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Here is a tentative list of where you can find me in 2019:

Afrofuture Fridays – the second Friday of the month, I’ll be at the Kheprw Institute leading a community conversation on Afrofuturism and applying those themes to community work. Supported by the Indiana Humanities, January we’ll be watching and discussing “Sorry to Bother You”, February – April we’ll be doing a deep dive into the works of N.K. Jemisin, and May 2nd will be a joint session with Mo*Con and The Build.

CONFUSION – Detroit, MI – January 18-21

Worldbuilding Workshop (9am at the Indiana Writers Center) – Indianapolis, IN – January 26

In this course you will learn about one of the special concerns of speculative fiction:  world-building. Setting is an important part of any story. More particular to the speculative fiction writer is the world-building aspect of setting. Our job is to out-imagine our readers. The writer needs to make sure that their world operates within a consistent system. We will develop a basic checklist of items to think through as you build the universe for your characters to play in.

Speed City Sisters in Crime – Indianapolis, IN – February 23

Grants for Writers – Need money to go to a convention?  Need the financial space to level up in your career? Need to travel to research for your next project? There are plenty of resources available to the enterprising writer. Learn what some of the grant opportunities that we have here in our state and some best practices in applying for them.

International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts – Orlando, FL – March 13-16

Mo*Con – Indianapolis, IN – May 3-5

Fourth Street Fantasy Convention – Minneapolis, MN – June 13-15

Indy Bookfest at the Central Library – Indianapolis, IN – June 22

Writing Afrofuturism Workshop – Indianapolis, IN – June 24

Clarion – San Diego, CA – July 7 – 13

Mysterious Galaxy Signing – Clairemont, CA – July 10

Shared World – Wofford College, SC – July 21 – 27

Scares that Cares – Williamsburg, VA – August 2 – 4

Camp Write – Columbus, OH – August 31

Achieving Together (keynote) – Indianapolis, IN – October 4th

Kellogg Writers Series – University of Indianapolis, IN – October 30

Meet A Writer, Be a Writer – Indianapolis, IN – Nov 9th

Spirit & Place Festival: The Evolution of Sci-Fi Fandom – Indianapolis, IN – Nov 10th


Here is a tentative list of where you can find me in 2020:

Confusion – Detroit, MI – January 17-19

Zora! Festival – Eatonville, FL – January 30 – February 2

Mo*Con – Indianapolis, IN – May 1-3

Nashville Public Library Middle School Battle of the Books – Nashville, TN – May 15

ConCarolinas Sci-Fi/Fantasy – Charlotte, NC – May 29-31

Muncie Public Library – Muncie, IN – June 6

Blacktasticon – Atlanta, GA – June 27-28 (tentative)

Inconjunction – Indianapolis, IN – July 3-5

GenCon – Indianapolis, IN – July 30 – August 2

Killercon – Austin, TX – August 6-8

Scares that Cares – Williamsburg, VA – August

Nasfic 2020 – Columbus, OH – August 20-23

FenCon XIII – Irving, TX – Sept 18 – 20

New Harmony Project – New Harmony, IN – October 11-13th


Here is a tentative list of where you can find me in 2021:

Confusion – Detroit, MI – January

Mo*Con – Indianapolis, IN – May

Balticon – Baltimore, MD – May

GenCon – Indianapolis, IN – July

[Check back often, because this list gets updated regularly]