Posts Tagged ‘blog: appearances’.

This weekend: WonderCon!

This weekend I’ll be at WonderCon, in its new location at the Anaheim Convention Center! Kris Straub and I will be at Booth 617, near Dave Kellett, Danielle Corsetto and other fine friends.

The show is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and I’ll be there the whole time, provided they let me sleep in the bathrooms. WE SHALL SEE.

Upcoming appearances (San Diego & Seattle!)

This weekend I’ll be in San Diego for ConDor, a friendly neighborhood sci-fi convention! I will be speaking, opining, and making enemies discussing the following:

SATURDAY, 4PM: “Synergy between Writer and Illustrator” — Kevin Gerard, Jennifer K. Fong, Laura Brodian Freas, David Malki !, Sue Dawe.

SATURDAY, 5PM: “Extemporaneous Story Telling: Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory 2″ — Our panelists take elements from the audience and tell the conspiracies that interconnect them. Gradually they interweave these elements into a theory that explains EVERYTHING. David Malki !, Sherwood Smith, Chris Weber, David Ross, Mike Bocianowski.

SUNDAY, 10AM “The Making of Wondermark” — Comics created live on stage, in front of your very eyes!

SUNDAY, 11AM Autograph session in the dealer’s room.

SUNDAY, 12PM “Ebooks and the Future of Publishing” — Richard Dean Starr, John Oliver, David Malki !, Val Ontell, J. M. Perkins. (I’m moderating this one.)

SUNDAY, 1PM “What Makes a Story Steampunk?” — David Malki !, Scott Farrell, Denise Dumars, Sharon Mock, David Lee Summers.

SUNDAY, EVENING “David please go to bed” — My brain

At the end of March I’ll also be in Seattle for the Emerald City Comicon, which is three days long this year and will surely, surely be an amazing show. Come say hello!

Also on my calendar for the spring are:

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, April 27-29

Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 5-6

Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, May 26-27 — My first-ever Vancouver appearance. (Oh, and the show is soliciting volunteers now!)

And maybe others too!

World Fantasy Con (and other upcoming shows) (and a bee video)

If you’re attending the World Fantasy Con in San Diego this weekend, keep an eye out in your gift bag for our Machine of Death Volume 2 Sampler booklet! It contains two stories from the upcoming sequel. (We’ll be announcing the full lineup for MOD2 next week.) You can also pick up sampler booklets next weekend at the Minneapolis Indie Expo — I won’t be there, but my co-editor Matt will be, along with MOD contributor Katie Sekelsky. More info about these fine events at the Machine of Death blog.

I’ll be at World Fantasy this weekend, but I won’t have a table. I will, however, be signing books on Friday night, and I have a panel on Sunday:

10AM: Intellectual Property Rights vs. the Free Web

Does information really want to be free? Do the people who say that still think so once they’ve been published? Generational differences in attitudes toward information and its effects.

Justin Ackroyd, David Chanoch, Jeff Conner, Ashley Grayson (M), David Malki !

Come hear us discuss all the attitudes toward information and its effects.

Here’s a rundown of some other upcoming appearances as well, all in the Los Angeles area:

NOVEMBER 7 (8 PM). My new improv team, “Battlesocks,” will be performing at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica! It’ll be our first salvo in a month-long improv tournament, so depending on how we do there’ll likely be other performances throughout the month as well. Free admission! Cheap drinks! Probably some laffs! Come cheer us on!

NOVEMBER 17 (8 PM). I’m throwing a magic and variety show in Hollywood to celebrate a year of Machine of Death, and I’m putting all my hilarious friends on stage! Free admission! MOD2 news and giveaways! Here’s more about the Super-Stupendous Machine of Death Magic & Variety Show. Save that date!

DECEMBER 10-11. At the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market at the L.A. State Park, I’ll have a full complement of holiday cards and pleasant goods.

BONUS VIDEO: Here is rapper MC Mr. Napkins. I first learned about him when he performed an amazing set at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater. This song is called “The Aggressive Bee.”

The time I saw him, he did a song about vegetables that blew my mind.

This weekend: SPX in Maryland!

This weekend I’ll be returning to Bethesda, Maryland for the annual Small Press Expo! I’m on a panel too:

Constraint Based Cartooning : Saturday 5:00 pm
A blank canvas and an infinite palette can be liberating—and intimidating. Most work ultimately ends up operating according to a set of self-generated rules which govern its scope. Bill Kartalopoulos will talk to David Malki ! (Wondermark), Brian Ralph (Daybreak), Karl Stevens (The Lodger) and Daniel Spottswood (Disquietville) about producing comics which operate more explicitly according to a governing set of aesthetic, stylistic and formal principles.

SPX was one of the first shows I ever considered attending, back in the early 2000s when I would buy their annual anthologies at my local comic book shop. I’ve now been going since 2006, and ever since I discovered that North Bethesda is just a short train ride from the Library of Congress, I’ve made a habit of building an extra day into my trip. Saturday and Sunday I’ll be at the show, and then Monday I’ll be in DC researching some strange Victorian children’s books for a future “True Stuff from Old Books” installment.

SPEAKING OF WHICH: Earlier this summer, I was honored to be invited to Google Boston to speak as part of their excellent “Authors@Google” series (which can be viewed for free on YouTube). This version of “True Stuff from Old Books” runs about an hour long and is full of some of my favorite finds from Victorian-era magazines and newspapers. Enjoy!

As you can see, “True Stuff from Old Books” is full of hilarity and wonder, and throughout all the strangeness, it uniquely illuminates the modern human condition through a sepia-tinted lens of the past. If you’re part of an organization that might be interested in hearing me speak, please drop me a line! I’m constantly adding new weird old tidbits as I stumble across them, so the talk has yet to be the same twice.

Lend a hand at Worldcon in Reno!

In a few weeks I’ll be attending my very first World Science Fiction Convention — this year it’s in Reno, Nevada, and called Renovation! I’m excited to be on a number of panels (including one discussing humor with Dr. Demento!) and I’ll also have a table with Wondermark and Machine of Death books.

UPDATE: Thanks, I’m all set now!

Would you like to attend Renovation for free? I’m looking for one person to help me out at the table. I’ve learned from experience that manning a table by myself for days is a very difficult thing to do. My MOD co-editor Matt will be hanging out with me, but even still I’d rather have someone who I can count on to be a dedicated assistant.

If you live in Reno and would like a free attending membership to Renovation, in addition to having your meals covered all week long, in exchange for helping out at the table — please email me at dave at wondermark dot com. Thanks!