Dog Days of Summer Sees a Few Author Events

There’s not many upcoming events for the next couple of months, but the ones that are happening are definitely worth checking out.  Follow the links for event specifics. 

Aug 9 – 7 pm – Larry Correia signs Monster Hunter Siege at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ

Aug 18 – 7 pm – Benjamin Percy discusses The Dark Net (via Skype) at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Aug 18 – 7 pm – Sci-Friday Book Club – Justin Cronin’s The Passage – at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ.

Aug 26 – 2 pm – Beth Cato signs Call of Fire at Barnes and Noble Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ

Sept 15 – 7 pm – Sci-Friday Book Club – Charlie Jane Ander’s All the Birds in the Sky at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ

Sept 27 – 7 pm – Bruce Campbell presents Hail to the Chin – Dobson High School via Changing Hands.

Oct 20 – 7 pm – Kevin Hearne signs A Plague of Giants at the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

 

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Keeping Cool With Some Summer Author Events.

July 1-4 – Westercon 70/LepreCon 43 – Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ

Artist Goh Julie Dillon, Author GoH Connie Willis plus many other local authors and artists.

July 6 – 7 pm – Daniel Price signs The Song of the Orphans – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

July 17 – 7 pm – Richard Kadrey signs The Kill Society at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

July 20 – 7 pm – Daryl Gregory signs Spoonbenders and Rob Hart signs The Woman from Prague at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.

 

 

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AZSF Author happenings for April and May

April 12- 7 pm – Pirate Takeover Tour with Tricia Levenseller (Daughter of the Pirate King) and Nicole Castroman (Blacksouls) at Changing Hands Phoenix

April 13 – 7 pm – Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion) in conversation with Aprilynne Pike at Changing Hands Tempe

April 21 – 7 pm – Sci Friday Book Club at the Poisoned Pen.  This month’s book is NOS4A2 by Joe Hill.

April 27 – 7 pm – Ryan Dalton Launch Party for The Black Tempest at Changing Hands Phoenix

April 29 –  Independent Bookstore Day

Participating Arizona bookstores are Antigone Books in Tucson, Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, and Changing Hands in Phoenix and Tempe.

April 30 – 2 pm  Tricia Barr, Adam Bray, and Cole Horton: Star Wars™: The Visual Encyclopedia at Changing Hands Tempe

May 2 – 7 pm – Gini Koch signs Alien Education at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

May 4 – 6:30 pm – Sarah J. Mass (A Court of Wings and Ruin) in conversation with Rae Carson. – Mesa Arts Center, Mesa

May 8 – 7 pm – Marie Brennan signs Within the Sanctuary of Wings – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

May 11- 7 pm – Ryan Dalton signs The Black Tempest at Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

walkaway-doctorowMay 12 – 7 pm – Author Cory Doctorow interviewed by Brian David Johnson, ASU Futurist-in-Residence at the Doubletree Hilton in Scottsdale, hosted by The Poisoned Pen.  New book is Walkaway.Cory-Doctorow-200x300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 19 – 7 pm – Sci Friday Book Club at the Poisoned Pen.  This month’s book is Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

May 24 – 7 pm – Elevengeddon 2017 – Authors To Be Announced – Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.

May 25-27 – Phoenix Comicon – Check website for schedules and information

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July 17 – 7 pm – Richard Kadrey signs The Kill Society at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

 

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AZSF Spring Author Events

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March 9 – 7 pm – V. E. Schwab signs A Conjuring of Light at Changing Hands, Tempe

March 10 – 7 pm – Erika Lewis signs Game of Shadows at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale with Aprilynne Pike hosting.

tfobMarch 11,12 – Tucson Festival of Books – University of Arizona

Science Fiction and Fantasy authors include Alexandra Bracken, Marie L. Brennan, Beth Cato, James Dashner, Amy Engel, Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire, Shannon Hale, Randy Henderson, Gini Koch, Erika Lewis, Jeffrey Mariotte, Brian McClellan, Lisa McMann, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, James A. Owen, Marsheila Rockwell, V. E. Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Nisi Shawl, David Lee Summers, and  Sam Sykes

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TFOB Schedule

March 17 – 7 pm – Sci-Friday Book Club – Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale – This month is a selection of short stories.  Links on book club page.

