I'm bound for Readercon this week!

Hello, friends! After a few weeks home, it's time for me to head to Boston, Massachusetts (specifically, Quincy!) to attend one of my new favorite cons, Readercon! I have a busy schedule and I'm thrilled that this will be the very first convention I am attending as an author, which means I have ACTUAL AUTHOR THINGS TO DO. It's so exciting!

Copies of Anger Is A Gift will be available for purchase in the dealer's room all weekend, and here's where you can see me. I will have a few copies of Anger to give away this weekend, too, so you'll just have to show up to see if you can win one at the following panels/appearances:

Friday, July 13

12:00pm: How I Wrote Anger Is A Gift - Blue Hills
2:00pm: Autographs - Autograph tables

Saturday, July 14

12:30pm: Reading (From Book #2) - Salon B
2:00pm: I Love It! Now Rewrite it - Blue Hills
3:00pm: Kaffeklatsch - Steven Masts
8:00pm: A Most Readerconnish Miscellany - Salon 5

I hope to see many friends and familiar faces this weekend!!!

My schedule at TheBookCon!

I'm so thrilled to attend TheBookCon for the very first time at the end of my tour!

 Image by Rakeem Cunningham | rakeemc.com

Image by Rakeem Cunningham | rakeemc.com

I'll have a busy weekend, so here's where you'll be able to find me on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3: 

Saturday

10:15 - 11:30am: Fierce Reads Breakfast - Ticketed ONLY - Macmillan Meeting Room

12:30 - 1:15pm: The Game of Nanofictionary: Authors Telling Tiny Stories Live - Room 1E07

1:15pm - 2:00pm: Boostagram Photobooth - Tor Booth #2444/2445

Sunday

11:30 - 12:15pm: Voices In and Out of This World - Room #1E16

1:30 - 2:45pm: Tor Teen Meetup & #NoBounds Signing Party - Macmillan Meeting Room 2446, connected to the Tor Teen booth @ 2444/2445

I hope to see some of y'all there! You can check out the entire Tor Teen schedule and lineup here. Enjoy!

I'll be at the New York Teen Author Fest!

New York City friends: my first public appearances in support of Anger Is a Gift begin in JUST A WEEK. All of these events are free and open to all, so I hope to see many familiar faces soon. 

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  Schedule!

       All appearances are free / open to the public.

My schedule for New York Teen Author Fest is as follows:

Friday, March 23: Queer Voices in YA! 2:00pm - 2:50pm

(With Arvin Ahmadi, Kheryn Calendar, Billy Merrill, Sam J. Miller, Sarah Moon, and Will Walton; moderated by David Levitahn)
Location: 42nd St Branch NYPL Library, South Court

Saturday, March 24: 2018 Debuts 4:10pm - 5:00pm

(With Alisa Kwitney, Derek Milman, A.M. Rose, Julia Rubin, Nisha Sharma, and Ashley Woodfolk; moderated by Leila Sales)
Location: 42nd St Branch NYPL, Bartos Forum

And finally: Tor Teen and I are giving away ARCs of Anger Is a Gift after each of these panels. If you'd like an early copy signed by yours truly, we'll have a LOT of copies to give out!

Hope to see y'all soon!!!

My schedule for HELIOsphere is now live!

New York friends! My next major appearance in 2018 will be at HELIOsphere in Tarrytown, NY! Just under an hour from Grand Central Terminal, you can join me for an intimate weekend of science fiction, fantasy, and writing, as I am one of the Guests of Honor this year!

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The full programming schedule has been posted, too, but here's where you'll be able to find me:

Friday

5:00pm: Are We In a Golden Age of Queer SF/F? - Ballroom 2
8:00pm: Hogwarts House Party - Ballroom 6

Saturday

10:00am: Book #2 Reading!!! - Sleepy Hollow Room
11:30am: Dealing With Rejection as a New (Or Even Old) Writer - Ballroom 4
2:30pm: From Prophets to Profits: The Extraordinary Voyages of DS9 - Ballroom 5
4:00pm: Books and Brews Session - Ballroom 6
5:30pm: Guest of Honor Interview - Ballroom 5
10:30pm: Mark Reads Chuck Tingle - Sleepy Hollow Room

Sunday

2:00pm: Science Fiction & Social Justice - Ballroom 2
3:45pm: The Secret Joy of YA - Ballroom 4

I will have ARCs of Anger Is a Gift to sign throughout the con. I'm not telling you where I'll be giving out each of the copies, so you'll just have to show up to try and get one!!!

I hope to see some of y'all next weekend!
 

My schedule for Confusion 2018!

I am very pleased to return to the Detroit area for the first of two confirmed appearances in 2018. ConFusion is one of my very favorite conventions, and keep an eye on my Twitter at the end of this weekend for a story of WHY it's so important to me.

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In the meantime, here's my schedule for the weekend!

