New York Comic Con is almost upon us! Did you know that this is the biggest such con in the US? Around 200,000 people converge on the Javitz Center every year to celebrate all things geekdom. San Diego Comic Con (also amazing) gets around 130,000 or so attendees.
Shay and I went last year and had a blast. I signed some books and spoke on some panels to celebrate the release of Across the Sand.
My usual routine at cons is to go to my panels and signings, and otherwise walk around and enjoy the con as a fan. I drop in on friends, find folks at their booths, and roam around. However … I learned something amazing at Tampa Bay Comic Con this year when Galaxy Press set me up in their booth for the duration of the con: It’s so much better to have a place where folks can come find you.
So that’s what I’m doing this year! I’ll have a table in the Writers Block section of Artist Alley. It’s on Level 1, Hall 1B, down near the Barnes & Noble booth. I’ll be set up at table 14. Here are a couple ‘o maps to help you find your way:
Something very new for me: I’m going to have books on-hand for you to purchase directly and get signed. I’ll also sign anything you bring along. I’m going to bring some fun artifacts to check out as well, including some rare old editions of my books, a ton of behind the scenes photographs from the sets of Silo and Beacon 23, and perhaps a few other surprises.
Come by and say hello, pick up a book or two, or take a selfie with me!
I’ll also be moderating an amazing panel on Sunday with a stellar collection of authors in Jim Butcher, Delilah S. Dawson, John Jackson Miller, and Alex Segura. They will be discussing the art of writing in other people’s worlds, something I’ve experienced from both directions (writing in Kurt Vonnegut’s world of Slaghterhouse Five and having others write in my Wool and Sand universes). Should be an incredible discussion!