WonderCon Panel in Anaheim March 17th

Wondercon is in Anaheim this year, and I’m extremely pleased to be invited on Felicia Day’s panel about her new web series channel Geek and Sundry

The panel is on March 17th from 2-3pm in room 204. Ms. Day will be announcing her slate of series for the year. My co-host and pal Veronica Belmont will be there along with geek hero Wil Wheaton.

Reading of United Moon Colonies at Falkirk Mansion in San Rafael

My friend Sarah Houghton from the San Rafael Public Library has talked me into doing a reading of my novel “United Moon Colonies“.

The event is Thursday November 3rd from 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Falkirk Mansion in San Rafael. Get all the details on the Facebook Events page.

I’ll read a bit from the book and answer any questions people have then likely have a stiff drink to calm my nerves. Sure, I do podcasting and speaking appearances, but reading my little self-published NaNoWriMo project to PEOPLE in PUBLIC is honestly a bit daunting. Free PDF? No problem! Read it to you in front of others? Knee-shaker.

So please, if you’re anywhere near San Rafael on that Thursday, considering stopping by, even if it’s just to pat me on the back and tell me it will be all right. There’s the added incentive of being near Sol Food which is some of the best damn food you’ll ever eat. NOW how can you pass this up? Huh?

I’ll be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend!

Once again we’re headed to Dragon*Con, where I’ll be doing a few TWiT shows in front of a live audience as well as our third Sword and Laser from the conference. Here’s the schedule of all the panels/shows I’ll be on:

Geek a Week Podcast Reunion
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Join artist Len Peralta as he talks with geek superstars that were featured on the Geek A Week Podcast.

Geek a When art meets science and skepticism
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: 205-2097 Hilton

Title: Sword and Laser Live Podcast
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: A601 – A602 – Marriott (Length: 1)

Title: Tech News Today
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: A601 – A602 – Marriott (Length: 1)

Title: Frame Rate
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Hilton 205-207

Title: NSFWShow
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Hilton Crystal Ballroom

PAB 2010 – What if my boss finds out?

I'll be at Podcasters Across Borders 2010 in OttawaI’m headed to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for the Podcasters Across Borders conference this weekend to speak on a panel about podcasting in your off time, and hopefully drink whiskey with Canadians.

The conference is happening at the National Arts Centre. My panel is on Saturday June 19 at 11 AM. I’ll be on with Dave Brodbeck (AKA Dave the psychologist) Ken Hernden and Scarborough Dude.

If you’re in Ottawa and can register for the conference come on by. And who knows, we may have an impromptu meetup or something too. Check Twitter for details.

Speaking at New Noise Santa Barbara

I’m very pleased to have been asked to moderate a panel at the New Noise Santa Barbara conference Friday October 9.

The panel is called THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN: Exploring The New Frontier In Music. I don’t mean to shout, they just wrote it in all caps on their website.

It will be at 2:00 PM in the Channel Islands Room at the Canary Hotel

“The panel will discuss the impact of technology on the music industry including its effect on distribution, marketing, copyrights, etc. The panel will analyze the mobile revolution, the current and future state of mobile applications and the emergence of subscription and free services. The panel will also discuss whether artists can be “compensated” for their music other than through sales, and can artists monetize their audience rather than their content.”

Brendan Mulligan (Founder/CEO, ArtistData)
Michael Schneider (CEO, Mobile Roadie)
Ethan Kaplan (VP Technology, Warner Bros. Records)
Cheryl Hodgson (Copyright & Entertainment Attorney)
Jacob Tell (President, Oniracom)

I’m not sure if New Noise will make nay of the panels available online after the fact, but if I find out I’ll let you know.

SABEW: Creating podcasts

I’ll be speaking at 1:15 PM, 27 April at the Society for American Business Editors and Writers annual conference in Denver. My session is about creating podcasts. I’ll cover why you would want to do a podcast, how to get started and best practices for current podcasters.

IFA International Press Conference

I spoke on two panels at the IFA International press conference in Malta. The first panel, on Friday discussed blogging and podcasting, and how that relates or even threatens the print model of tech coverage.

On Saturday I was part of a group summing up the show. I spoke up on copyright, user interface design, and usability.

Headed to Podcast Expo!

Headed down to the Podcast and New Media Expo in Ontario California first thing tomorrow morning.

Molly Wood’s on a panel called How To Make Your Web Video Wildly Popular  at 11:45 AM Friday in Ballroom C.  My session is Sunday at 11:45 AM also in Ballroom C called Building a Large AND Passionate Audience. 

We plan to record Buzz Out Loud after Molly’s panel on Friday, either in the lounge at the DoubleTree hotel or at a table in the convention center.  We’ll Twitter for sure.