Autumn Travels

This fall, I have a series of travels lined up. Details below!


Next weekend, I’ll be a special guest at Chicago Steampunk Exposition, where my schedule is part of their A-List programming, so folks with have double the opportunity to see my panels.

Friday, September 27
So You Want to Publish Your Steampunk Book 
6:00 PM in Lakeshore A

Saturday, September 28
Steam Around the World: Steampunk Beyond Victoriana 
1:00 PM in State
Envisioning a Better Steam Society: Social Issues & Steampunk
4:00 PM in Madison

Sunday, September 29
Steam Around the World: Steampunk Beyond Victoriana
11:00 AM in State
Envisioning a Better Steam Society: Social Issues & Steampunk
3:00 PM in Division

Next, I’ll be moderating for the seventh year in a row at New York Comic Con!

Geeks of Color VII – Not Another Race Panel Edition
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Room 1B03 – Javits Center
Geeks of Color is the premiere NYCC panel on career-building in comics, book publishing, gaming, animation, and film/TV, now in its 7th year! Many professionals of color are tired of answering Diversity 101 questions. So here’s where we geek out about our jobs, instead! Featuring Locus & Nebula Award-winning author P. Djeli Clark, Prof. Sargon Donabed, cosplayer Jay Justice, comic author/ editor Nadia Shammas, and comic author/artist Wendy Xu. Moderated by Hugo-Award nominated editor Diana M. Pho.

Fighting Fascism in Fandom Aka We Really DO Care: Protecting Fandom from Bigotry
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Room 1A02 – Javits Center
During this current political moment, pros from across geek media talk about how we can protect fandom spaces from hatred and bigotry while also celebrating the geeky things we love. Featuring #1 NYT bestselling author Wesley Chu, writer/podcaster Jay Edidin, multiple award-nominated author P. Djeli Clark, Hugo-winning author / disability advocate Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, mental health advocate / author Zin E. Rocklyn, and Hugo-winning journalist/editor Mimi Mondal. Moderated by editor Diana M. Pho.

At the 18th Annual Florida Writers Conference, I’ll be taking pitches, teaching a workshop and speaking on panels:

Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone
Writing is hard but writing the other is even harder. Cultural appropriation, diverse books, and more — these buzzwords abound in publishing today. What do they mean, and can you write the unfamiliar?

Diversity in Publishing
Writing the Other

My travels end at the Sirens Conference in Denver, from October 24–27, 2019. This will be my first time at this writers conference, which focuses on women writing fantasy, and I’ve only heard terrific things from past attendees. The line-up for this year is especially exciting:

“Our 2019 guests of honor are brilliant, each with incisive, thoughtful achievements in her field: Mishell BakerAusma Zehanat KhanRebecca Roanhorse, and for the first time, a scholar, Dr. Suzanne Scott, and a Sirens Studio guest of honor, Roshani Chokshi. And while perhaps only a few of our thousand conversations in 2019 will analyze heroism, gender and progress in fantasy literature—while the rest address the other million topics related to gender and fantasy literature—we think that you’ll find both our guests and their work critical to any discussion of heroism and gender representation in fantasy literature.”

If you’d like to grab a coffee and a chat while I’m there, feel free to reach out and schedule a meeting.

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