Eastercon is usually a time for me to get enthused for the months ahead. It’s the start of the convention season and usually a time when I’m working toward completing things. Two years ago, when I was last here, I was promoting The Four Realms with a massive hole in my leg. Last year, I missed Eastercon to go on my big storm chasing adventure, telling everyone that I was in Scotland with the day job.
This year, I came prepared.
Yes, I will be at Eastercon this year, and not only will I be doing a panel, I will be doing a solo panel
It Was A Dark And Stormy Night:
In 2014, fantasy author Adrian Faulkner, trained in secret to become a storm chaser. He flew out to Oklahoma and found himself in the middle of one of the worst tornado outbreaks of 2014. In this panel Adrian will talk about tornadoes, the difference between the media perception and the reality, the science and why so little is known, what it means to be a storm chaser, and the experience of being inside a mile-wide tornado.
So keep Easter Sunday, 12:30pm free and come to Endeavour for tornadoes, Tornadoes!, TORNADOES!
(Note: Times and locations could change, please refer to official programme for up to date information)
For those of you who missed it last week, GeoGearHeads has posted the video of the webchat we had where I talked about the wonders of the Geocaching software application, GSAK. I sound remarkably coherent for 2am in the morning!
If you’re a geocacher who has been wondering why so many Geocachers rave about this product, check out the video and find out why!
Just to let everyone know that I’ll be appearing on the Geocaching Show, GeoGearHeads, this Thursday Night (Friday Morning in the UK) to talk about the software tool, GSAK. Chris and Darryl always do incredible shows so if you can tune in live, please do so. If not, you should be able to watch afterwards via YouTube. More details on the episode and local broadcast information can be found
+Adrian Faulkner returns to talk with +Chris Umphenour and +Darryl Wattenberg about GSAK and how #Geocachers can make the most of the popular tool. Hit the “Q&A” button in the upper right corner of the trailer to add a comment or question to be used in the show. Or email us at GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com(audio files are preferred so we can hear them in your own voice) or call our voicemail line at 206-350-3647.
Comic Book Outsiders At Nine Worlds
While I was at Nine Worlds I got chance to sit down with Scott & Steve as they were recording their latest Comic Book Outsiders podcast discussing the event and in particular the podcast programming stream.
Be Sure to check it out!
It’s hard to write about something like Worldcon. The multi-day, 10,000 plus attendee event seemed like it lasted a pleasant lifetime for people who were there and we’ve all emerged a little shell-shocked.
In many ways, it was no different to other conventions where the usual suspects meet up, go to panels, drink beer and swap gossip… but on a Galactus world-eating scale. However, I think the thing I’ll take away from Worldcon was how intimate it felt.
A little late notice but I’m happy to announce that I will be doing a reading as part of the pirate program at this year’s World Science Fiction Convention. I’ll be on sometime between 5pm and 7pm (mostly likely, if they follow the order, somewhere around 6pm). It’ll be at the bandstand in the fan village (over behind the stairs leading up to the dealers room)
Not decided what I’ll be reading yet – possibly something from The Four Realms, maybe something from Black As Knight – but if you are at Worldcon and are able to come and give me support, it’ll be greatly appreciated.
Hope to see some of you there!
It wasn’t that I expected Bradford to be a bad Eastercon, I just had really low expectations. For that reason, my entire focus leading up to the event was on my panels and trying to ensure they were as entertaining as possible. But it turned out to be a truly exceptional con.
One of the highlights of the SFF calendar in the UK is Eastercon, an annual convention with a literary focus and solid aattendance. I’ve been going for a few years now, and even when the panels haven’t personally interested me, it’s been great to catch up with friends.
This year is a little different in that it’s my first year as a panelist at the event and I’m equal measures of scared and excited.