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Schedule of Appearances 2019

2018 | 2020

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.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 8 | International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival | LepreCon 45 | Cirque du Livre | Phoenix Fan Fusion | Westercon 72 | CoKoCon 2019 | Gaslight Steampunk Expo | Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival




Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 8

8th-10th March in Tucson, AZ

I'm very happy to have been invited back for a sixth year to MC the fashion show and costume contests and screen three new sets of steampunk short films from around the globe. As this year's theme is Galactic Steampunk Federation and the venue is an old west town, I also ventured into science fiction westerns.

Schedule

Fri, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #34 Set #1 in the Arizona Theater

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 #34 Set #2 in the Saloon

Sun, 11.00am-12.00pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #34 Set #3 (18+) in Arizona Theater

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

5th-14th 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 again year.

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




LepreCon 45

18th-21st April in Phoenix, AZ

My first Apocalypse Later Roadshow set was at LepreCon 39 and I've been back every year. This year is LepreCon 45 and I'll be bringing more quality short sf/f films to new eyeballs.

Schedule

Thu, 7.00pm-8.30pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #35 in Canyon 3

Location

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




Cirque du Livre

26th-28th April in Mesa, AZ

I'm proud to be a returning speaker at Cirque du Livre, "a new kind of writer's conference", which runs from Saturday to Sunday. My books will be available for purchase through Bonny Books.

Schedule

Sat, 10.00am-10.50am
Writing About Movies. And Books. Records. And the Occasional Convention panel at One Oh One Gallery

Sat, 11.00am-11.50am
Signing at One Oh One Gallery

Sat, 2.00pm-2.50pm
Top 10 "Oh Boys" of Fiction Writing panel at Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery

Sat, 10.00am-10.50am
It's a Conventioneers World, Where Do I Start? panel at One Oh One Gallery

Sat, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #36 (books theme) at the Nile Theater

Locations

Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery
154 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Nile Theater
105 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85210

One Oh One Gallery
101 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85210




Phoenix Fan Fusion

23rd-26th May in Phoenix, AZ

I'm vending for Apocalypse Later again at Phoenix Comicon (well, Phoenix Fan Fusion this year), as part of the Amazing Wyked Writers block. 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 or PFF) without those!

Schedule

Thu, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Steampunk Round Table panel in North 230
(with Katherine Stewart)

Fri, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Awesomely Awful '80s VII: Unarmed and Dangerous! panel in North 231ABC
(with Michael Flanders, Jim Miller, Alyssa Provan and Britt Rhuart)

Fri, 9.00pm-10.00pm
Awesomely Bitchin' V: Rave to the Grave! panel in North 231ABC
(with Michael Flanders, Jim Miller, Alyssa Provan and Britt Rhuart)

Sat, 3.00pm-4.00pm
MC'ing the Steampunk Fashion Show in location TBD
(run by Dee Astell)

Sat, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Awesomely Awful '90s VI: The Quickening! panel in North 231ABC
(with Michael Flanders, Jim Miller, Alyssa Provan and Britt Rhuart)

Sat, 9.00pm-10.00pm
Awesomely Awful: Audience Picks Redux! panel in North v
(with Michael Flanders, Jim Miller, Alyssa Provan and Britt Rhuart)

Location

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




SpikeCon (Westercon 72, NASFiC 2019, 1632 Minicon and MantiCon)

4th-7th July in Layton, UT

Westercon 72, the western regional sf/f convention which we ran here in Tempe in 2017, will be in Layton, UT in 2019 and I'll be expanding the Apocalypse Later Roadshow to a fourth state. This is a particularly big event this year, being also the NASFiC for 2019 and encompassing Eric Flint's 1632 Minicon and David Weber's MantiCon. The schedule is not yet set.

Schedule

Sat, 10.30am-11.30pm
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #37 Set #1 (sf/f theme) in TBD

Sun, 10.30am-11.30am
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #37 Set #2 (sf/f theme) in TBD

Location

Davis Conference Center
1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041




CoKoCon

30th August to 2nd September in Phoenix, AZ

CoKoCon is a convention close to my heart because I helped to found it. I'm vice chair this year and will be providing an Apocalypse Later Roadshow set and taking part in an Awesomelys panel too, among other things.

Schedule

TBD
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #38 (sf/f theme) in Terrace

TBD
Awesomely Awful: Through the Decades
(with Michael Flanders and Alyssa Provan)

Location

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




Gaslight Steampunk Expo

26th-29th September in San Diego, CA

I'll be back at Gaslight with another Apocalypse Later Roadshow set.

Schedule

TBD
Apocalypse Later Roadshow #39 (steampunk theme)

Location

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108




Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival

12th-13th October in Phoenix, AZ

This is my own film festival. Year three in 2018 reached the size I want it to be: two full days of genre features and short films with the focus very much on the films rather than the distractions. 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





Last update: 30th May, 2019