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Schedule of Appearances 2016

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Welcome to the 2016 appearance schedule for Hal C. F. Astell, whether I'm representing
Apocalypse Later, the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls, the Awesomelys 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.


Calendar

Dates Event
March 4-6 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 5
May 14-15 Mad Monster Party 2016
April 27-29 Cirque du Livre 2016
June 2-5 Phoenix Comicon 2017
July 1-4 LepreCon 42
September 8-10 Westercon 69
September 24-25 Keen Halloween
October 7-9 Gaslight Gathering 6
October 15 Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival 2016
November 11-13 TusCon 43
November 19 BASIS Mesa Comic-Con




Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 5

4th-6th March, 2016 in Tucson, AZ


I'm very happy to have been invited back to the fantastic Wild Wild West Con for a third year to MC the steampunk fashion show and screen three new sets of steampunk short films from around the globe.

Schedule

Location




Mad Monster Party

14th-15th May, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ


I'll be working the Phoenix FearCon table (opposite the panel room) at Mad Monster Party on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th. My books will be available for purchase through me.

Schedule

  • Sat, 11.00am-7.00pm - Signing at the Phoenix FearCon table
  • Sun, 11.00am-5.00pm - Signing at the Phoenix FearCon table

Location




Cirque de Livre

27th-29th May, 2016 in Mesa, AZ


I'm proud to be a guest at Cirque de Livre, "a new kind of writer's conference", which runs from Friday to Sunday, though all my events are on Saturday 28th. My books will be available for purchase through Bonny Books.

Schedule

  • Sat, 1.00pm-2.00pm - Signing at the Pop Up Bookstore at Lulubell Toy Bodega (with Charlie LeSueur and The Klute)
  • Sat, 2.00pm-3.00pm - Blog Writing as a Business panel at Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery (with Bob Leeper)
  • Sat, 6.00pm-7.00pm - What Can I Say, Do or Print? A Non Fictioner's Guide to Staying Out of Legal Trouble panel at Volstead Public House (with Charlie LeSueur)
  • Sat, 8.30pm-10.00pm - Apocalypse Later Roadshow #19 (books theme) at Volstead Public House

Locations




Phoenix Comicon

2nd-5th June, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ


I'll be all over Phoenix Comicon this year, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th. My books will be available for purchase from Duncan's Books and More at the Amazing Wyked Writers tables at AA1317-AA1331. I'll be there too except when I have panels.

Schedule

  • Thu, 7.30pm-8.30pm - Apocalypse Later Roadshow #20 (steampunk theme) in West 104B
  • Thu, 9.00pm-10.00pm - H. P. Lovecraft & The Cthulthu Mythos panel in West 104B (with Khurt Khave and Bill Collins)
  • Fri, 6.00pm-7.00pm - A Courtesy of Compliments: Compliment Duelling panel in West 104B (with Katherine Stewart and Madame Askew)
  • Fri, 9.00pm-10.00pm - Awesomely Awful: The '80s Strike Back panel in North 226BC
    (with Michael Flanders, Liz Manning and Jim Miller)
  • Sat, 3.00pm-4.00pm - MC'ing the Steampunk Fashion Show in West 212ABC
  • Sat, 6.00pm-7.00pm - Awesomely Awful: Attack of the '90s panel in North 227A
    (with Michael Flanders, Liz Manning and Jim Miller)
  • Sat, 7.30pm-8.30pm - The Care and Feeding of the Moustache, a Gentleman's Primer panel in West 104B
    (with Dirk Folmer and Daniel Davis)
  • Sat, 9.00pm-10.00pm - The Arizona Penny Dreadfuls Guide to Victorian Weirdness panel in West 104B (with Khurt Khave and Gary Sollars)
  • Sun, 12.00pm-1.00pm - Awesomely Bitchin': The Underrated '80s and '90s panel in North 226A
    (with Michael Flanders, Liz Manning and Jim Miller)
  • Sun, 3.00pm-4.00pm - Steampunk Before It Was Steampunk panel in West 104B (with Dee Astell, Gary Kieft and Michael Flanders)

Locations




LepreCon 42

23rd-26th June, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ


I'll be back at LepreCon to present a Roadshow for the fourth year running. I'll be programming three sets this year as I did last year, two sci-fi/fantasy sets and one steampunk.

Schedule

Locations




Westercon 69

1st-4th July, 2016 in Portland, OR


As my better half is chairing Westercon 70 in Tempe in 2017, we'll be at Westercon 69 manning a fan table, answering questions and selling memberships. Oh, and running some parties in the evening!

Schedule

  • Fri 1st - manning the Westercon 70 fan table.
  • Sat 2nd - manning the Westercon 70 fan table.
  • Sun 3rd - manning the Westercon 70 fan table.
  • Mon 4th - manning the Westercon 70 fan table.

Locations




Keen Halloween

24th-25th September, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ


Keen Halloween was a family event with a Halloween theme that was run by Steam Crow. It ran for a couple of years before going onto hiatus, but it's back and now run under the auspices of Phoenix Comicon.

Schedule

  • Sat, 10.30am-11.30am - Scare or Splatter in Room 162 (with Jeremiah Wilkerson and Heather Henderson)
  • Sat, 3.00pm-4.00pm - Scared Stiff in Room 162 (with Michael Flanders and Crystel Flanders)
  • Sat, 6.00pm-7.00pm - Vampires Through the Ages in Room 160 (with Blythe Feiring and Rebecca Hicks)
  • Sun, 4.30pm-5.30pm - What Have Horror Movies Taught You? in Room 160 (with Michael Flanders, Dustin Diehl and Crystel Flanders)

Locations




Gaslight Gathering 6

7th-9th October, 2016 in San Diego, CA


I adored Gaslight Gathering last year and I'm still reeling from being honoured to share a panel with Tim Powers. I'm very happy to have been asked back to present another Apocalypse Later Roadshow and sit on some more panels. Details to come.

Schedule

  • Fri, 8.00pm-10.00pm - introducing Young Frankenstein in Garden Salon One and Two (with Karina Walsh)
  • Sat, 10.00am-12.00pm - introducing Men in Suits in Garden Salon Two (with Anastasia Hunter)
  • Sat, 4.00pm-5.00pm - Steampunk Before It Was Steampunk in Garden Salon One (with Gene Forrer)
  • Sun, 11.00am-12.30pm - Apocalypse Later Roadshow #22 (steampunk theme).

Locations




Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival

15th October, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ


This is my event, which aims to return an annual dedicated genre-based film festival to the sixth largest city in the United States. Year one's event will feature three hours of horror and science fiction short films for a measly $10 and I'm handing out free popcorn!

Schedule

  • 5.00pm - Doors Open
  • 6.00pm-7.30pm - Science Fiction Set
  • 8.00pm-9.30pm - Horror Set
  • 9.30pm - Awards

Location




TusCon 43

11th-13th November, 2016 in Tuscon, AZ

As my better half is chairing Westercon 70 in Tempe in 2017, we'll be at TusCon 43 running parties and selling memberships. There are no fan tables at TusCon this year.

Schedule

  • Fri, 8.00pm-whenever - hosting a party in room 433.
  • Sat, 8.00pm-whenever - hosting a party in room 433.

Location




BASIS Mesa Comic-Con

19th November, 2016 in Mesa, AZ

I was happy to be asked to join the line up at BASIS Mesa Comic-Con, a four hour pop culture event to raise money for a local school, BASIS Mesa. I was brought in to do an Apocalypse Later Roadshow, but I also sold some books and substituted for Monte Yazzie on a panel.

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Location




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