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Schedule of Appearances 2018

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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.

Calendar

Dates Event
February 9-11 Arizona Game Fair 2018
March 2-4 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 7
April 6-15 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival 2018
May 24-27 Phoenix Comic Fest
June 22-24 LepreCon 44
July 4-8 Westercon 71
August 31-September 3 CoKoCon 2018
October 5-7 Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2018
October 13-14 Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival 2018
November 2-4 Tucson Comic-Con 2018
November 9-11 TusCon 45




Arizona Game Fair

9th-11th February, 2018 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.

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Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 7

2nd-4th March, 2018 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.

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International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

6th-15th April, 2018 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.

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Phoenix Comic Fest

24th-27th May, 2018 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!

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LepreCon 44

22nd-24th June, 2018 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.

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Westercon 71 (Myths and Legends Con 5)

4th-8th July, 2018 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.

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CoKoCon 2018

31st August to 3rd September, 2018 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.

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Gaslight Steampunk Expo

5th-7th October, 2018 in San Diego, CA


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

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Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival 2018

13th-14th October, 2018 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

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Tucson Comic-Con

2nd-4th November, 2018 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.

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TusCon 45

9th-11th November, 2018 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?

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Last update: 3rd April, 2021