2014 Appearances

Chiaroscuro Reading Series (Winnipeg) Wednesday January 8th, 2014. I’m stoked to take my first turn at hosting the Winnipeg arm of the fabulous ChiSeries! Readers include: Leia Getty, Corey Redekop, and Craig Russell!

Reading and Q&A (Thompson, MB) March 21st, 2014 6pm at the City of Thompson Public Library. Very excited to return to northern Manitoba!

Fantasy & Horror Writing Workshop (Thompson, MB) March 22nd-23rd, 2014. 12-5pm. Big thanks to the City of Thompson, the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, and Calm Air for making this trip possible! Award winning Manitoba playwright Carolyn Gray will be doing a Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction class also. Registration is $40 call 204-677-7952 for more details.

Ad Astra (Toronto) April 4-6, 2014 I’ve never been to Ad Astra, but I hear it’s a good convention, and I know a lot of the Toronto writers. Also, the guests are great this year! David Weber, Steven Erikson, Anne Groell, and Patricia Briggs!

Chiaroscuro Reading Series (Winnipeg) Wednesday April 9th, 2014. Hosting duties return to my wonderful partner-in-genre-crime, S.M. Beiko, but I will be here in my capacity of Co-Chair of the Winnipeg arm of the reading series. Our guests are Keith Cadieux, Karen Dudley, and Ronald Hore.

World Horror Convention (Portland, Oregon) May 8-11, 2014 Can’t wait for this! It’s going to be a bit of a reunion of Keycon 30, with Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Lee Moyer, Ann Aguirre, and GMB Chomichuk reprising our shenanigans.

Keycon 31 (Winnipeg) May 16-18, 2014 My home convention! Always a blast. So far announced guests include David Gerrold, Tanya Huff and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

Here’s a joint roundup of my time at World Horror Con and Keycon 31:

When Words Collide (Calgary) August 8-10, 2014 My other home convention. Even though I’ve never lived in Alberta, my western writing chums know how to make me feel at home. Guests include: Brandon Sanderson, Jack Whyte, Mark Leslie, D.J. McIntosh, and Jacqueline Guest.

My roundup for When Words Collide:

Reading and Signing at Audreys Books (Edmonton) August 14th, 2014. It’ll be great to be back at Audreys! It’s a wonderful bookstore.

A bit about my reading at Audreys and some pics from my Alberta research trip:

VCon 39 (Vancouver) October 3-5, 2014 Vcon is hosting Canvention and the Prix Aurora Awards this year, also one of my favourite game designers, Bruce Heard is a Guest of Honour.

Here’s a roundup of my trip to VCon:

Chiaroscuro Reading Series (Winnipeg) October 8th, 2014. I’ll be hosting this one.

Central Canada Comic Con (Winnipeg) October 31st-November 2nd, 2014. Come find me at Booth 328 where I’ll be signing copies of my novels and a new limited edition Thunder Road story. I’ll have some copies of anthologies and magazines I’ve appeared in as well.

Here’s a roundup of my time at C4:

Manitoba Writers’ Guild and Writers’ Collective NaNoWriMo Kickoff (Winnipeg) November 1st, 2014 from 6pm-10pm. I’ll be doing a short reading at 8:30pm and offering words of inspiration to writers tackling National Novel Writing Month. Also reading, Chris Rutkowski (6:30pm) and Samantha Beiko (7:30pm).

World Fantasy Convention (Washington, D.C.) November 6-9, 2014 Always one of my favourite conventions. Also, Guy Gavriel Kay is Guest of Honour!

Novel Writing Club (Winnipeg) Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. November, 25, December 16, 2014, and January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7, May 5, and June 9, 2015. In collaboration with the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, the Winnipeg Public Library will be hosting a novel writing club to offer emerging novelists the opportunity to work with a mentor (that’s me!) for a seven month period. Registration opens November 1st, 2014 and applications will be accepted until November 14th, 2014. For more information, please call Millennium Library Reader Services at 204-986-6779

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