Fall Fannish Events/Signings

Author Events and Appearances 

Saturday September 21 – L. E. Modesitt, Jr. signs The One Eyed Man – 2 pm at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ – Science Fiction

Saturday September 21 – Suzanne Lazear signs Charmed Vengeance – 4 pm at Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ – YA/Steampunk

Monday September 30  - Fierce Reads Tour with Marissa Meyer, Leila Sales, S.A. Bodeen, and Alexandra Coutts – 7 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ – YA

Tuesday October 1 – Book Launch and Zombie Romp with Tom Leveen for Sick - 1:45 pm at ASU Old Main, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Tuesday October 1 – Tom Leveen signs Sick -  7 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

Tuesday October 1 – Shoemaker Lecture – David Brin, Humanity’s Place in a Very Strange Universe – 7 pm at Murdock Hall Room 101, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Thursday, October 3 – J. Scott Savage signs Making the Team (Case File 13 #2) – 7 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

Tuesday, October 15 – C. J. Hill signs Friends and Traitors – 7 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

Saturday, October 26 – Lisa McMann – Literary Lunch to launch Bang – 1 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

Monday October 28 – Dan Simmons signs The Abominable – 7 pm at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ

Tuesday, Nov 14 – Anne Rice and Christopher Rice 6 pm / 7 pm at Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ – Signing only – Note ticket policy and restrictions

Sunday, Nov 17 – Melissa Marr, Aprilynne Pike, and Kimberly Derting – 3 pm at Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ

 Conventions/Events

Sept 28/29 – Keen Halloween - Sand Fitness Studio, MetroCenter Mall, Phoenix, AZ – Halloween workshops, Marketplace and Entertainment

Nov 2/3 – Tucson Comic Con - Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ   – 6th Annual Comic Convention

Nov 7-10 – Spacevision 2013 – Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – Space Exploration convention with Phil Plait, Bill Nye, Lawrence Krauss and others speaking.

Nov 8-10 - TusCon 40 – Hotel CityCenter, Tucson, AZ – 40th Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

 

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New Signings and Conventions to Kick off the New Year!

We’ve got some signings and appearances of note in the first couple of months as well as some conventions and events.

Signings and Author Events

January 8 – Launch Party for Lisa McMann’s Crash at Changing Hands 7 pm.

January 13 – Timothy Zahn signs Star Wars: Scoundrels at Changing Hands – 12 pm

January 26 – Young Adult Writing Conference at Dobson High School 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

January 26 - YAllapalooza at Changing Hands 4:00 pm with Tom Leveen, Cecil Castelluci, Amy Fellner Dominy, Shannon Messenger, Suzanne Lazear, Janni Lee Simner, Kevin Emerson, Erin Jade Lange, Lisa McMann, Suzanne Young, James A. Owen, C.J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison), Laura Ellen, and Lisa Schroeder.

February 10 – Cory Doctorow signs Homeland at Changing Hands 4 pm

Conventions and Events

Jan 4-6 – TaiyouCon 2013  – Annual Anime Convention - Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa

Jan 26-28 – Amazing Arizona Comic Convention – Phoenix Convention Center – With Guests Jim Lee and Stan Lee

March 8-10 – Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention II – Tombstone, AZ

March 9-10 – Tucson Festival of Books - Tucson, AZ

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More Authors Appearing as the Holidays Approach

As the holidays approach, a lot of new books come out, which means a lot of authors doing book tours to promote them.  We’ve got a large number of YA/Teen authors stopping in the Phoenix area in November, many making multiple appearances (and likely stopping at a few schools).  There’s also a few authors with more adult books making stops as well (including a few locals with new books).  Try to get out to support the local bookstores and touring authors.  The more people that turn out and buy books, the more likely we’ll get to see more authors stop in the Phoenix area instead of skipping over us.

