Another July, another InConJunction!!
This will be my… I don’t know…. several-eth year at InConJunction SF Convention as an author, and nearly thirty years since I attended the con (my first ever) on an early date with the future Mrs. RJ! For all these reasons, and more, the con holds a special place in my heart. If it’s not the biggest, or fanciest, it is the WARMEST con of the year, and I’m not talking about July weather. This convention is run by the sweetest bunch of awesome nerds in the galaxy, and I say that from the bottom of my heart. So without any further ado, let’s get to the details.
InConJunction is on the east side of Indianapolis at the Marriott off Shadeland Avenue Fri, July 5-Sun July 7. Here is the website with all the details.
I will be sharing an author’s table with John F. Allen this year. Many of our Speculative Fiction Guild authors will be in attendance. I’ll be fully stock with my books, priced to move, and should you show your amazing taste to pick one up, I’ll happily sign something in it. Autographs are as always FREE and worth every penny you pay.
My books with prices:
Haunting Blue $15
Haunting Obsession $12
Virtual Blue $15
Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy (short story collection) $12
Commanding the Red Lotus $12
I also have special pricing on multiple book purchases or if you catch me in a good mood.
When I’m not at my table, I’ll most likely be at a panel. I’ve taken on a “full load” this year, in part because I like discussing science fiction in all its forms, but mostly because I really love hearing myself talk. Because I know you really care, here’s my panel schedule.
Fri, July 5
Worst of Star Trek TNG (Seasons 1-3)
3 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A
With Beckie Margedant. AKA Return of the Snark–Becky and RJ continue their observations from last year’s Worst of TOS to take a hard look and admit that just because we love it, doesn’t mean it’s all great.
Doctor Who: The Year in Review
7 PM Indianapolis Ballroom B
With Rachel Frend and E. Chris Garrison
New showrunner, new Doctor, new companions. new gender! How did season one of a new beginning all turn out?
Sat, July 6 (RJ’s Birthday)
Publishing… Self-Publishing vs. Small Press vs. Traditional Publishing
Noon, Indianapolis Ballroom B
With John F. Allen, James O Barnes, Bryan Donihue, Barbara Dora , T. Lee Harris, and Lou Harry
The pros and cons of each path.
World Building for Authors and Game Designers
6 PM Indianapolis Ballroom B
With Sara Marian Deurell, Bryan Donihue, Barbara Doran, Keri Goble Billick and T. Lee Harris
I might be in over my head on this one. Show up to find out!
Sun, July 7
Marvel and DC, Movies and TV, The Year in Review
10 AM Grand Ballroom
With John F. Allen and Mike Suess
My two favorite panelists on my favorite panel topic.
The Dealer’s Room is open to walk-ins, no badge needed. You will need to purchase a pass to attend panels and other programming. Looking forward to another fantastic weekend at InConJunction!
Photo albums of past years:
(There were more years but that was before I kept sorted albums on social media)