jim Beard, and three of the contributors, John S. Drew of The Batcave Podcast, Michael Bailey of the Fortress of Baileytude podcasts, and, um, me to discuss the third season of the Adam West-Burt Ward classic.

talkin’ physical activity and writing on Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster

If you missed it last Wednesday, fear not! The latest episode of Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster has been archived on the Tube of You!

Host Russ Colchamiro has me (martial arts), Teel James Glenn (stunt work and stage combat), and Mary Fan (circus performing on silks) talking about how these very physical activities affect our writing and our lives.

Check it out!

I’m back on Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster, talking writing and martial arts and stuff

On Wednesday the 20th of April at 8pm Eastern time, Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster will feature host Russ Colchamiro talking to fellow authors Teel James Glenn (stage combat), Mary Fan (circus performing), and me, Keith R.A. DeCandido (martial arts), discussing how these physical activities inform our writing.

Tickets are free, but you have to register ahead of time to get the Zoom link and participate in the Q&A if you so choose. Click here to reserve a spot. The talk will later be archived on the Tube of You if you can’t make it live next Wednesday.

Hope to see folks there!

my Indiana Comic Con schedule

As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’ll be a guest at Indiana Comic Convention this coming weekend, 15-17 April, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. For the vast majority of the time, I’ll be at Bard’s Tower, Booth 1536 on the vendor floor, but I’m also going to be doing two panels!


1-2pm: “Down and Out in Fantasy Land: How to Avoid the Old Tropes of Fantasy and How to Change It Up,” w/Brian Anderson, Rick Heinz, and Gama Martinez (Room 138)


3-4pm: “Pantser or Outliner: How Do You Write a Novel?” w/Mike Timmins (Room 142)


2.30-3.30pm: “How to Not Suck at Storytelling,” w/Rick Heinz and Alexi Vandenberg (Room 138)

Hope to see folks in Indy!

talkin’ Steel 25 years later on the Classics Track

The latest Quarantine Panel on the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track is about the 25th anniversary of the movie Steel starring Shaquille O’Neal, Annabeth Gish, Richard Roundtree, Hill Harper, and Judd Nelson, and which I already eviscerated on the great superhero movie rewatch. Join me, Michael Bailey, Shaun Rosado, and Gary Mitchel to discuss this mediocre adaptation of a character who deserved better.

There’s also a minor bit of April Foolery about halfway through when Leigh Tyberg, Darin Bush, ToniAnn Marini & Kyle McCraw, and Denise Lhamon all show up with their super pets. (Denise then stuck around for the rest of the panel….)

talkin’ Bram Stoker’s Dracula on its 30th anniversary

The not-entirely-accurately-titled Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, came out in 1992, which math tells me was 30 years ago. How time do fly…

Anyhow, the latest Quarantine Panel on the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track is a retrospective on a movie that, for a movie called Bram Stoker’s Dracula, isn’t nearly as Bram Stoker-y as it might be. Watch me, ToniAnn Marini, and Classics Track mavens Joe Crowe & Gary Mitchel discuss everything from Anthony Hopkins being gloriously OTT to Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder’s wandering British accents……..

talkin’ social dynamics and superpowers at WorldCon

DisCon III, the 79th Annual World Science Fiction Convention held last December, has made a bunch of their program items available on video, including one of my panels! Check out me, Sumiko Saulson, Elizabeth Hirst, Randy Smith, and John Wiswell discussing “Social Dynamics and Superpowers.”

EDITED TO ADD: Turns out you can’t embed the video. You also can’t view it unless you’re logged in to the DisCon site, which I think requires that you have a membership. Anyhow, here’s the link. Hope it works……