Cleveland ConCoction logo 2019

I’m excited to return to one of my favorite annual events this weekend! I’ll be in Cleveland, Ohio, for Concoction 2019. The spouse is jealous because I’m taking the Tesla for it’s first-ever road trip, as in, I will have to stop at least once each way to recharge at a supercharger stop. But once I get there, I’ll be geeking out over my own pursuits. Check out my full schedule below.


  • 3:00 PM: What’s in a Genre? (panel)
    • Science Fantasy, Slipstream, Speculative Fiction — let’s get down and unclassifiable and explore what we mean when we define a story’s genre.
    • With K.M. Herkes, Cas Miller, Carma Haley Shoemaker, and Addie J. King


  • 4:00 PM: Author Showcase (short readings)
    • With Troy Maynard, Marie Vibbert, Mary Turzillo, and Matt Betts
  • 5:00 PM: Autograph Session
  • 7:00 PM: Prompt Joust Webshow
    • Created in 2018 by the Story Medics team—and two of our veteran ConCoction authors Weston Kincade and Marcus V. Calvert—the YouTube show is an entertaining platform where storytellers compete to tell the best prop-inspired stories. What’s more, every story has the potential to be an improvisational masterpiece or comedy nightmare.
  • 9:00 PM: Time Travel in Your Writing: It’s About Time (panel)
    • Breaking the laws of Time can be tricky business. Join our panel of authors to discuss what works, what doesn’t, and how to time travel with the best of them.
    • With Cindy A. Matthews, K.W. Taylor, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Carma Haley Shoemaker


  • Nothing official on the schedule, so I will probably camp out in Author’s Alley and try to get some writing done hang out with all the cool people I love seeing at this con.

Since I’m driving, I’m heading home on Monday so I have some time in between the trips. As usual, I would love to hang out with you, whether for a meal, a coffee, a drink, or just a chat. The best way to reach me during a convention is a direct message through either Facebook or Twitter.