Context ahead!

The following is the  50th Blog Post of R.J. Sullivan on his own page, brought to you by the Department of Meaningless Statistics. You’re welcome.

So Context 26 in Columbus, OH, is now straight ahead, this weekend, the highlight of my convention season every year, and this year should be no exception. Go here to see the devoted webpage. For one thing, my publisher, Seventh Star Press, is throwing the Saturday night party alongside Loconeal Publishing. Plus, Apex Books, a publisher I feel very fond toward, will also be there.

This year marks my fourth consecutive year attending Context, each one a special memory for me. I attended my first Context in 2010, a newly signed author with Haunting Blue still a few months off from becoming a reality. I met up with fabulous author and Haunting Blue artist Ash Roland (this link takes you to her art gallery, in her guise as Ash Arceneaux) and had my first-ever conversation with Michael West.

In 2011, I spent a lot of time with Stephen Zimmer from Seventh Star Press, the year which led to the legend of the Shagin’ Wagon–I’ll let him explain–and which led in a very serious way to my deciding who I wanted to handle my next several stories. By 2012, it was like coming home to big family reunion. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store.

This year, I’m taking my first workshops ever, both the amazing Gary A. Braunbeck, who will be challenged to see what he can do with me. I’m looking forward to it, though I’m not not sure if he feels the same way. 🙂

The full RJ-schedule:

Friday

6-8:pm–Wright Room: (Workshop) Self-Editing and Diagnostics (As a student)

Saturday

2:30-4 pm McGregor Room: Series or Standalone–with Marian Allen, David L. Day, Addie J. King

4-5:30 pm Griswold B and C: How to Reach Your Readers–with Jack McDevitt, Tim Waggoner, Scott Sandridge, and Maura Heaphy.

7 pm-on Giswold D: 7 pm. Seventh Star/Loconeal Party!!!!

Sunday

10-11:30 am Griswold B and C: Make ‘Em Laugh–with Laura Resnick, Addie j. King, Evan Dicken, Amy McCorkle

2-4 pm Stanbury Room: (Workshop) Creating Character Through Dialog (as a student)

When I’m not here, you’ll most likely find me at the Dealer’s Room Seventh Star Table: Friday 5-9 pm, Sat 9-6 pm, Sunday 9-2 pm.

Looking forward to catching up with so many readers, authors, and publishers this weekend, there’s too many to list. Hope to see you there!

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About R.J. Sullivan

R.J. Sullivan’s latest book, Commanding the Red Lotus, is a novel-length collection of three space opera tales in the tradition of Andre Norton and Gene Roddenberry. His novel Haunting Blue is an edgy paranormal thriller and the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona “Blue” Shaefer and her boyfriend Chip Farren. Seventh Star Press also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second part of Fiona’s tale. R.J.’s short stories have been featured in such acclaimed collections as Dark Faith Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. R.J. co-hosts the Two Towers Talk Show YouTube program with John F. Allen. He resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He drinks regularly from a Little Mermaid coffee mug and is man enough to admit it.
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