March 20 – 6:30 pm – Writing Workshop – Tom Leveen: “Publishing Pitfalls: What Are They & How Do You Avoid Them? at Changing Hands, Phoenix

March 21 – 7 pm – Tom Leveen – Hellworld  at Changing Hands, Tempe

March 27 – 7 pm – Tom Leveen signs Hellworld at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

March 31 – 7 pm – Roshani Chokshi: A Crown of Wishes – Changing Hands, Tempe

neilgaimanApril 1 – 7 pm – An Evening With Neil Gaiman – Mesa Center for the Arts

April 27 – 7 pm – Ryan Dalton Launch Party for The Black Tempest at Changing Hands Phoenix

May 8 – 7 pm – Marie Brennan signs Within the Sanctuary of Wings – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

May 11- 7 pm – Ryan Dalton signs The Black Tempest at Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

walkaway-doctorowMay 12 – 7 pm – Author Cory Doctorow interviewed by Brian David Johnson, ASU Futurist-in-Residence at the Doubletree Hilton in Scottsdale, hosted by The Poisoned Pen.  New book is Walkaway.Cory-Doctorow-200x300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 24 – 7 pm – Elevengeddon 2017 – Authors To Be Announced – Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.

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Ring in 2017 With These Author Events

There’s not much happening at the stat of the year, but once things get going, there’s going to be lots of opportunities to see some good science fiction and fantasy authors including An Evening With Neil Gaiman, The Tucson Festival of Books and more.

Jan 20 – 7 pm – SciFi Friday Book Club at the Poisoned Pen  January’s book is The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Jan 28 – 4  pm – YAllapalooza 2017 at Changing Hands Phoenix  Attending Authors: Paul Mosier, Shonna Slayton, Melissa Marr, Amy Fellner Dominy, Amy Lukavics, Abigail Johnson, Suzanne Young, Ryan Dalton, Kathleen Glasgow, Len Vlahos, and Jeff Giles.

Feb 3 – 3 pm – Lisa McMann signs Dragon Captives (The Unwanteds Quests Book 1) at Changing Hands Tempe

Feb 8 – 7 pm – Sarah Pinborough signs Behind Her Eyes  and Kristan Higgins signs On Second Thought at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

Feb 12 – 3 pm – Rae Carson, Colleen Oakes and Victoria Aveyard at Changing Hands Phoenix

Feb 16 –  6 pm – Lisa McMann signs Dragon Captives (The Unwanteds Quests Book 1) atBarnes and Noble Dana Park Mesa

Feb 16-18 – Desert Nights, Writing Stars ASU Writing Conference – Arizona State University

Feb 27 – 7 pm – Joe R. Lansdale signs Rusty Puppy at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

March 10 – 7 pm – Erika Lewis signs Game of Shadows at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

tfobMarch 11,12 – Tucson Festival of Books – University of Arizona

Authors include Alexandra Bracken, Marie L. Brennan, Beth Cato, James Dashner, Amy Engel, Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire, Shannon Hale, Randy Henderson, Gini Koch, Erika Lewis, Jeffrey Mariotte, Brian McClellan, Lisa McMann, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, James A. Owen, Marsheila Rockwell, V. E. Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Nisi Shawl, David Lee Summers, and  Sam Sykes

March 27 – 7 pm – Tom Leveen signs Hellworld at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

neilgaimanApril 1 – 7 pm – An Evening With Neil Gaiman – Mesa Center for the Arts

April 27 – 7 pm – Ryan Dalton Launch Party for The Black Tempest at Changing Hands Phoenix

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AZ Author Events October and Beyond!

The-Purloined-PoodleOct 3 – 7 pm – Kevin Hearne signs The Purloined Poodle – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Oct 5 – 7 pm – Epic Reads Tepic_readsour with Rae Carson, Kendare Blake, and Lauren Oliver – Changing Hands, Phoenix

 

fierce-reads-logo_vobyt9rOct 8 – 4 pm – Fierce Reads Tour with Emma Mills, Caleb Roehrig, and Leigh Bardugo  – Changing Hands, Tempe

All-the-little-liarsOct 10 – 7 pm – Charlaine Harris signs All the Little Liars – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

Oct 16 – 7 pm – Sci-Friday book clubThousand Names by Django Wexler

Oct 18 – 7 pm – Melissa De La Cruz signs Something in Between – Changing Hands, Tempe

ap_glitterOct 25 – 7 pm – Aprilynne Pike signs Glitter – Changing Hands Phoenix

Oct 26 – 7 pm – P. C. Cast signs Moon Chosen – Changing Hands, Tempe, AZhighway-kind-200x300

Nov 5 – 7 pm – The Highway Kind Anthology launch with editor Patrick Millikin, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, CJ Box, Gary Phillips and more.  Poisoned Pen Booksotre, Scottsdale

