Tour Dates / Appearances

Photo by Rakeem Cunningham |

Photo by Rakeem Cunningham |


May 19: RIVER OF TEETH Launch Party, San Francisco.

May 26 - 29: Wiscon, Madison, WI

July 6 - 9: NorthAmeriCon, San Juan, Puerto Rico

July 13 - 16: Readercon 28, Boston, MA

August 4 - 6: CrossingsCon, Long Beach, CA - Guest of Honor



March 9 - 11: HELIOsphere, Tarrytown, NY - Guest of Honor


Booking Mark

Mark is available for conventions, lectures, book events, readings, school appearances, and podcast guesting etc., throughout the year. He can best speak on the following topics:

  • His own work
  • 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 Mark for an event, appearance or for a podcast, please contact his assistant at markreadsandwatches at gmail dot com. It is best to introduce yourself, explain your organization and the reason you want Mark to appear, and the dates you had in mind. Mark can negotiate appearance fees, but does require transportation and lodging for all appearances. The earlier you send this information, the better chance Mark can accommodate your schedule. There is no fee for appearing on a podcast! 

Mark really loves conventions, so there are a few each year that he attends regularly, so be prepared to have a really good pitch if your event is the same weekend as his favorite cons. Those cons are:

Arisia (Boston)
ConFusion (Detroit)
WisCon (Madison)