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Recent & Upcoming Events

RubyNation
Arlington, VA
June 15, 2017

Balticon 51
Baltimore, MD
May 26 – 29, 2017

Chessiecon
Baltimore, MD
Nov 25 – 27, 2016

Capclave
Gaithersberg, VA
Oct 7 – 9, 2016

43rd Virginia Scottish Games & Festival
The Plains, VA
Sep 3 – 4, 2016

RubyNation 2016
Arlington, VA
Jun 2 – 4, 2016

Balticon 50
Baltimore, MD
May 27 – 30, 2016

Ravencon 11
Williamsburg, VA
April 29 – May 1, 2016

NationJS
Silver Spring, MD
November 13, 2015

Capclave
Gaithersberg, MD
October 9 – 11, 2015

42nd Virginia Scottish Games & Festival
The Plains, VA
Sep 5 – 6, 2015

RubyNation 2015
Silver Spring, MD
June 12 – 13, 2015

Balticon 49
Hunt Valley, MD
May 22 – 25, 2015

District 29 Toastmasters Spring Conference
Chantilly, VA
May 16, 2015

DevIgnition
Dulles, VA
December 5, 2014

Capclave
Gaithersburg, MD
October 10 – 12, 2014

World Science Fiction Convention
London, England
August 14 – 18, 2014

Workshop: Pitfalls of Medieval Fiction Writing
Ashburn, VA
August 3, 2014

RubyNation 2014
Silver Spring, MD
June 6 – 7, 2014

Balticon 48
Hunt Valley, MD
May 23 – 26, 2014

District 29 Toastmasters Spring Conference
Chantilly, VA
May 17, 2014

RavenCon
North Chesterfield, VA
April 25 – 27, 2014

DevIgnition
Ashburn, VA
December 6, 2013

District 29 Toastmasters Fall Conference
Herndon, VA
November 9, 2013

Capclave 2013
Gaithersburg, MD
October 11 – 13, 2013

NationJS
Silver Spring, MD
October 4, 2013

RubyNation 2013
Silver Spring, MD
June 13 – 15, 2013

Balticon 47
Hunt Valley, MD
May 24 – 27, 2013

Brambleton Toastmasters Open House — featuring Ric Edelman
Ashburn, VA
May 21, 2013

District 29 Toastmasters Spring Conference
Fairfax, VA
May 3 – 4, 2013

Get all the news about what’s been going on in my professional life, including the release of new stories, workshops that I’ll be running, upcoming events that I’ll be attending, and more.


Appearing at Balticon

I’ve been invited to appear on Programming at Balticon. I’ll also be orchestrating the official Book Launch for Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders, edited by myself and Donna Royston.

May 26, 2017

Anthology Published

The anthology Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders, edited by myself and Donna Royston, will be published. This one contains my novelette, “The Rooftop Game.”

May 5, 2017

Story appearing in Tranquility and Other Myths Anthology

My short story, “Winter Roses,” is appearing in the new anthology, Tranquility and Other Myths, edited by John Dwight.

April 15, 2017

Story appearing in Reliquary Anthology

My novelette, “Road Trip,” is appearing in the new anthology, Reliquary, edited by S. C. Megale.

January 30, 2017

Conducted Ideation Workshop

I conducted an hour-long workshop on Ideation, generating ideas for stories, for the Loudoun County Writers Group.

September 10, 2016

Appearing as a Panelist on a Local TV Show

I appeared as a panelist on the local TV Show, Mastering Business Communications.

January 27, 2016

Creating an Adaptive Setting

I conducted a workshop called Creating an Adaptive Setting at Capclave 2015.

October 10, 2015

Story Appearing in Uncommon Threads Anthology

My short story, “Winter Roses,” has just appeared in the anthology Uncommon Threads. The story is part of my Thousand Kingdoms setting.

June 15, 2015

The Reactive Net

I conducted a workshop called The Reactive Net for the Loudoun Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Group

March 1, 2015

Presenting at Capclave 2014

I conducted a 2-hour workshop called Public Speaking for Writers, as well as participated in a panel called “Writing About Climate Change.”

October 11-12, 2014

Recorded Speech for Local TV Show

I recorded a 6-minute segment at Comcast Studios for the television show, Mastering Business Communications.

February 19, 2014

Made the 2013 Top 2% on SlideShare

SlideShare informed me that I was in their Top 2% of most viewed contributors for 2013 for the numerous presentations that I’ve made available online.

January 15, 2014

Joined the Washington Science Fiction Association

I just officially became a member of the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA), one of the oldest and most effectively organized SF groups in existence.

January 3, 2014

Free Presentation: 21st Century Writer

An introductory presentation about the evolution of the publishing industry, the current disruptions that are fostering all sorts of innovations, and the opportunities available for writers today.

September 17, 2013