Nov 10 – 7 pm – The Making of Outlander with Tara Bennett and Diana Gabaldon – Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Scottsdale, AZ

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AZSF Fall Author and Book Events

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Sept 6 – 6 pm – Christopher Husberg signs Duskfall: Chaos Queen 1 – Barnes and Noble Dana Park, Mesa, AZ

Sept 10 – 2 pm – Nisi Shawl signs Everfair – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

Sept 16 – 7 pm – Sci-Friday book club The Magicians by Lev Grossman – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

westerfeldswarmSept 30 – 7 pm – Scott Westerfeld signs Swarm – Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

Oct 3 – 7 pm – Kevin The-Purloined-PoodleHearne signs The Purloined Poodle – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

All-the-little-liarsOct 10 – 7 pm – Charlaine Harris signs All the Little Liars – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Oct 16 – 7 pm – Sci-Friday book clubThousand Names by Django Wexler

pccastmoonchosenOct 26 – 7 pm – P. C. Cast signs Moon Chosen Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

 

 

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The Dragon Awards List for 2016

August 12 – Note: This is not a site affiliated with DragonCon nor the Dragon Awards.  I have provided it on my blog so that people can see who the finalists for the Dragon Awards are since Dragon Con has only made the list available to people who have registered to vote for them on their web site.    If you have registered, you should receive an email with a specific link to a Survey Monkey poll where you can vote for one item in each category.  Reports are that people who registered in the last few days to vote have received confirmation that they are eligible, but they haven’t yet received the link.

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Here’s the list of finalists for the Dragon Awards via their SurveyMonkey voting survey.  Register to vote at awards.dragoncon.org .

Note: when you load the survey, entries are in randomized order, not alphabetical.

1. Best Science Fiction Novel
Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwitheriing Realm by John C. Wright
Raising Caine by Charles E. Gannon
Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
Agent of the Imperium by Marc Miller
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Life Engineered by J-F Dubeau

2. Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)
The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
Asteroid Made of Dragons by G. Derek Adams
Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Changeling’s Island by Dave Freer
Grave Measures by R.R. Virdi
Blood Hound by James Osiris Baldwin

3. Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel
Updraft by Fran Wilde
Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley
Trix and the Faerie Queen by Alethea Kontis
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
Changeling’s Island by Dave Freer
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

4. Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
Allies and Enemies: Fallen by Amy J. Murphy
Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber
The Price of Valor by Django Wexler
Wrath of an Angry God: A Military Space Opera by Gibson Michaels
Blood in the Water by Taylor Anderson
Chains of Command by Marko Kloos
The End of All Things by John Scalzi*

  • John has indicated that he does not want to be nominated for any award during 2016 and has asked to be withdrawn.  As of this update, he is still on the Dragon Awards Survey Monkey poll.

5. Best Alternate History Novel
1635: A Parcel of Rogues by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis
League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
Deadlands: Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry
Bombs Away: The Hot War by Harry Turtledove
Germanica by Robert Conroy
1636: The Cardinal Virtues by Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt

6. Best Apocalyptic Novel
A Time to Die by Mark Wandrey
Chasing Freedom by Marina Fontaine
The Desert and the Blade by S.M. Stirling
Ctrl Alt Revolt! by Nick Cole
Dark Age by Felix O. Hartmann
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

7. Best Horror Novel
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
Chapelwood by Cherie Priest
Honor at Stake by Declan Finn
An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel
Souldancer by Brian Niemeier
Alice by Christina Henry

8. Best Comic Book
Ms. Marvel
Daredevil
Providence
DC Universe: Rebirth
Civil War II
Saga
Astro City

9. Best Graphic Novel
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman
Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine
Virgil by Steve Orlando
March: Book Two by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin
Chicago by Glenn Head

10. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series
Jessica Jones – Netflix
The Flash – CW
Daredevil – Netflix
Game of Thrones – HBO
The Expanse – Syfy
Doctor Who – BBC
Outlander – Starz

11. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
Crimson Peak
Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens
Ant-Man
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
The Martian

12. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game
Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios
Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks
Metal Gear Solid V by Konami Digital Entertainment
Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment
Undertale by Toby Fox
XCOM 2 by 2k Games

13. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
Quaser One by Emre Taskin
PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist by Outerminds Inc.
Fallout Shelter by Bethesda Softworks
Hyper Burner by Patrick Cook
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes by Electronic Arts

14. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
Pandemic: Legacy by ZMan Games
Star Wars: Rebellion by Fantasy Flight Games
Blood Rage by Cool Mini or Not
Talon by GMT Games
Monopoly: CTHULHU by USAopoly
Codenames by Vlaada Chvatil

15. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game
Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls by Flying Buffalo
Magic the Gathering: Shadows over Innistrad by Wizards of the Coast
Magic the Gathering: Battle of Zendikar by Wizards of the Coast
Mouse Guard 2nd Edition by David Petersen & Luke Crane
Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (7th Edition) by Chaosium Inc.
Star Wars: Armada by Fantasy Flight Games

 

Final Note:  I do not have comments enabled on this site due to the amount of spam it gets when I do.  I’d suggest checking in at File770.com .

 

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The Heat is On! Summer Author Signings and Events in AZ

Summer is here and the time is right for reading!  Here’s a list of upcoming author events that I’m aware of for the next few months.  

outlanderkitchen June 25 – 7 pm – Diana Gabaldon celebrates Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook with Theresa Carle-Sanders – at Paradise Valley Double Tree Resort. Note: No Signing will take place, books will be pre-signed.

June 28 – 7 pm – Military Fiction night at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.  Ben Coes signs First Strike; Stephen Coonts signs Liberty’s Last Stand; Brian Keene signs Pressure; Weston Ochse signs Grunt Traitor

The-Perdition-ScoreJuly 7 – 7 pm – Richard Kadrey signs The Perdition Score, the latest Sandman Slim novel.  – Poisoned Pen Bookstore

PanaceaJuly 11 – 7 pm – F. Paul Wilson signs Panacea at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.

July 22 – 7 pm – Sci-Friday Book Club Discuss The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

hextorJuly 24 – Time and Location TBA – Thomas Olde Heuvelt signs Hex

Aug 19  – 7 pm – Sci-Friday Book Club Discuss Red Rising by Pierce Brown at breath-of-earththe Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

Aug 22 – 7 pm – Beth Cato signs Breath of Earth at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

The-Purloined-PoodleOct 3 – 7 pm – Kevin Hearne signs The Purloined Poodle at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

 Oct 10 – 7 pm – Charlaine Harris signs All The Little Liars at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

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Richard Kadrey, Gini Koch, Joe Hill, and the return of Elevengeddon in the near future.

Kadrey_Slide_1April 29 – 7 pmRichard Kadrey signs The Everything Box: A Novel – Barnes and Noble, Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ

April 30th – Independent Bookstore Day!  Changing Hands details  Poisoned Pen event page

May 4 – 7 pm – Aprilynne Pike signs Earthrise and Amy Tintera signs Ruined.  Changing Hands, Phoenix.

May 5th – 7 pm – Diana Gabaldon, K. C. Dyer at a special event for K. C. Dyer’s novel, Finding Fraser, inspired by Diana’s Outlander series. The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ .  Note that at this special event, only items pre-ordered or bought at the event will be signed. 

May 6 – 7 pm – Lisa McMann signs The Unwanteds: Island of Dragons – Barnes and Noble, Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ

MAY 7 – Free Comic Book Day

Links to stores that have planned events – updates as I get more information. Use www.freecomicbookday.com to find the participating store closest to you.

May 7/8 – Arizona Comic Mini Expo Saturday at Samurai Comics in Mesa and Sunday at Samurai Comics in Phoenix

May 7 – Free Comic Book Day on Main St. in Downtown Mesa, hosted by Gotham Comics Comics and Coffee

May 7 – All About Books and Comics

 

MCamp-Alienay 20 – Poisoned Pen SciFi Friday Book Club – 7 pm – This month’s selection is Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells

May 23 – 7 pm – Gini Koch signs Camp Alien  Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

Mjoehillfiremanay 24 – 7 pm – Joe Hill signs The Fireman – Changing Hands, Phoenix – ticket/book purchase required

June 1 – 7 pm – Elevengeddon: A Multi-Author SciFi event hosted by Kevin Hearne – Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ  The return of an event that last year had eighteen authors appearing and this year it may be even more.  Current lineup includes Kevin Hearne (Host), Brandon Sanderson, Pierce Brown, Beth Cato, Adam Christopher, Ryan Dalton, Leanna Rene Hieber,Jason Hough, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tom Leveen, Michael Martinez, V. E.Schwab, Scott Sigler, Michael J. Sullivan, Sam Sykes, Dan Wells, and Django Wexler.

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June 7 – 7pm – Justin Cronin signs City of Mirrors Changing Hands Tempe  See website for ticket/purchase details

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