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Schedule of Appearances 2018

2017 | 2019

Welcome to the 2018 appearance schedule for Hal C. F. Astell, representing Apocalypse Later, the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls, the Awesomelys, AZ Fandom, CoKoCon or just myself.

Here's where you can find out where I'll be doing things out and about, whether I'm running events, working events or selling at events.

Come on out and say hi. Whenever I'm selling my books, they will be priced at less than you'll see on Amazon and I'll be happy to sign them for you.

Arizona Game Fair | Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 7 | International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival | Phoenix Comic Fest | LepreCon 44 | Westercon 71 | CoKoCon 2018 | Gaslight Steampunk Expo | Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival | Tucson Comic-Con | TusCon 45




Arizona Game Fair

9th-11th February in Mesa, AZ

I'm very happy to have been invited to Arizona Game Fair to present a panel on gaming conventions. I've been researching these at Arizona Fandom but haven't actually been to one yet.

Schedule

Sat, 1.00pm-2.00pm
History of Arizona Gaming Conventions in Theater
(with Rick Loomis and Jim Miller)

Location

Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201




Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 7

2nd-4th March in Tucson, AZ

Wild Wild West Con is one of my favourite times of the year and I'm happy to have been invited back for a fifth year to MC the fashion show and costume contests and screen three new sets of steampunk short films from around the globe.

Schedule

Fri, 12.00pm-1.00pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #29 Set #1 in the Saloon

Sat, 1.00pm-2.00pm
MC'ing the Steampunk Fashion Show in the Saloon
(run by Dee Astell)

Sat, 3.00pm-4.00pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #29 Set #2 in the Saloon

Sun, 11.00am-12.00pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #29 Set #3 in Courtroom Center

Sun, 1.00pm-2.00pm
MC'ing the Steampunk Costume Contest in the Saloon
(run by Dee Astell)

Location

Old Tucson Studios
201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735




International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

6th-15th April in Phoenix, AZ

I'll be back as press for this year's IHSFFF with daily coverage at Nerdvana. This is my favourite film festival (except my own), not only because it was my first. It's a longer event this year because of changes to the venue so I'll get to see a lot more films.

Schedule

Following the IHSFFF track throughout the weekends and the week in between.

Location

Harkins Scottsdale 101 14
7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054




Phoenix Comic Fest

24th-27th May in Phoenix, AZ

I'm vending for Apocalypse Later again at Phoenix Comicon (well, Phoenix Comic Fest this year), as part of the Amazing Wyked Writers block (AA1201-AA1300). My books will be available for purchase from Duncan's Books and More at that location. However, I'll still be MC'ing the Steampunk Fashion Show and leading four more panels for The Awesomelys. It just wouldn't be PHXCC (or PCF) without those!

Schedule

Fri, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Awesomely Awful '80s: Electric Boogaloo panel in North 132ABC
(with Michael Flanders, Alyssa Provan and Britt Rhuart)

Fri, 9.00pm-10.00pm
Awesomely Bitchin' with a Vengeance panel in North 132ABC
(with Michael Flanders, Alyssa Provan and Britt Rhuart)

Sat, 1.30pm-2.30pm
MC'ing the Steampunk Fashion Show in West 106ABC
(run by Dee Astell)

Sat, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Awesomely Awful '90s: The New Batch panel in North 132ABC
(with Michael Flanders, Alyssa Provan and Britt Rhuart)

Sat, 9.00pm-10.00pm
Awesomely Awful: Audience Picks panel in North 132ABC
(with Michael Flanders, Alyssa Provan and Britt Rhuart)

Location

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N Third St, Phoenix, AZ 85004




LepreCon 44

22nd-24th June in Phoenix, AZ

My first Apocalypse Later Roadshow set was at LepreCon 39 and I've been back every year. This year is LepreCon 44 and I'll be bringing more quality short sf/f films to new eyeballs.

Schedule

Fri, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #30 Set #1 (sf/f theme) in Lantana

Fri, 10.00pm-11.00pm
Reading and Signing in the ConSuite

Sat, 6.30pm-8.00pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #30 Set #2 (steampunk theme) in Lantana

Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North
10220 N Metro Pkwy E, Phoenix, AZ 85051




Westercon 71 (Myths and Legends Con 5)

4th-8th July in Denver, CO

Westercon 71, the western regional sf/f convention which we ran here in Tempe last year, will be in Denver, CO in 2018 and I'm looking forward to expanding the Apocalypse Later Roadshow to a third state.

