Signing books at Lindale Mall today in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was PHENOMENAL.
Where: Lindale Mall
ICON 41 is the annual sci-fi, fantasy, gaming and cosplay convention held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s the premiere convention in Iowa for the sci-fi crowd, so you know that I was in Heaven. Continue reading “Con: Icon 41 in Cedar Rapids, IA”
So DreamCon is an event they sponsor during ICON 41. In DreamCon, they bring in high school students that are aspiring writers. They set up several panels to talk about various writing elements, like tropes, story world, and character development. They even had one for artist advocacy. I was on the panel when we talked about tropes, advising the students to do their research. I also reminded them that “one” does not represent “all” when you’re writing about people different from you. Continue reading “Con: DreamCon 41 in Cedar Rapids, IA”
I had a FANTASTIC time at the Barnes & Noble in Cedar Rapids Iowa. It was a book signing event before the ICON 41 weekend and it was fantastic. I had some fans from my first time in Iowa come and say hi, and I met a lot of new and exciting authors. Including Steven Gould, who wrote Jumper and it became a movie. He’s now working with James Cameron on the Avatar sequels. Gnarly. Check out my gallery below! Continue reading “Book Signing: Barnes & Noble Pre-ICON 41 Authors Cedar Rapids, IA”
I was the keynote speaker Tuesday night at the African-American Museum of Iowa. I spoke on the nature of blackness as an African-American, about being a writer, and being a black writer in Science Fiction. It was quite interesting. Check out some pics and video below! Continue reading “Speaking Engagement: African American Museum of Iowa”