Weekly Update – January 3, 2023

Happy New Year, everyone!

Keep your fingers crossed and hope that the pandemic doesn’t ramp up again to spoil the start-of-year convention season here in Massachusetts. Arisia is back after two years of inactivity, and Boskone is having its second rebuilding year (it went up in 2022 but was a shell of its usual self), and I’m happy to say I’ll be at both, masked and vaccinated and ready to talk shop on a handful of panels.

My Arisia schedule, frankly, is a bit disappointing. I’d suggested two panels, put in for six, and was seated on two — neither of which are the writing fight scenes panel, which was initially seated with other people before being struck from the schedule entirely for reasons unknown. Anyway, you’ll be able to see me on the Crafting Memorable Villains panel at 11:30 AM Saturday, and the Mushy Middle: Conquering the Midpoint Swamp panel at 4 PM that same day. I’ll also be in the dealers room all weekend.

At Boskone, I’ll not only be sitting on panels for the first time, I’ll be moderating both of them! On Saturday at 5:30 PM, I’ll be leading the Writing Fight and Combat Scenes panel (yay!), and Sunday at 10 AM I’ll be moderating the Writing Realistic Teenagers panel. Still waiting to hear whether I’ll be in the dealers room but I expect to be there. I was accepted in 2022 but the Omicron surge led me to bow out, and I was told my space would be rolled over to this year.

I’m also waiting for an official word on a different project that, if it’s given the green light, will kick off the weekend after Arisia. All I’ll say for now is, if you’re an actor in the Central Massachusetts area, you’ll want to hear about it.

WRITING PROJECTS

Action Figures – Issue Eleven: Awaiting cover art. Scheduled for a late 2022/early 2023 release.

The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Elfish Motives: Work has begun on the audiobook edition. Tentatively set for a 2023 release.

APPEARANCES & EVENTS

  • Arisia 2023: January 13 – 16, Westin Boston Seaport District Hotel.
  • Boskone 2023: February 17 – 19, Westin Boston Seaport District Hotel

MISC.

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