Schedule

Fri, 2.00pm-3.50pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #31 Set #1 (sf/f theme) in Helm's Deep

Sat, 11.00am-11.50pm
Steampunk 101 on the 12th Floor
(with Vivian Caethe, J. A. Campbell, Scott Crosson and Kevin Frost)

Sat, 12.00pm-1.50pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #31 Set #2 (steampunk theme) in Helm's Deep

Sat, 5.00pm-5.50pm
Mega Author Autograph Session in Main Events

Sun, 10.00am-11.50am
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #31 Set #3 (sf/f theme) in Helm's Deep

Location

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237




CoKoCon

31st August to 3rd September in Phoenix, AZ

It didn't look like we were going to have a sf/f con in Phoenix for a couple of years so we set up CoKoCon to ensure that the fifth largest city in the United States had a traditional fandom event. I'm co-chairing this year but I'll be providing an Apocalypse Later Roadshow set and taking part in an Awesomelys panel too.

Schedule

Fri, 8.00pm-9.30pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #32 (sf/f theme) in Terrace

Sat, 11.00am-12.00pm
Signing in Dealers Room
(with Sue Martin)

Sun, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Awesomely Awful: Through the Decades
(with Michael Flanders and Alyssa Provan)

Mon, 12.00pm-1.00pm
The Nameless Zine in the Lobby Pit
(with Cathy Book and Sue Martin)

Mon, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Feedback Session in Terrace
(with Dee Astell and Mark Boniece)

Mon, 5.00pm-6.00pm
Closing Ceremonies in Terrace
(with Dee Astell, Mark Boniece, Beth Cato, Edward Pulley and Harry Turtledove)

Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North
10220 N Metro Pkwy E, Phoenix, AZ 85051




Gaslight Steampunk Expo

5th-7th October in San Diego, CA

I'll be back at Gaslight with a 90m Apocalypse Later Roadshow set.

Schedule

Sun, 10.15am-11.45am
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #33 (steampunk theme)

Location

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle N, San Diego, CA 92108




Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival

13th-14th October in Phoenix, AZ

This is my own film festival. Year three's event has grown to two full days of genre features and short films. All for a measly $50 ($60 on the door) and I'm handing out free popcorn! My books will be available for sale at this event.

Schedule

Sat, 10.00am-11.00pm
Sun, 10.00am-10.00pm

Location

Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004




Tucson Comic-Con

2nd-4th November in Tucson, AZ

After expanding from '80s, '90s and Bitchin' panels at Phoenix Comicon Comic Fest Fan Fusion to Through the Decades panel at Westercon and CoKoCon, the Awesomelys are expanding again, to focus in our Awesomely Awful panels on 1988 and 1998, twenty and thirty years ago respectively, at Tucson Comic-Con.

Schedule

Sat, 6.30pm-7.20pm
Awesomely Awful: 1988
(with Michael Flanders, Jim Miller and Alyssa Provan)

Sun, 2.30pm-3.20pm
Awesomely Awful: 1998
(with Michael Flanders, Jim Miller and Alyssa Provan)

Location

Tucson Convention Center
260 S Church Ave Tucson, AZ 85701




TusCon 45

9th-11th November in TusCon, AZ

After being Guests of Honor last year, Dee and I are back to being mostly attendees, enjoying the 'the best little sci-fi, fantasy & horror convention in Arizona'. We'll still do some stuff though. How could we not?

Schedule

Fri, 4.00pm-5.00pm
Earning Your Chops: How to Get Started in Writing in Sage
(with Linda D. Addison, Jim Doty, Jessica Feinberg, William Herr, John Vornholt and Catherine Wells)

Sat, 10.00am-11.00am
Have We Lost the Spirit of Exploration? in Sabino (Ballroom)
(with David Lee Summers, Bob Nelson, Wolf Forrest, Ross Lampert and Joe Palmer)

Sat, 2.00pm-3.00pm
Defining Your Creative Persona: How to Present Yourself to Your Audience in Sabino (Ballroom)
(with KJ Kabza, Bob Nelson, Jennifer Roberson, Janni Lee Simner and T. M. Williams)

Sat, 4.00pm-5.00pm
Autograph Session 4 in Catalina Ballroom Foyer
(with CI Erasmus Drake, Jessica Feinberg, Janie Franz, Gloria McMillan and Janni Lee Simner)

Location

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712




Last update: 25th November, 2018