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SKULL ANGEL, SUCKERS. Bow down and worship.

Or something.

This week I’m off to Phoenix Comic Fest, and I can’t seem to access their schedule on their site? So I’m gonna post my (tentative, subject to change) schedule here in the hopes that it will help you Arizona-dwelling pop culture vultures.


Wednesday, May 23rd


Elevengeddon: A Multi-Author SciFi Event — seriously, tons of authors going to this free SFF bookish event, mega authors like Daniel Jose Older and John Scalzi and VE Schwab and Delilah Dawson and, of course, me bringing down the grade curve.

Please note: you do not need to be attending PHXCF to come to this!


The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Thursday, May 24


PANEL: It’s a Mystery

Location: North 125AB

Description: You don’t have to be the World’s Greatest Detective to attend this panel. Guest Authors will clue you in on the most compelling mystery stories.



Location: North 124AB

With Melinda Snodgrass, Sylvain Neuvel, Jason Fry



Location: Del Rey Booth #1697

With Jason Fry

Friday, May 25


PANEL: It’s the End of the World As We Know It – Apocalyptic Fiction

Location: North 126C

Description: There’s something utterly fascinating about the end of the world. What would it be like to survive the end of civilization and how would we start to rebuild?



Location: Changing Hands Author Signing Area

With Emily Devenport, Alexandrea Monir


EVENT: Drinks with Creators!

Location: North 120CD

Join authors and other creators for a glass or two in an informal setting. Door prizes, giveaways and raffles to support Kids Need To Read.

Saturday, May 26


PANEL: Writers Pay Homage to Their Forerunners

Location: North 126AB

Description: Join Chuck Wendig, Gail Carriger, Katherine Arden and Myke Cole as they talk about the writers that influenced them most.



With Gail Carriger, Myke Cole

Location: North 124AB



Location: Del Rey Booth #1697

With Aaron Mahnke


PANEL: Writers Would You Rather

Location: 126AB

Description: “Would You Rather” is a hilarious game where your favorite authors get asked questions like, “Would you rather have magic powers only activated by eating kittens or magic powers that could only affect someone’s butt?” In previous years, this game has generated raucous laughter and exposed some interesting things about what our authors would rather do.

Panelists: Chuck Wendig, Scott Sigler



With Alexandra Monir, Melinda Snodgrass and Kristi Charish

Location: North 124AB

Sunday, May 27


PANEL: Star Wars Books

Location: North 126AB

Description: Meet the authors of your favorite stories set A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away….

Panelists: Jason Fry, Daniel Jose Older, Chuck Wendig, Alan Dean Foster


SIGNING: Star Wars

Location: Del Rey Signing Booth #1697

With Jason Fry, Daniel Jose Older, Chuck Wendig, Delilah Dawson

So that’s that for me in Phoenix. Come say hi! Even if you’re not in Phoenix, get there! Hop a plane! A train! A trans-dimensional desert portal! Or just drop acid and hallucinate me!

It’ll be great.

Also, what else is new?

My run on TUROK has been collected in a trade paperback — TUROK: BLOOD HUNT. So, hey, go get it if you feel so inclined.

I’m told too that a Miriam Black cover reveal is in the works for this week. has an article talking about Chewbacca and his family, and I’m all up in it talking about the Han and Chewie dynamic going on in the Aftermath trilogy.

And I think that’s it.

Here’s another high-test dose of weird macro photos, enjoy: