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An Update and my CONduit 2015 Schedule

I will be appearing at the CONduit Science Fiction Convention held in Salt Lake City on from May 22-24. It's at the Hilton DoubleTree by the Salt Lake City Airport and I'll be there on panels all three days.

Here's my schedule:
FRIDAY:
4:00 (Zion Room) The Greatest Films Most Fans Have Never Seen 
SATURDAY:
12:00 (Arches Room) What We Know About Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
SUNDAY:
10:00 (Arches Room) Geek Journalism
12:00  (Arches Room) Star Wars: Canon Wars
I've been working on quite a bit this week, too. I had a new column come out for Salt Lake City Weekly. It was about the charm of a single-topic convention, using Star Wars: Celebration as an example. The headline was "Out in Force."

I also had a new piece come out for the official Star Wars website, this time I examined the cinema influences Ben Hur had on Star Wars. You can read it here.

The most exciting release this week comes in the form of a short story I wrote ages ago called "Dust in the Wind." It was set in Janine Spendlove's "War of the Seasons" series and features as a part of the fourth book in the series. It was a lot of fun to write and I was very glad Janine asked me to do it. You can pick the whole collection up on Amazon. 

There are a couple of interviews I did that should go live next week for Huffington Post. There are a lot of things percolating for other outlets as well. And a pitch I turned in for a book that could mean a lot to me. We'll see how it goes.

Aside from that, I'm just toiling away this week. I've set a deadline for myself on the latest revision of "The Aeronaut" and that should be done by the end of the week, come hell or high water. I find that it's important for me to self-impose deadlines, otherwise nothing would get done. Every draft of every book or story got finished because I forced myself to finish by choosing an arbitrary date to be done by. It's worked out well so far.

I'll let you know next week how that turned out.

As far as my work outside of all this: I've also been pretty busy for Big Shiny Robot! and Full of Sith. 

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

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