Friday

3:00pm: Writers and Fundraising for Charity (Isle Royale)
9:00pm: Mark Reads 18+ Reading (Petoskey)

Saturday

11:00am: Last Exit Before the Worst Timeline (Petoskey)
4:00pm: Signing! (St.Clair)
5:00pm: Making Money in Fandom (Petoskey)
6:00pm: Mark Oshiro Reading, from both Anger Is a Gift and my next work (Isle Royale)

Hope to see some of y'all there!

My schedule for Arisia 2018 is up!

I am so thrilled to return to Arisia for 2018! This Boston-based convention is one of my very favorite cons to attend, so I hope that I get to see many of you again! I have a very busy schedule this year, so this is the best chance to see me in Boston, at least until Anger comes out and BOOK TOURING IS A THING. 

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Here's my full schedule for the weekend:

Friday

7:00pm: Fans of Color Social & Safe Space Meet-up (Otis)
8:30pm: Marginalized in Geek Spaces (Marina 1)

Saturday

10:00am: How to be Political While Completely Terrified (Marina 1)
11:30am: Victoria "V.E." Shwab Reading and Q&A (Marina 2)
1:00pm: Diversity: Still Knows What We Did Last Summer (Marina 2)
4:00pm: 50 Panels in 75 Minutes (Marina 1)

Sunday

10:00am: Writing Realistic Young Adult Fiction (Adams)
1:00pm: Policing Diverse Creators (Marina 1)
10:00pm: Let's (Actually) Talk About Sex (Marina 1)

Monday

1:00pm: El Encanto de Coco (Marina 1)

I'm on a panel at New York Comic Con!

Some of you spotted my name in the schedule when it was released this week, but I'm happy to confirm that I will be on a panel at this year's New York Comic Con! I'll be participating as a part of the panel, "Let's Talk About Our Problematic Favs: Marginalized Fans & the Media." My fellow panelists are all extraordinary individuals (some of whom I've become friends with since I moved to NYC!), so I'm very thrilled to be a part of this. AT MY FIRST NYCC EVER.

The panel is at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 7 and will be located in Room 1B03. Please join me, and afterwards, we can all meet up outside the room so folks can say hello if they'd like! I CAN'T WAIT!

I am a Guest at Beach City Con!

In the coming weeks, I am going to be revealing about a thousand million secrets that I've been sitting on, and you can consider this the start of it: I am a guest at Beach City Con, the first Steven Universe fan convention. It's the weekend of October 13 - 15 in Virginia Beach, VA, and I'm so thrilled to appear alongside the voice actors for Stevonnie and Jasper, as well as other members of this lovely fan community. 

This is an incredible honor, and I'm glad I can finally tell y'all. I AM EXCITEMENT.

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Thank you, CrossingsCon!

Now that I'm settled back home after a weekend in Long Beach, CA, I wanted to write a quick note to thank the CrossingsCon staff and community for an incredible few days. I expected to have a good time, given how much fun last year's con was for me, and this year was no exception. I was treated so well by everyone who attended, and I can't thank y'all enough for caring about me so much. I got to go on a couple Pokémon raids (congrats to Jenny for catching your first Lugia!!!); I had a number of incredible meals, including that lively dinner the last night of the con; the aquarium was amazing; I participated in countless discussions that were hilarious, insightful, and illuminating; and the CrossingsCon folks are now the very first humans to hear an excerpt from Untitled Book #2, which gave me a lovely boost of confidence. I guess I should stop doubting myself and keep writing!

I cannot wait for the third CrossingsCon, especially since by the time it rolls around, I will have become a published author AND NO SPOILERS SHALL AFFECT ME. Until then: thank you. You are all such wonderful people, cousins!

Dai stiho!

My CrossingsCon 2017 Schedule is live!

Hello, cousins! I am very thrilled to not only return to California for the weekend, but to make my second appearance as Guest of Honor at CrossingsCon! The lovely programming team have created an incredible schedule for me, so here's what you can find me doing at the con this weekend.

Friday

10:00am: Opening Ceremonies
2:15pm: Mark Reads OTP Challenge
4:00pm: Autographing
4:45pm: Worldbuilding with Emily and Mark
7:45pm: Baron Munchausen

Saturday

10:00am: Writing Workshop
1:15pm: Authors in Conversation
3:00pm: Mark Reads His Book!
5:00pm: Engagement with Canon

Sunday

Aquarium Trip! I'll be leaving in the second wave at 10:30am from the hotel to walk over if you'd like to join me.
4:30pm: Closing Ceremonies

Also: We are going to be located about a mile from one of THE best spots to hunt rare Pokémon in all of California, so I am going to be randomly taking treks out in downtown Long Beach to catch Pokémon and also attempt to get Moltres in a raid. Anyone is welcome to join! 

I can't wait to see the CrossingsCon staff again, and I hope to see many of you, too!