My summer convention schedule is ramping up. I’d love to see many of you this summer, so if you’re going to be at any of the following events, be sure to hunt me down and say hi.
July 13–15, I’m the guest of honor at Protospiel in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is an unusual convention in that it’s meant as a place for aspiring game designers to show their prototypes and get good, solid feedback. I’m looking forward to playing lots of pre-published gems. I have one seminar at the show, “Freelance Game Design,” from 1 PM to 2 PM on Saturday, July 15.
July 20–22, I’ll be at Comic-Con in San Diego. My first event is on Friday, July 21, at 11:30 AM in Room 1B. It’s a seminar called “Competing for the Young Adult Mind with Words and Pictures.” The fabulous Maryelizabeth Hart (of Mysterious Galaxy fame) moderates the panel, and I’ll try to keep up with her and Holly Black (game-industry refugee and Spiderwick Chronicles author), Shane Berryhill (Chance Fortune), Tony DiTerlizzi (adventure gaming artist who illustrated the Spiderwick Chronicles and—get this—created the cover to the upcoming Peter Pan in Scarlet), Tim Eldred (adventure gaming artist and author of Grease Monkey) , and Anne Ursu (author of The Cronus Chronicles). We’ll have a group signing after that from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.
On July 22, at 11 AM, I’m moderating “Getting Published in Gaming” in Room 24A. The brave souls joining me include Jamie Chambers (of Margaret Weis Productions), Phil Lacefield (of Paizo), Lee Hammock (freelance game designer), Tony Parker (freelance artist), Jeff Tidball (of Atlas Games), Seth Johnson (of WizKids), Christopher Appel (freelance artist), and fellow Alliterates member Stan! (of Upper Deck).
Later that day, I’ll be signing books at the Wizards of the Coast booth from 3:00 to 3:30 PM.
August 10–13, I’m a guest of honor at Gen Con Indy—my 25th summer Gen Con in a row! I don’t have a list of my GoH seminars yet, but I’m already scheduled to sign at the Wizards of the Coast booth at 11 AM on August 10. I’ll also be in the Authors’ Alley with fellow Eberron authors Keith Baker, Ed Bolme, and Tim Waggoner at 3 PM on August 10 and 4 PM on August 12.
Whew! I’m tired just typing all that out.