Days of Blood & StarlightThe Candy Shop WarThe Brides of Rollrock Island

Friday, November 9 – Obert Sky signs Potterwookie – 6:30 pm at Barnes and Noble, San Tan Village, Chandler, AZ

Friday, November 9 – Laini Taylor signs Days of Blood and Starlight – 7 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

Saturday, November 10 – Laini Taylor signs Days of Blood and Starlight – 3 pm at Barnes and Noble, Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, November 10 – Fall Writing Workshop with Jennifer Ashley, Gini Koch and others.  Scottsdale Civic Center Library – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, November 13 – Brandon Mull signs Candy Shop War- Arcade Catastrophe  – 6:30 pm at Barnes and Noble Dana Park in Mesa, AZ

Tuesday, November 13 – Margo Lanagan signs The Brides of Rollrock Island - 7 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

The InexplicablesThe Skybound SeaThe Tangled Bridge

Wednesday, Nov 14 -Triple Bill!  Cherie Priest signs Inexplicables, Sam Sykes signs The Skybound Sea, and Rhodi Hawk signs The Tangled Bridge at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm (live webcast here)

Wednesday, November 14 – Margo Lanagan signs The Brides of Rollrock Island - 6 pm at Barnes and Noble, Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ

Wednesday, November 14 – Brandon Mull signs Candy Shop War- Arcade Catastrophe  – 7:00 pm at Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ 

Monday, November 19, Christopher Pike signs Witch World - 7 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Five)Alien vs. AlienSEAL Team 666

Sunday, Dec 2 – Kevin Hearne signs Trapped -  2 pm ((live webcast here) at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

Tuesday, December 4 – Gini Koch signs Alien Vs. Alien – 7 pm at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

Saturday, December 8 – Weston Ochse signs Seal Team 666 – at the Barnes and Noble Westside in Tucson, AZ

Sunday, December 8 – Weston Ochse signs Seal Team 666 – at Hastings, 3758 E Fry Blvd,
Sierra Vista, AZ

Friday, December 14 – Gini Koch signs Alien Vs. Alien – 7 pm at the Desert Ridge Barnes and Noble

Saturday, Dec 15 – Weston Ochse signs Seal Team 666 - 2 pm ((live webcast here) at Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ

Upcoming Events include:

November 9-11 - TusCon 39 – Annual Tucson SF/F Convention with S.M. Stirling in Tucson, AZ

January 25-27 – Amazing Arizona Comic Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

 

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Summer Signings and More….

Let’s see what’s coming up in the next couple of months….

June 23 – Pre-Release event for Kevin Hearne’s Hunted, the latest book in the Iron Druid Chronicles. 5 pm at Nando’s, 6715 E McDowell Rd Mesa, AZ 85215 

June 26 – Neil Gaiman signs The Ocean at the End of the Lane – South Mountain High School – NOTE – Event is sold out but signed books can still be ordered.

June 28 – Alex Bledsoe signs Wisp of a Thing – 7 pm at the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

July 29 – Girls Night Out with Aprilynne Pike (Earthbound), Suzanne Young (The Program), and C. J. Hill (Erasing Time).  7 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

August 3 – Richard Kadrey signs Kill City Blues -  2 pm at the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

September 18 – Joe R. Lansdale signs The Thicket – 7 pm at the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

August 8-10 – CopperCon Revolution – Windemere Hotel, Mesa, AZ – Guests include Author L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Artist – Steve Leiloha, Media Guest Mike Grell, Historian Guest Trina Robbins, Local Author Guest Jennifer Roberson

August 23-25 – Bubonicon 45 – Albuquerque, NM – Co-Guests of Honor Brent Weeks and Tim Powers, Toasmistress Diana Rowland, Artist Guest Alan F. Beck

 

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Spring Signings and Conventions

Author Signings and Appearances:

February 9 – Lisa McMann signs Infinity Ring Book 3: The Trap Door at Changing Hands in Tempe at 3 pm.

February 10 – Cory Doctorow signs Homeland at Changing Hands 4 pm

February 11 – Cory Doctorow in a special talk at ASU Phoenix Downtown Campus – 10:30 am – Topic: Hackers + Activism: Aaron Swartz, Anonymous and the Ethics of Digital Community

February 19 – Adam Rex signs Chu’s Day and Unlucky Charms – 5 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe.

