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Star Wars Celebration and an Update

I'm leaving town tomorrow, so I won't be around to do my regular weekly update, but figured I'd get it out of the way early and let you all know about a chance to sync up with me this weekend at Star Wars: Celebration.

I'll be on four panels and at a variety of other events as well.

As far as my panel schedule:

Thursday:


  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Hilton Lobby - Podcast Listener Meetup - My fellow podcast co-hosts and I will be meeting with listeners at the Hilton Lobby in a massive mix and mingle.
  • 7:00 pm - Fan Stage - The Hero's Journey and the Power of Myth - This is myself and some other experts discussing mythology and Star 

Friday:


  • 10:30 am - Fan Stage - Star Wars Journalism - Myself and three other Star Wars Journalists (Dunc from Club Jade, Amy Ratcliffe from Nerdist (and others), and Eric Geller from TheForce.Net) will be talking about covering Star Wars and what you should and shouldn't believe on the Internet.


Saturday:


  • Noon - Podcast Stage - Full of Sith - I will be joined by Tha Mike Pilot, Amy Ratcliffe, Consetta Parker, and other guests for a live edition of the Full of Sith podcast!
  • 4:00 pm - Behind the Scenes Stage - Aaron Allston Tribute - I'll be moderating this panel to honor my old friend and mentor, Aaron Allston. I'll be joined by Christie Golden and Shelly Shapiro to talk about Aaron, working with him, and the impact he had on fans.
This is going to be a big weekend for me, both personally and professionally. I'll be covering the event as press, but it's no secret that Star Wars means a lot to me. It got me through some of the hardest times in my laugh and has introduced me to virtually all of my best friends and colleagues. I hope to meet as many of you as possible out there. 

When I get back, I'll be writing in full force, which brings me to the next section of this post: my writing.

I finished another short story today and some plans have been made for it and some other short stories. If all goes according to plan, I'll be publishing a collection of my sci-fi/space opera short stories, half of which will have been published elsewhere, the other half will be new to the collection. It will gear everyone up for my sci-fi novel that I hope to have come out in 2016. And it might serve as a primer for some other projects as well.

In the meantime, I'm still toiling away on The Aeronaut, doing my best to make it the best book it can be before it gets into your hands. I think you'll really like this one.

I'll be back next week with a round-up of my full reports.

And don't forget to check out any of my books, drop reviews of them on Amazon or Goodreads, and follow me on twitter!
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