Oz Comic-Con Brisbane and Sydney
The big upcoming news is that I will be at Oz Comic-Con Brisbane and Sydney at the end of September. Many thanks to my patrons at Patreon who are helping me to get there – and here’s hoping that I’ll be able to visit more cities next year (including Perth and Adelaide!)
Brisbane is 22-23 September
Sydney is 29-30 September
I’ll have copies of ‘Scales of Empire’ in print and audio to sign, so come along and say hello!
Byron Bay Writers Festival
I didn’t take any photos at this event, but the weather was beautiful and the setting was fabulous. Highly recommended. I was the guest of the guys from Ingram Spark, who I have an excellent relationship with – they’re the ones who print my novellas that are so popular at the conventions. I sincerely hope I’ll get a return invite!
QWC Workshop on Fantasy
I presented a workshop on fantasy world building at the Queensland Writers Centre in August, and I think I broke everybody’s brains. They came in wanting inspiration and I gave them perspiration! It was a terrific bunch of people and I’m looking forward to giving this workshop again – the Alternative James Bond character they created (without input from me) was a married asexual black woman. Every time I do this exercise, Alternative James Bond comes out as someone different.
Golden Arcade, Sham Shui Po
The ‘out-take’ going up for $2+ Patrons on my Patreon is an early extract that’s set in Golden Arcade in Sham Shui Po. I’ve made a public post about it that you can check out by clicking on the image: This is one of Hong Kong’s unique places to visit. When I was working as a computer consultant in HK, I spent a great deal of time there, and built relationships with some of the shopkeepers there. Read more about it on the Patreon page.
That’s all for August: I hope to see you in Sydney and Brisbane soon!