February 25 – John Joseph Adams and Diana Gabaldon sign The Mad Scientists Guide to World Domination – 7 pm at the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

March 19 – Cassandra Clare Launch Party for Clockwork Princess at Dobson High School  – 6 pm.  Book sales by Changing Hands.

March 24 – Terry Brooks signs Bloodfire Quest – 2 pm at the Changing Hands, Tempe.

Conventions and Events

February 14 – Science Fiction TV Dinner: The Bionic Woman – 6 pm at ASU’s Polytechnic Campus

February 21 – Geek’s Night Out – Downtown TempeCostume Contest, a full size TARDIS, and lots more!

March 8-10 – Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention II – Tombstone, AZ

March 9-10 – Tucson Festival of Books - Tucson, AZ SF/F Authors include Heather Brewer, David Brin, Charles de Lint, Diana Gabaldon, Kevin Hearne, C. J. Hill, Nancy Holder, Richard Kadrey, Gini Koch, Tom Leveen, Jeff Mariotte, Dennis McKiernan, Adam Rex, Jennifer Roberson, Marsheila Rockwell, Patrikc Rothfuss, Janni Lee Simner, Sharon Skinner, R. L. Stine, and Sam Sykes plus many more authors of all genres.

May 9-12 – LepreCon 39 – Artist – Raymond Swanland, Author – Jack McDevitt, Art Industry – Jon Schindehette, Music – Nancy Freeman, Local Artist – Shelby Roberston

May 23-26 – Phoenix Comicon with authors including Brandon Sanderson, Timothy Zahn, Terry Brooks, Cherie Priest, John Scalzi, Delilah S. Dawson, Leanna Renee Hieber, Alexandra Monir, Kevin Hearne, Sam Sykes, Gini Koch, C. J. Hill, Suzanne Young, Aprilynne Pike, Janni Lee Simner, Adam Rex, Jeff Mariotte, Tom Leveen, and more. Also Babylon 5 20th Anniversary Celebration with J. Michael Straczynski and 14 Babylon 5 actors.

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Authors Abound in October-December

Saturday, October 6 – Club Read with Lisa McMann: Island of Silence -  2 pm at Changing Hands in Tempe

Saturday, October 6 – Shannon Messenger signs Keeper of the Lost Cities – 5 pm at Changing Hands in Tempe

Saturday, October 6 – Gini Koch Writers Workshop at the Well Red Coyote bookshop in Sedona - 2 pm

Sunday, October 7 – Catherynne M. Valente signs The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There - 3 pm at Changing Hands in Tempe.

Friday, October 12 – Jasper Fforde signs The Woman Who Died a Lot at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm (live webcast here)

Tuesday, October 23 – Diana Gabaldon signs Trail of Fire (A Lord John Grey novel – UK Edition) at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm (live webcast here)

Wednesday, October 24 – YA Quintuple Bill with Becca Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Miles, Kresley Cole, Tonya Hurley, and Heather Brewer. – 7 pm at Changing Hands in Tempe

Saturday, November 10 – Fall Writing Workshop with Jennifer Ashley, Gini Koch and others.  Scottsdale Civic Center Library – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov 14 -Triple Bill!  Cherie Priest signs Inexplicables, Sam Sykes signs The Skybound Sea, and Rhodi Hawk signs The Tangled Bridge at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm (live webcast here)

Sunday, Dec 2 – Kevin Hearne signs Trapped -  2 pm ((live webcast here)

Tuesday, December 11 – Gini Koch signs Alien Vs. Alien – 7 pm at the Desert Ridge Barnes and Noble

Saturday, Dec 15 – Weston Ochse signs Seal Team 666 - 2 pm ((live webcast here)

Upcoming Events include:

October 13 – Phoenix FearCon V Film Festival

November 3,4 – Tucson Comic Convention

November 9-11 - TusCon 39 – Annual Tucson SF/F Convention with S.M. Stirling in Tucson, AZ

 

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Fall Events (It’s still hot, but fall is here…)

Tuesday, August 28 – James A. Owen launch party for The Dragons of Winter at the Desert Ridge Barnes & Noble – 6 pm

