ComicPalooza Events

Hey there, folks —

This Memorial Day weekend I will be down in Houston for ComicPalooza, where, in addition to just hangin’ with nerds, as one does at such conventions, I’ll also be be doing two programming items:

Saturday at 2pm: Reading: I’ll be reading from Lock In and also doing a Q&A about whatever people have questions about me, my books, and anything else people might have questions about (although, I suppose, if they asked me how to perform brain surgery, I don’t think I would be able to offer up a very satisfactory answer). This will be in panel room 24

Sunday at 2pm: Financial Tough Love for Writers: In which I take some of my experience as a finance writer and consultant to financial organizations, and my experience of being a professional writer, and talk about some of the realities of finances and writing. Those of you who were at Viable Paradise while I was teaching there will probably remember this particular rant of mine. I’ll be taking questions here, too. This will be in panel room 2.

There may be other events, but I’m still getting information on them. I’ll let folks know when I get it. Also, of course, if you see me wandering about, feel free to come up and say hello. That’s what I’m there for.

See you there!

Update: After both panels I will be signing books at the Barnes & Noble booth, for about an hour (i.e., roughly between 3 and 4pm).

13 Comments on “ComicPalooza Events”

  1. We were very happy to see you on the schedule! Will there be a time when you would be available to sign books? :)

  2. “if they asked me how to perform brain surgery”

    You could start with ‘carefully’! :) Hope it’s a good event (waves from England).

  3. I wish I could come down just for the finance panel! I have a couple of writers as tax clients, and I find this topic endlessly fascinating.

  4. I wish I had time to zip over to Houston for the show, but I just don’t. Sadface. Have a lovely time!

  5. “if they asked me how to perform brain surgery”


    Step One: Hire a Brain Surgeon.

  6. Financial Tough Love for Writers: that one sounds interesting. I wonder if it will be ‘ramen noodles are your staple food’. ‘don’t pass up on road kill’. ‘find out where the soup kitchens are’.

    I have read about the kind of money most writers make….

  7. I’d like to see that financial advice panel. But I will be in Ocean CIty MD. Maybe you could put it on youtube or something.

    “how to perform brain surgery”
    1. Go to Home Depot
    2. Get a good quality power drill…

  8. Hope you have fun in Houston. I generally don’t care for big for-profit media cons, but Comicpalooza does a good job. I enjoyed it when I went a couple of years ago.

    I planned to attend again this year but can’t make it. Hope you get a chance to say hi to a couple of friends of mine who are also guests, author Rachel Caine and her husband, artist Cat Conrad. If you get a chance to share an evening meal with them, I encourage you to do so. They are fun and interesting people.

    Speaking of fun and interesting, if you do get a chance to go out for a meal, I recommend The Hobbit Café. It is about 5 miles from the convention center. It has been around for about 40 years. The food is quite good and the layout is mildly eccentric and full of interesting decorations.

    Maybe we can convince you to visit the northern part of the state sometime. Houston and Austin seem to get all the love on your book tours and con appearances.