Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Readings at the Downtown SLC Library


This Thursday will see another reading at the Salt Lake City Library, but this one is a little different. Sure, I'm reading stories, but it's an open invitation for you to come read along side me.

It's something we've been doing for a while and it's booked consistently on the third Thursday of every month, 7:00-9:00pm in the 4th floor conference room at the Downtown library.

Here's the official rundown from the event:
Interested in science fiction, creative writing, or just looking to make connections with other like-minded geeks? Local author Bryan Young, who is also a prominent national Star Wars aficionado and editor-in-chief of Big Shiny Robot! (a geek news and reviews blog), invites you to a monthly series of fiction readings featuring visiting and local authors, as well as readings from you!  
On the 3rd Thursday of every month, Young will invite authors from around the state and country to read selections of their work. After that, he’ll open up the floor to attendees as an open-mic forum. Interested in reading? Contact Bryan at editor@bigshinyrobot.com to sign up to read works of your own for peer review and critiquing! 
I want to see every interested writer coming. And next month we'll be inviting writers working on their NaNoWriMo works to read the opening passages of their stories.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Utah Humanities Book Festival


Tomorrow, I'll be at the Utah Humanities Book Festival doing a reading from The Serpent's Head (or Andy Wilson, Boy Super-Genius) and then answering questions about writing and publishing.

I'd love to see you all there.

It's at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library and I'll be speaking in the 4th floor conference room at noon. Some of my books will also be around and on sale.

Here's their official write-up:

The City Library will play host to authors Bryan Young, Barry Deutsch, and Matthew Kirby.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Noon 
Bryan YoungLevel 4, Conference RoomBryan Young works across many different mediums. As an author, he’s written the bestselling comedic novel Lost at the Con and the critically acclaimed sci-fi adventure Operation: Montauk and most recently, A Children’s Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination. As a film producer, his last two films (This Divided State and Killer at Large) were released by The Disinformation Company and were called “filmmaking gold” by The New York Times. He’s also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post and StarWars.com, and the founder and editor-in-chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot!

2pmBarry DeutschLevel 4, Conference RoomBarry Deutsch lives in Portland, Oregon, in a bright blue house with bubble-gum pink trim. His two critically acclaimed Hereville graphic novels, about “yet another troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl,” have won a Sydney Taylor Book Prize and the Oregon Book Award. He is currently at work on a third Hereville book.

4pmMatthew KirbyLevel 4, Conference RoomMatthew J. Kirby is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the middle grade novels The Clockwork ThreeIcefallThe Lost KingdomInfinity Ring Book 5: Cave of Wonders, and The Quantum League series. He was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, he has won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, the PEN Center USA award for Children’s Literature, and the Judy Lopez Memorial Award, and has been named to the New York Public Library’s 100 Books for Reading and Sharing and the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults lists. He is a former school psychologist, and currently lives in Utah with his wife and three step-kids.


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

My Salt Lake Comic Con Schedule

Hot on the heels of Dragon Con last week, I'll be at Salt Lake Comic Con this week.

Both conventions have kept me very busy, and I'm looking forward to Salt Lake. I'll be sharing a booth with the rest of the guys from Big Shiny Robot! and some other great artists. I'll have plenty of books and will be signing them, including The Serpent's Head.

For those interested, here's my panel schedule:

Thursday

  • 4:00 pm - An Hour With Sam Witwer
  • 5:00 pm - Room 250a - What we know and what we think we know about Episode VII (Moderator)
  • 7:00 pm - Room 255c - Salt Lake Comic-Con Film School Part 1: Development, Screenwriting, and Pre-production
  • 8:00 pm - Room 255b - The Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz
Friday
  • 1:00 pm - Room 250a - Star Wars Rebels (Moderator)
  • 2:00 pm - Room 151g - The Future and Legends of Star Wars Canon (Moderator)
  • 8:00 pm - Room 255f - The Cinema Behind Star Wars (Moderator)

Saturday
  • 2:00 pm - Room 255b - Nerds vs. The News
  • 3:00 pm - Room 255c - Salt Lake Comic Con Film School Part 3: Post-Production, Marketing, and Distribution
  • 4:00 pm - Room 255c - How to Create and Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
  • 5:00 pm - Room 251a - Star Wars Roundtable: An in-depth discussion of Film, Comics, Television, Novels, Toys and more (Moderator)
  • 6:00 pm - Room 151d - Full of Sith podcast recording
  • 8:00 pm - Room 255e - The Princess Bride, John Carter, and other movie marketing failures (Moderator)
This is all still subject to change. I've heard tell they want to add some things to the schedule, but we'll see. In the meantime, I'd say your best bet to get a book signed will be on Friday, which is my lightest panel day.

I also promise I'll be updating this space more often. I've just been writing. A lot.