Yes, you’ve heard right, calm down: I will be in attendance at Comicpalooza 2014. Just want my schedule? It’s after the jump.

Joining yours truly is a decidedly star-studded bunch of celebrities, authors, artists, and other amazeballs folks:

  • practically the whole cast of “MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”:
    • Clark Gregg
    • Elizabeth Henstridge
    • Brett Dalton
    • Ming-Na Wen (also from Stargate: Universe!)
  • From Doctor Who:
    • Peter Davison
    • Sylvester McCoy (also from The Lord of the Rings)
    • Colin Baker
    • Paul McGann
    • John Barrowman
  • Tricia Helfer
  • John Scalzi
  • Kevin J Anderson
  • Billy Dee Wililams
  • James Marsters
  • Cary freaking Elwes (really, this time)…

Oh, and this guy, who I have absolutely no interest in meeting whatsoever (if you’re his handler, please disregard this, it’s sarcasm in the extreme).

You can find the full list of programming, organized by ‘track’, day/time, or even room on the CP 2014 website.

For my part, I’m hosting 2 panels and a workshop. Here’s my schedule (thus far, and subject to change):

Jason’s Comicpalooza Appearance Schedule
Panel/WorkshopTitle Date/Time Room Location Name Panelists
Description
Writing the Apocalypse: Why We Hate the World Friday, May 23  4PM – 5PM 371A Panel Rm 13 Jason Kristopher, Shannon Winton
There are hundreds of disaster and end-of-the-world scenarios that writers have created. What makes them so popular? What are the most popular types of apocalypses? What are the challenges to blowing up the world…again?
Emerging Sci-Fi, Supernatural and Fantasy Authors Roundtable Saturday, May 24 10AM – 11AM 352B Panel Rm 23 Jason Kristopher, Leo King, George Wright Padgett, Wayne Basta
Emerging genre authors gather to speak about their projects, common influences and the trends that are shaping the future. Come have a talk with our panelists as they have a roundtable discussion, much like friends over coffee, about the life and times of a new and emerging author.
Genesis of Creation: Where We Get Our Ideas Sunday, May 25  10AM – 12PM 352B Panel Rm 23 Jason Kristopher,George Wright Padgett, Shannon Winton, Dominick D’Aunno
A group of young writers will provide guidance on the how-to’s of idea generation. Starting with theory, this workshop leads the audience from learning ways a writer can find inspiration to a hands-on portion where the audience will submit a piece for panelists to create an on-the-spot story.

 

If you can only attend one of my panels, I highly recommend that you make it to Genesis of Creation: Where We Get Our Ideas. It was a favorite for many who attended last year, and it’s a lot of fun for the authors who step up. I’ll go over it more in a separate post later this week, but essentially, you give each of our panelists a random object, and we come up with a story right then and there about the object. This year, depending on attendance, we’re going to break out into teams, with each team coming up with a group story about an object, and then having a winner and runner-up for the best team story. Some fabulous prizes are being donated by Grey Gecko Press, as well (more on that later, too!).

I’ll also be walking around the floor each day, talking to vendors, friends, and fans alike. I’m looking forward to getting to attend several panels, as well as see some of the shows, acts, and other performances I usually miss out on. If you happen to see me walking by, please feel free to stop me for an autograph, a chat, a hello, or even a “I liked your book SO much!” (those are always nice to hear). If I can spend even a few moments with you, I will.

I look forward to seeing everyone this weekend at my favorite convention of the year!

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