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Escape Vector, The Aeronaut, and Salt Lake Comic Con

I'm pleased to announce that my collection of space opera short stories, Escape Vector, will be available for purchase at Salt Lake Comic Con. You can order it now from Amazon and have me sign it at the show or snag it from me there. Digital versions will be available shortly. (UPDATE: The book will only be available at the show in advance in an advanced state, apparently. The final release will be in October.)


I'm incredibly proud of this collection, and I think it's a great cross section of the space opera shorts I've been publishing over the last few years in other publications and a host of new stuff that I'm confident you'll enjoy.

It contains twelve stories, including one starring Twelve and Zeke from The Serpent's Head. 

I'm very proud of this collection and I think it's much more representative of where my writing is at. It's sometimes hard working in slow motion, the stuff you're seeing published from me is what I was writing one, two, sometimes three years ago. Since I'm writing every day and learning every day, I always feel like I'm not putting my best foot forward. I am, as much as I can, but it can feel daunting at times.

But, like I said, I'll be signing these and selling a limited amount at Salt Lake Comic Con, so be sure to snag one here or there.

As for The Aeronaut... If all goes well, it will be available for pre-order soon and its on sale date is November 11, 2015.

I'll have more information about that soon.

As for Salt Lake Comic Con...  I'll have a booth with Big Shiny Robot! and will be signing books there as often as my panel schedule will allow.

Here's my panel schedule, and be sure to check Big Shiny Robot! for all the panels our robots will be on.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
2:00 PMCinematic Storytelling in Star WarsBryan Young, Pablo Hidalgo, Scott Harben255F
3:00 PMHow RPGs shaped Star WarsBryan Young, Pablo Hidalgo, Leigh George Kade, David Farland, Mike Stackpole, Timothy Zahn250A
6:00 PMThe Force Awakens Trailer BreakdownBryan Young, James Floyd, Leigh George Kade, Jimmy Martin, Ryan Call, Brooke Heym151G

Friday, September 25, 2015


12:00 PMHow Clone Wars and Rebels Changed Star WarsBryan Young, Dee Bradley Baker, Pablo Hidalgo, Scott Harben250A
2:00 PMJourney to the Force AwakensBryan Young, James Floyd, Spencer Brinkerhoff, Amber Dahl, Brooke Heym, Jeremiah Lupo250 A
4:00 PMAnthony DanielsBryan Young, Anthony DanielsGrand Ballroom
7:00 PMWhy We Killed ChewieBryan Young, Mike Stackpole, R.A. Salvatore
250A

Saturday, September 26, 2015


10:00 AMThe First 5 pages: how to hook your readersBryan Young, David Farland, Platte F. Clark, Sarah B. Larsen, Shannon Messenger, Nathan Shumate, Ilima Todd253A
11:00 AMFull of SithBryan Young, Special Guests151A
12:00 PMStar Wars ComicsBryan Young, James Floyd, Pablo Hidalgo, Amber Dahl, Jeremiah Lupo150G
3:00 PMSatanism, Insanity, and Dungeons and DragonsBryan Young, Platte F. Clark, Charles E. Gannon, Tracy Hickman, Leigh George Kade, Michael Stackpole151G
4:00 PMThe Lucas/Spielberg EraBryan Young, Pablo HIdalgo, Amber Dahl, Jimmy Martin, J. Scott Savage, Daryn Tufts151G
6:00 PMThe Writers of Star WarsBryan Young, Terry Brooks, Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland, R.A. Salvatore, Mike Stackpole, Timothy Zahn355

You can get tickets to the con here, and I would recommend double-checking my schedule with the app.

As far as other work, I've published quite a bit lately. I wrote this piece for StarWars.com about Chuck Wendig's first public reading of Star Wars: Aftermath. I also wrote this piece for Salt Lake City Weekly about the state of geek tv. 

The latest episode of Full of Sith came out and it's two hours of my interviews with Vanessa Marshall and Peter Mayhew from Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars. It's something that Star Wars fans will want to listen to.

I've done some cool interviews this week that will have some pieces soon. You'll enjoy them. I promise. I just hope I can make it through Comic Con.

As a reminder, here's a list of "rules and guidelines" I've been collecting over my years of studying writing advice and process. There are links to dozens of essays I've written about each individual bullet point and I think some people find it helpful.

As far as my work outside of all this: I'm keeping busy for Big Shiny Robot! and Full of Sith. 

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