Tuesday, August 28 - C. J. Hill signs Erasing Time at Changing Hands – 7 pm

Wednesday, August 29 – James A. Owen signs The Dragons of Winter at Changing Hands – 7 pm

Thursday,  August 30 – Richard Kadrey signs DEVIL SAID BANG, A Sandman Slim Novel at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm

Tuesday, September 4 – Laurie R. King Launch Party for A Garment of Shadows at the Poisoned Pen – 7 pm

Wednesday, September 5 – Lisa McMann signs Island of Silence at Changing Hands – 7 pm

Saturday, September 8 – Lisa McMann signs Island of Silence at Barnes and Noble, Desert Ridge – 2 pm

Friday, October 12 – Jasper Fforde signs The Woman Who Died a Lot at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm

Tuesday, October 23 – Diana Gabaldon signs Trail of Fire (A Lord John Grey novel – UK Edition) at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm

Wednesday, Nov 14 – Cherie Priest signs Inexplicables at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm

Upcoming Events include:

Aug 31-Sep 3- CopperCon 32 science fiction and fantasy convention at the Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale, AZ  Author Guest of Honor is Ari Marmell, Local Author Guest of Honor James A. Owen, Filk Guest Chris Dickinson, and Fan Guest Pat Connors. 

Sept 1-3 – Saboten Con 2012 – Anime Convention at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa

Sept 12 – Science Fiction TV Dinner Series – Star Trek with Alan Dean Foster  5:15 pm ASU

Sept 17 – Can’t Stop the Serenity – Phoenix (now Sold Out!)

Sept 22 – Can’t Stop the Serenity – Tucson

September 28-30 – RinCon Games 2012 – Tucson

October 13 – Phoenix FearCon V Film Festival

November 3,4 – Tucson Comic Convention

November 9-11 - TusCon 39 – Annual Tucson SF/F Convention with S.M. Stirling in Tucson, AZ

 

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Summer Brings Heat, Science, and Zombies to AZ

Upcoming signings and events in the Phoenix Metro area include:

Monday July 9  – Lawrence M. Krauss: A Universe From Nothing at Changing Hands in Tempe 7 pm  Krause is best known in fan circles for The Physics of Star Trek, but he’s an internationally-known theoretical physicist and ASU professor (as part of the Beyond Center)

Saturday July 14 – The Metropocalypse at Barnes and Noble Metrocenter with Weston Ochse, Joe Nassise, and Joe McKinney.  Activities start at 10 am with the authors appearing from noon to 3 pm.  From the B&N Website “For fans of zombies and survivalists, Barnes & Noble will be celebrating all things apocalyptic. Fun and informative activities, themed drinks and some games for all. Costume and art contests for all ages.”

Monday, July 30 - Jessica Wagenfuehr  Guardian Angels: Black Suns at Changing Hands in Tempe 7 pm

Thursday, August 2 – Deborah Harkness signs SHADOW OF NIGHT at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale - 7 pm –  The second book from the author of A Discovery of Witches.

Thursday, August 30 – Richard Kadrey signs DEVIL SAID BANG, A Sandman Slim Novel at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm

Friday, October 12 – Jasper Fforde signs The Woman Who Died a Lot at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – 7 pm

Upcoming Events include:

Aug 31-Sep 3- CopperCon 32 science fiction and fantasy convention at the Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale, AZ  Author Guest of Honor is Ari Marmell, Local Author Guest of Honor James A. Owen, Filk Guest Chris Dickinson, and Fan Guest Pat Connors. 

Sept 1-3 – Saboten Con 2012 – Anime Convention at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa

 

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Spring brings Authors and Other Events to Arizona

We’ve got lots of events with authors coming up in the next couple of months, here’s a quick list of what I’ve been able to track down….

Wed, Febrauary 29th – Melanie Rawn signs Touchstone at The Poisoned Pen, 7 pm.

Wed, Februaray 29th – Anne Rice signs The Wolf Gift at Changing Hands, 7 pm

Sat, March 3rd – Adam Rex signs Cold Cereal at Changing Hands, 2 pm

Sat, March 10th – Tom Angleberger signs Darth Paper Strikes Back at Changing Hands, 2 pm.

