I will be at Westercon 70, down the road in Tempe AZ of the July 4th weekend (July 1-4) doing many things.
We are proud to host the most prestigious regional science fiction and fantasy convention on the west coast on its 70th anniversary. … We are officially branding our 2017 event ConAlope. We are commemorating the 70th anniversary not only of Westercon but also of the crash landing of a UFO (or a military surveillance balloon) in Roswell, NM on July 8th, 1947. We suggest that the stranded aliens wrangled a horde of frisky jackalopes and rode northwest to Tempe. They may well make an appearance at Westercon!
I will be hosting a book launch party for Beanstalk and Beyond .
I will be running episodes of Go Action Fun Time in the game room.
This will all be a whole thing with time/space coordinates as soon as I have those. This is just a head’s up.
Before that happens, I will be just south of Prescott next weekend (June 24 & 25) conducting a trail finding/building workshop at Whispering Pines Campground for the annual Arizona Community of Christ Reunion.
This is a church event, and I am there for church reasons, but it would be of interest to novice hikers, and the event is technically open to the public, assuming you register for the camp. I will also have copies of my hiking guides on hand.
I include the Whispering Pines event because several regular blog readers are also church members, and because it segues into mentioning that this blog now has a calendar page.
I am also working on a secondary book launch not on a holiday weekend at a major SF/F convention. When I have some resolution to that, I will not be shy. If you have ideas, I am still in the listening phase.
Now you know.