While I’ve done a few conventions so far, this will be my first time in any kind of an organizer role, and I am excited for the content we’re working on! For anyone who doesn’t know, Authors & Dragons is a podcast I DM with several other comedy/fantasy authors as the players. We’re holding out first con this year, so come on out and join us for the shitshow!
About this Event
Since the A&D crew couldn't find a convention crazy enough to host us all at the same time this year, and due to some outstanding warrants some of our cast members may have in certain jurisdictions (we told Rick to pay those parking tickets!), we've moved our festivities to sunny Las Vegas! Come out for two days and three nights of geeky fun, panels, podcasts, drinking, and debauchery with your favorite nerdy podcasters!
We'll be at Bally's, right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, for two days of fun, panels, books, podcasting, and role playing! We've got custom-designed live games planned so you can game with cast members, and we'll be recording a LIVE episode of Authors & Dragons (sobriety not required or recommended)!
Come join me for Rose City Comic Con in Portland Oregon!
I’ll be on an Urban Fantasy panel on Saturday Sept 14th, at 12:30 (local time) in Room 7. You can also find me signing books at the REUTs table when time allows. There will also likely be a meetup one evening, so I hope you can come join the fun!
Happy to announce that I’ve secured a booth at Denver Pop Culture Con, formerly Denver Comic Con.
You can find me at Booth B5 in the Author Alley. Books will be on hand for sale, but supplies are limited so if you have a specific book you’d like signed, you may want to bring it along.
While Vegas Fan Fusion has been cancelled, I will still be coming to Vegas as promised. For the folks who wanted to get a book signed or say hello, I'll be holding a Fan Meetup on Saturday, September 29th from 2 - 4 pm Vegas time. Location is currently TBD. Details and event coordination info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2206265519656066/
Fred, the Vampire Accountant #5: Deadly Assessments, releases in digital on July 31st. The audio book will come later, and by that I mean only one week later, releasing on August 7th!
Pre-orders for both are available here: https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Assessments-Fred…/…/B07FP23B3F
As always, I'll be throwing a Digital Launch Party for the celebration, so if you want to shoot the shit and probably see me guzzle shots, make sure to sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/672428446444529/
On July 3rd the Super Powereds: Year 4 audiobook will be available on Audible and all other audio platforms. No pre-order pages are up this far out, but you can see more on Tantor's website listing here: https://tantor.com/super-powereds-drew-hayes-15.html
Note: The listed run time is an estimate. Firm run time will be available after the book is finished recording.
That's right, the last book in the Super Powereds series will be available on Tuesday, February 20th. A digital release party will occur on Facebook as well, links to come soon. Audio and Print editions will have release dates added when they are known.
So as some of you might know, I was looking into renting a screen at a local theater for a casual reader holiday meetup, but between price and advanced bookings that didn't come together. Instead, we're just of meeting up at an existing event and hanging out as we drink.
I'll be attending the Deep Ellum Wine Walk Thursday December 21st. I'm going to wear something easily visible, either the beer hat or something festive (beer hat has profanity which demands a backup plan), so you all can spot with me through the crowd. Also, a reminder, I've very tall so that should help. Come out, say hi, grab some wine and have a chat or form a mob and we'll hit all the stops together.
PS: This was originally on Facebook, so I'm going to add a link here in case any of you want to talk and coordinate with other folks going, or ask questions I didn't consider. You can get all the information you need here: (https://www.facebook.com/events/503035726738702)
This November, get ready for my first book written exclusively for audio. That's right audiobooks fans, this one is just for you folks. On November 21st, Second Hand Curses will be released. There will be more information and events like cover reveals as the date draws closer, but for now you can read about this upcoming release on the official pre-order page: https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Second-Hand-Curses-Audiobook/B074XK2R2X. More info will be added the closer we get!
Almost time again for the site's annual Halloween Event, a Choose Your Spooky Outcome story. As a reminder for how this works: the story will run from October 19th – October 31st (13 days of Halloween). Every night I'll post the newest chapter, along with a poll for you to make your decisions. Polls close at Noon CST on the following day, after which your collective choice is locked and I will write the next installment. Post goes up at night, rinse, lather, repeat.
Also something to keep in mind: This tale has running continuity with outcomes shaped by your decisions! So if you don't want to wonder who the hell these people are, be sure to brush up on the past entries. You can read the first year here, second year here, the third year here and the fourth year here.
See you all on the 19th for #5!
As I've mentioned a few times, as we near the end of SP: Year 4 and I have to look ahead to the e-book market, there is going to be a period where the older books have to come down off the site to enter Kindle Unlimited. In order to do the promos and build interest for the series finale, I'll need to have the others in KU, so this is a temporary necessity.
During this week, I'm going to be out of the country taking an long-needed vacation from the job. Don't worry though, because I've got no intention to leave you all without entertainment. Some of my wonderful fellow web-serialists will be stepping in with guest posts to make sure the site still has content, while also giving you a chance to check out authors you might not have seen before.
The first book in The Villains' Code series is finally coming out. There will be ample celebrating, both digitally and perhaps in real life. Details to follow when the date draw near, but hope to see you all there!
Summary of Forging Hephaestus Below:
From Drew Hayes, author of Super Powereds and Fred, the Vampire Accountant, comes a series set in a new world of capes, cowls, and superheroes.
Gifted with metahuman powers in a world full of capes and villains, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she’s captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she’s offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated.
Apprenticed to one of the world’s most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem. The education of a villain is not an easy one, and Tori will have to learn quickly if she wants to survive. On top of the peril she faces from her own teacher, there are also the capes and fellow apprentices to worry about, to say nothing of having to keep up a civilian cover.
Most dangerous of all, though, are those who loathe the guild’s very existence. Old grudges mean some are willing to go to any length to see the guild turned to ash, along with each one of its members. Even the lowly apprentices
The third chapter in the Spells, Swords, and Stealth series will be available on e-book. As usual, a digital release party will also occur on Facebook, link to come when the date draws closer.
I, along with much of the cast from Authors & Dragons, will be attending Contraflow in New Orleans from Sept. 30th - Oct. 6th. Any panels and events I'll be participating in will be added here as they are confirmed.
See details about the con here: http://contraflowscifi.org/
The third book in the Fred the Vampire Accountant series, Bloody Acquisitions, will release it's digital and print version on this day. As always with a release, there will be online festivities including trivia, giveaways, Ask the Author, and even a chance to make it into the beta group for an upcoming novel. Join the event here. Hope to see you all there!
Note: The audio book will be a few months after this. No release date is yet set, a separate event for that release will be created once it is.