Sat, March 10th – Tom Angleberger signs Horton Halpott and Darth Paper Strikes Back at Barnes & Nobel Desert Ridge 5 pm

March 10,11 – Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona Campuswith tons of authors of all genres.  SF/F and YA authors include T. A. Barron, Laurie Brooks, Terry Brooks, Diana Gabaldon, Kevin Hearne, Robin Hobb, Gini Koch, Jeff Mariotte, Brad Meltzer, Yvonne Navarro, Naomi Novik, Weston Ochse, James A. Owen, Aprilynne Pike, Cherie Priest, Adam Rex, Janni Lee Simner, R. L. Stine, Sam Sykes, and Judith Tarr.  An AZSF Guide to the festivel will be forthcoming.

Monday,  March 12 – Naomi Novik signs Crucible of Gold at Changing Hands – 7 pm

Tue March 27 – Joe R. Lansdale signs Edge of Dark Water and Johnny Shaw signs Dove Season at The Poisoned Pen 7 pm (interview conducted by Keith Rawson of Spinetingler)

Wed March 28 - Michael Grant signs BZRK at Changing Hands 7 pm 

April 6-8 – LeprecCon 38 Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention – Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ  With Artist Guest Franchesco!, Author Guest Joe Haldeman, Media Guest Stephen Furst (Babylon 5, Animal House), Local Artist Mark Greenawalt, Gaming Guest Todd Van Hooser and Music Guests John and Maya Bohnhoff.

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October/November SF/F Events

October/November Author Signings & Appearances

Monday, October 3 – Scott Westerfeld signs Goliath – 7:00 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe

Tuesday, October 4 – C. J. Hill signs Slayers – 7:00 pm at Changing Hands, Tempe

Wednesday, October 5 – Scott Westerfeld signs Goliath – 7:00 pm at Barnes & Noble, Dana Park, Mesa

October 18 – F. Paul Wilson signs Dark at the End and S. J. Rozan signs Ghost Hero – 7 pm at The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

October 22 – Richard Kadrey signs Aloha From Hell- 5 pm at The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

Friday, October 28 – Joseph Nassise signs Eyes to See, Barnes & Noble, Desert Ridge 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 29Halloween with Tom Leveen – 7:00 pm at Changing Hands. YA author Tom Leveen (Party, Zero) directs a cast of local actors in this creepy, fun evening of readers’ theatre, featuring classic and contemporary works from EC Comics’ The Haunt of Fear and The Vault Of Horror, Lord Byron, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, and more!

November 4 – John Connolly signs The Burning Soul and Infernals– 7 pm at The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

November 19 – A Study in Sherlock Anthology Event with editors Leslie Klinger and Laurie R. King with other contributors (including Jan Burke, Thomas Perry, Dana Stabenow, andJacqueline Winspear)- 6 pm at The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

November 29 – Diana Gabaldon launches The Scottish Prisoner at the Arizona Biltmore – 7 pm – Details via Poisoned Pen

December 3 – Holiday SF/F Authors Event with many local science fiction and fantasy authors appearing. Details TBA at the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

The Poisoned Pen, 4014 N Goldwater Blvd. Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 www.poisonedpen.com

Changing Hands, 6428 S McClintock Dr., Tempe, Arizona www.changinghands.com

October/November SF/F Events

Friday, Oct 14th - 2nd Friday Night Out – Mesa, AZ   – Zombies Vs. Robots including

~Zombies vs. Robots Art Show at EvermoreNevermore!

~Costume contest at 8PM at OneOhOne Gallery.  Free to enter with lots of fun prizes! Categories for adults and kids. Just come to the patio at 101 W. Main to join the fun at 8PM.

~Haunted Basement Tour at OneOhOne Gallery 8:30

- Plus  Monsterland (opening Oct 7th) and Horror Movies at The Royale

Nov 5 & 6- Tucson Comic Convention, Bookman’s Event Center, Tucson, AZ

Nov 11-13 – TusCon 38 Science Fiction Convention, Hotel Tucson City Center, Tucson, AZ

 

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