Tour Dates / Appearances
January 17 - 20: ConFusion - Detroit/Dearborn, MI
January 25 - 26: YaNovCon - San Mateo, CA
March 7 - 9: SE-YA Book Festival 2019 - Murfreesboro, TN
March 23: Montclair Literary Festival - Montclair, NJ
March 30: NoVa Teen Book Festival - Falls Church, VA (Washington, DC area)
June 21 - 23: CrossingsCon - Montreal, QC - Guest of Honor
I am available for conventions, lectures, book events, readings, school appearances, and podcast guesting etc., throughout the year. I can best speak on the following topics:
My own work, both Mark Does Stuff and my fiction
Critical analysis of fiction (television and literature)
Community management of online communities
Racism, specifically anti-Latinx racism
Queerness, or the gay experience in America
Poverty and homelessness
Mental disability, specifically PTSD, depression, and anxiety
Fandom in general, as well as specific issues such as diversity, safety, and fanworks
If you are interested in booking or hosting me for an event or an appearance that is NOT a school visit, please contact Saraciea Fennell at Tor Teen at saraciea.fennell at tor dot com, and please CC me at markaoshiro at gmail dot com. It is best to introduce yourself, explain your organization and the reason you want me to appear, and the dates you had in mind. The earlier you send this information, the better chance I can accommodate your schedule. If you can provide/cover transportation and lodging fees, you'll have the best chance of booking me.
Educators and librarians, I am available for school visits throughout the year! Please see my School Visits page for information on rates, requirements, and how to contact me!
If you are looking for Mark to guest on a podcast: You only need to email me. If I need to involve publicity, I may CC them in, but just me is fine!
I really love conventions, so there are a few each year that I attend regularly, so be prepared to have a really good pitch if your event is the same weekend as my favorite cons. Those cons are:
ConFusion (Detroit) - Usually the third weekend of January
WisCon (Madison) - Memorial Day weekend
Readercon - Usually the middle of July