Tour Dates / Appearances

Photo by  Rakeem Cunningham |

Photo by Rakeem Cunningham |


June 25: History of LGBT+ Literature in YA - NYC - Barnes & Noble 82nd/Broadway

June 27 - 30: In Your Write Mind Workshop - Seton Hill University - Guest Author

July 13: CLE Reads Book Festival - Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH

July 25 - 26: Alpha Workshop - University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg Campus - Guest Author

July 31: Qmmunity in Publishing: A Conversation Between QTPOC Authors - Books Are Magic, Brooklyn - 7:30pm

August 9 - 11: LeakyCon - Dallas, TX

August 15 - 19: WorldCon - Dublin, Ireland

August 29th: Owning Our Narratives Workshop for QTIBIPoC Youth - New York City - Guest teacher

October 5: Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival - Chappaqua, NY

November 2: nErdCampLI - Long Island, NY

Booking Mark

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