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Schedule of Appearances 2017

Welcome to the current appearance schedule for Hal C. F. Astell, representing Apocalypse Later, the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls, the Awesomelys, Westercon 70 or just myself. Here's the equivalent page for 2016.

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.


4th-6th March - Wild Wild West Con 5 in Tucson, AZ

I'm very happy to have been invited back to the fantastic Wild Wild West Con for a fourth year to MC the steampunk fashion show and screen three new sets of steampunk short films from around the globe.


28th-30th April - Cirque du Livre in Mesa, AZ

I'm proud to be a returning guest at Cirque du Livre, 'a new kind of writer's conference', which runs from Friday to Sunday. My books will be available for purchase through Bonny Books. I'll be signing too, but the schedule hasn't been announced yet.


19th-21st May - Mad Monster Party in Scottsdale, AZ

I'll certainly be at Mad Monster Party this year, but I don't know yet if I'll have table space from which to sell books. Watch this space.


25th-28th May - Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, AZ

I'll be at my vendor table at Phoenix Comicon more this year, which is part of the Amazing Wyked Writers block (location TBD). My books will be available for purchase from Duncan's Books and More at that location. However, I'll still be MC'ing the Steampunk Fashion Show and leading three more panels for the Awesomelys. It just wouldn't be PHXCC without those!


1st-4th July - Westercon 70 (also LepreCon 43) in Tempe, AZ

LepreCon, our local sci-fi convention, is also Westercon 70 this year, a bigger regional convention. My better half is the chair and I'm the chair's general all-purpose minion (ie the Chair of Vice). As I'll be putting out fires throughout the weekend, I won't be doing much panel work, but I will be hosting an Apocalypse Later mini-film festival on the Friday night before the con officially starts and one Awesomely panel too.


6th-8th October - Gaslight Steampunk Expo in San Diego, CA

It's a new name, but it's the same con in most ways: it's in the same place at the same time of year and it's run by the same folk. What used to be Gaslight Gathering is now Gaslight Steampunk Expo. I'll be back this year with at least another Apocalypse Later mini-film festival and maybe some panels. Details to come.


14th-15th October - Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival in Phoenix, AZ

This is my event, which is the only annual dedicated genre-based film festival in the sixth largest city in the United States. Year two's event has grown to two full days of genre features and short films. All for a measly $50 and I'm handing out free popcorn!


10th-12th November - TusCon 44 in Tucson, AZ

My better half and I would have been at TusCon this year anyway, but the wonderful folk who run it have stunned us by making us their Fan Guests of Honor, so we'll be there with bells on.



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