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Denver Comic-Con

This year is the first ever Denver Comic-Con and I will be there, signing books, hanging out with some Big Shiny Robot!s (two are covering the convention as press), and I will find some way to put my skills as a raconteur on display.

I will be at booth 104 in the Artist's Alley, which is the biggest I think I've ever seen. Maybe it's just the San Diego's seems so overwhelming, this looks like they've crammed more comics, art, and writing talent into half the square footage. There are a ton of great people in there and I hope to see them all.

If you come and buy a book and mention this post, I will throw in a signed copy of "The Colossus" which is my Steampunk Adventure novella, which first appeared in Mike Stackpole's Chain Story.

For those who haven't yet read anything of mine and are interested in trying it out, I'll have my Free Comic Book Day freebie to hand out as well. It contains "An Original", which is a short story from Man Against the Future, and the first chapter of Operation: Montauk.

For those looking for a copy of Operation: Montauk, I've brought with me to the convention what is left of the initial print run. If you want a copy, now is the time to grab it.

I also have prints of the cover signed and numbered by the artist, Blain Hefner.

And plenty of copies of Lost at the Con, which seems to be proving more popular as days go by.

Another special: I have a few copies of the Origins Anthology: Time Traveled Tales, featuring stories by me, Mike Stackpole, Aaron Allston, Timothy Zahn, Janine Spendlove, RT Kaelin, Steve Saus, Gregory Wilson, Don Bingle, and many others. They were limited to Origins, but I snagged a few copies to bring to you, dear readers.

At the end of the day, I hope to see you. If I can't see you, I hope you can spread the word and have your friends come see me. Or friends of friends. Or even acquaintances. Or twitter followers you haven't met.

In any case, EXCELSIOR!
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