Tour Dates / Appearances

Photo by  Rakeem Cunningham |

Photo by Rakeem Cunningham |


May 11: Next Page: Creating the Future of Publishing - Kickstarter Digital Conference - Registration Here

May 29: Liberation: LGBTQ+ Voices in YA Literature - NYPL Mid-Manhattan Branch - Registration required for all classrooms here

June 1 - 2: BookCon - New York, NY - Guest author!

June 8: Bronx Book Festival - Fordham Plaza, The Bronx

June 15: Teen Book Bash - Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ - Registration for teens required!

June 21 - 23: CrossingsCon - Montreal, QC - Guest of Honor

June 23 - 25: ALA Annual - Washington, DC - Guest / ALA Award Recipient

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

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

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
Readercon - Usually the middle of July