Schedule of Appearances 2016
Welcome to the 2016 appearance schedule for Hal C. F. Astell, representing Apocalypse Later, the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls, the Awesomelys or just myself.
Here's where you can find out where I'll be doing things out and about, whether I'm running events, working events or selling at events.
Come on out and say hi. Whenever I'm selling my books, they will be priced at less than you'll see on Amazon and I'll be happy to sign them for you.
I'm very happy to have been invited back to the fantastic Wild Wild West Con for a third year to MC the steampunk fashion show and screen three new sets of steampunk short films from around the globe.
I'll be working the Phoenix FearCon table (opposite the panel room) at Mad Monster Party on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th. My books will be available for purchase through me.
I'm proud to be a guest at Cirque de Livre, 'a new kind of writer's conference', which runs from Friday to Sunday, though all my events are on Saturday 28th. My books will be available for purchase through Bonny Books.
- Sat, 1.00pm-2.00pm - Signing at the Pop Up Bookstore at Lulubell Toy Bodega (with Charlie LeSueur and The Klute)
- Sat, 2.00pm-3.00pm - Blog Writing as a Business panel at Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery (with Bob Leeper)
- Sat, 6.00pm-7.00pm - What Can I Say, Do or Print? A Non Fictioner's Guide to Staying Out of Legal Trouble panel at Volstead Public House (with Charlie LeSueur)
- Sat, 8.30pm-10.00pm - Apocalypse Later Mini-Film Festival #19 (books theme) at Volstead Public House
- Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery
154 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
- Lulubell Toy Bodega
128 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
- Volstead Public House
105 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
I'll be all over Phoenix Comicon this year, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th. My books will be available for purchase from Duncan's Books and More at the Amazing Wyked Writers tables at AA1317-AA1331. I'll be there too except when I have panels.
- Thu, 7.30pm-8.30pm - Apocalypse Later Mini-Film Festival #20 (steampunk theme) in West 104B (4058)
- Thu, 9.00pm-10.00pm - H. P. Lovecraft & The Cthulthu Mythos panel in West 104B (with Khurt Khave and Bill Collins) (4149)
- Fri, 6.00pm-7.00pm - A Courtesy of Compliments: Compliment Duelling panel in West 104B (with Katherine Stewart and Madame Askew) (4161)
- Fri, 9.00pm-10.00pm - Awesomely Awful: The '80s Strike Back panel in North 226BC (with Michael Flanders, Liz Manning and Jim Miller) (4605)
- Sat, 3.00pm-4.00pm - MC'ing the Steampunk Fashion Show in West 212ABC (3997)
- Sat, 6.00pm-7.00pm - Awesomely Awful: Attack of the '90s panel in North 227A (with Michael Flanders, Liz Manning and Jim Miller) (4606)
- Sat, 7.30pm-8.30pm - The Care and Feeding of the Moustache, a Gentleman's Primer panel in West 104B (with Dirk Folmer and Daniel Davis) (4794)
- Sat, 9.00pm-10.00pm - The Arizona Penny Dreadfuls Guide to Victorian Weirdness panel in West 104B (with Khurt Khave and Gary Sollars) (4201)
- Sun, 12.00pm-1.00pm - Awesomely Bitchin': The Underrated '80s and '90s panel in North 226A (with Michael Flanders, Liz Manning and Jim Miller) (4607)
- Sun, 3.00pm-4.00pm - Steampunk Before It Was Steampunk panel in West 104B (with Dee Astell, Gary Kieft and Michael Flanders) (4739)
- Phoenix Convention Center
100 N Third St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
23rd-26th June - LepreCon 42 in Phoenix, AZ
I'll be back at LepreCon to present a mini-film festival for the fourth year running. I'll be programming three sets this year as I did last year, two sci-fi/fantasy sets and one steampunk.
- Thu, 7.30pm-9.00pm - Apocalypse Later Mini-Film Festival #21 Set A in Suite E (sci-fi/fantasy theme)
- Fri, 3.00pm-4.00pm - Flying Saucers of the 19th Century in Suite E (with David B. Riley)
- Fri, 6.00pm-7.00pm - Victorian Science Fiction and Its Impact on Real History in Suite E (with KellyAnn Bonnell)
- Fri, 7.30pm-9.00pm - Apocalypse Later Mini-Film Festival #21 Set B in Suite E (sci-fi/fantasy theme)
- Sat, 1.30pm-2.30pm - Signing in Suite E (with D. C. Fontana and Gary Swaty)
- Sat, 7.30pm-9.00pm - Apocalypse Later Mini-Film Festival #21 Set C in Suite E (steampunk theme)
- Sun, 10.30pm-11.30pm - 19th Century Martians in Suite E (with David B. Riley)
- Sun, 12.00pm-1.00pm - Steampunk Before It Was Steampunk in Suite C (with Michael Flanders and David Lee Summers)
- Embassy Suites Phoenix North
2577 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023
1st-4th July - Westercon 69 in Portland, OR
As my better half is chairing Westercon 70 in Tempe in 2017, we'll be at Westercon 69 manning a fan table, answering questions and selling memberships. Oh, and running some parties in the evening!
24th-25th September - Keen Halloween in Phoenix, AZ
Keen Halloween was a family event with a Halloween theme that was run by Steam Crow. It ran for a couple of years before going onto hiatus, but it's back and now run under the auspices of Phoenix Comicon.
I adored Gaslight Gathering last year and I'm still reeling from being honoured to share a panel with Tim Powers. I'm very happy to have been asked back to present another Apocalypse Later mini-film festival and sit on some more panels. Details to come.
This is my event, which aims to return an annual dedicated genre-based film festival to the sixth largest city in the United States. Year one's event will feature three hours of horror and science fiction short films for a measly $10 and I'm handing out free popcorn!
11th-13th November - TusCon 43 in Tuscon, AZ
As my better half is chairing Westercon 70 in Tempe in 2017, we'll be at TusCon 43 running parties and selling memberships. There are no fan tables at TusCon this year.
I was happy to be asked to join the line up at BASIS Mesa Comic-Con, a four hour pop culture event to raise money for a local school, BASIS Mesa. I was brought in to do an Apocalypse Later mini-film festival, but I also sold some books and substituted for Monte Yazzie on a panel.