August 27th, 2015


what should be my final Dragon Con schedule

I will be at Dragon Con 2015 over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, and I have received what should be my final schedule.

1-2pm: "Extensions of Whedon," w/Adam Cogan, Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, and Ben Lichius (Chastain FG--Westin)
2.30-3.30pm: practical self-defense workshop (Vinings--Hyatt)
5.30-6.30pm: "Two Aliens Walk into a Bar: Humor in SF," w/Peter David and Esther M. Friesner (Embassy AB--Hyatt)
7-8pm: "Star Trek Authors," w/Peter David, David Mack, and Melinda M. Snodgrass (Athens--Sheraton)

2.30-3.30pm: "The Legend of Xena: 20th Anniversary of the Warrior Princess" (M303-M304--Marriott)
5.30-6.30pm: "Christopher Lee and Leonard Nimoy" (M303-M304--Marriott)

1-2pm: reading (Vinings--Hyatt)
4-5pm: autographing (International Hall South--Marriott)
5.30-6.30pm: "X-Files Anthology," w/Kevin J. Anderson and Jonathan Maberry (M106-M107--Marriott)
8.30-9.30pm: "Geek Years 1985 & 1990: Years of Almost Good Sequels," w/Bobby Nash and James Palmer (M303-M304--Marriott) -- note that I may bow out of this one, as my Sunday night is a bit overbooked
10-11pm: "First Contact Improv," w/Tedd Roberts, Larry Correia, and Robert J. Sawyer (Embassy AB--Hyatt)

11.30am-12.30pm: "Is That All?: Is There More Joss for You?" (Chastain FG--Westin)

Looking forward to seeing folks there!
  • Current Music
    "Gotta Prove" by Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
mace windu, star wars

cover to A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe

While my Star Trek resumé is extensive, my repertoire in the Star Wars universe is significantly limited. In fact, up until recently it consisted of one essay, in BenBella's Smart Pop volume Star Wars on Trial. But this fall, that number will double, as I have another SW essay coming out, in Sequart's A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe, which is the first of three volumes chock full of essays examining the galaxy far, far away, and which will cover the six films. Subsequent volumes will cover the comics and the prose.

My essay is entitled "Top Ten Positives about the Prequel Trilogy." Yes, I came up with ten good things about The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, and I may or may not have been drinking when I pitched that article to Rich Handley and Joe Berenato* after they said nobody had volunteered to talk about the prequels, y'know, at all.

* I was totally drinking when I pitched the article...

Anyhow, Sequart has released the cover to the book, which should be out by year's end (just in time for some movie or other to be released....), and here it is!

  • Current Music
    "Getting in Tune" by The Who