Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Conventions: Taiwan, Orem, Australia Australia Australia, Las Vegas, BayCon, SDCC, Chattanooga, Gen Con Indy, Albuquerque, Dragon*Con

Peter here filling in for Brandon since he's on a flight to Taiwan for the book expo. Below you'll find most of Brandon's convention schedule for 2012. There might be a couple more one-day stop-ins with Utah conferences, and we're waiting to hear back about an invitation to an autumn convention somewhere in Canada.

April will be Brandon's first visit to Australia. Swancon and Supanova have pooled resources to fly him out, so we hope Australian readers can send them the message that this was a good idea by attending in droves.

This week's Writing Excuses podcast episode talks about sensory writing with Sam Sykes, and there's an ALCATRAZ annotation talking about the lack of a map in the book.

Taipei International Book Exhibition

Dates: February 2–4, 2012
Place: Taipei International Book Exhibition 2012
Address: Taipei World Trade Center
District 5, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Sinyi District
Taipei City
Taiwan 110
Type: Signing
Schedule: FRIDAY 2012/2/3
14:15–15:15 TIBE HALL1

SATURDAY 2012/2/4
14:00–15:00 TIBE HALL2
19:00–21:30 Eslite Shin-Yi store, 3F
Main Event: Interview/Q&A/Signing

Notes: Brandon is a guest of Fantasy Foundation.

Life, the Universe & Everything, Orem, Utah

Dates: February 9–11, 2012
Place: Life, the Universe & Everything 2012
Address: Sorensen Student Center
Utah Valley University
800 W University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058
Type: Convention
Schedule: Brandon will be there Friday and Saturday only. There will be a live recording of Writing Excuses at 2:00 on Friday, and Brandon is currently scheduled to be on panels at 11:00 and 2:00 on Saturday.
Notes: Remember that this year, LTUE will be held at UVU.

Doom-Con, Swancon 37, Perth, Australia

Dates: April 5–9, 2012 (Easter weekend)
Place: Doom-Con, Swancon 37
Address: 207 Adelaide Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Phone: +61 8 9224 7777
Type: Convention
Notes: Brandon is International Guest of Honor.

Supanova Melbourne 2012, Australia

Dates: April 13–15, 2012
Place: Supanova Melbourne 2012
Address: Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Road
Ascot Vale
Victoria 3032 Australia
Type: Convention

Supanova Gold Coast 2012, Australia

Dates: April 20–22, 2012
Place: Supanova Gold Coast 2012
Address: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
2684 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
QLD 4218, Australia
Type: Convention

Superstars Writing Seminar, Las Vegas

Dates: April 30–May 2, 2012
Place: Superstars Writing Seminar
Address: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
129 East Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV
Type: Writing Conference
Notes: Brandon is an instructor alongside Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland, Rebecca Moesta, and Eric Flint, with special guest speakers Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith.
Prices go up April 1, 2012.

BayCon 2012, Santa Clara, CA

Dates: May 25–28, 2012
Place: BayCon 2012
Address: Santa Clara Hyatt
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (408) 200-1234
Type: Convention
Notes: Brandon is a Guest of Honor.
The official con name this year is BayCon 2012: Pleasure Cruise, but we're pretty sure there is no actual cruise involved.

Comic-Con International, San Diego

Dates: July 12–15, 2012. Preview night July 11.
Place: Comic-Con 2012
Address: San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
Type: Convention
Notes: Brandon is a Special Guest.

LibertyCon 25, Chattanooga

Dates: July 20–22, 2012
Place: LibertyCon 25
Address: The Chattanooga Choo-Choo
1400 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (800) 872-2529
Type: Convention
Notes: Brandon is a Guest of Honor.

Gen Con Indy 2012

Dates: August 16–19, 2012
Place: Gen Con Indy 2012
Address: Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (800) 529-EXPO
Type: Convention

Bubonicon 44, Albuquerque, NM

Dates: August 24–26, 2012
Place: Bubonicon 44
Address: Albuquerque Marriott Uptown
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40)
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (800) 228-9290 — make sure to mention Bubonicon
Type: Convention
Notes: Brandon will be a Guest of Honor. This is a small convention and in recent years memberships have been close to selling out in advance, so preregistration is strongly recommended.

Dragon*Con 2012, Atlanta

Dates: August 31–September 3, 2012
Place: Dragon*Con 2012
Address: Various hotels in the Peachtree Center area. See the website.
Type: Convention


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