JOHN F. ALLEN TO APPEAR AT IMAGINARIUM 2015, SEPTEMBER 11th – 13th

Chris Garrison, RJ Sullivan and myself!

Chris Garrison, RJ Sullivan and myself!

Next weekend, starting on Friday, September 11th, I’ll be attending the Second Annual Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY. Last year’s event was an AWESOME TIME!. With Seventh Star Press as a major organizer and several Speculative Fiction Guild authors well represented, I’m anticipating bigger, better, and more fun than ever.

What is Imaginaruim? If you love movies, film, music and/or books and the people who create them, or you aspire to create your own works, and want an inspiring weekend training seminar, Imaginarium will be the place to be.

First of all, let’s get to a huge change over year one. The change that affects each and every one of you. The dealer’s room, crammed full of authors and vendors, will be FREE and OPEN to the public. To participate in the programming, you need to buy a one-day or weekend pass, but if you just want to shop for yourself or for people on that list that starts to become relevant very soon, you can come and go as you like, FREE OF CHARGE. Click here to see Imaginarium’s website to read all the details about location, passes, hotel, etc.

You’ll find me at a table with good buddies RJ Sullivan and Chris Garrison in the Seventh Star Press section. You’ll find my debut novel, The God Killers and my NEW novella, Codename: Knight Ranger (see below) available for purchase via cash or credit card ALL WEEKEND LONG (while supplies last)!

As always, autographs are FREE and worth every red cent you pay!

Here’s my price list:

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The God Killers $15

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Codename: Knight Ranger (NEW) $5

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I’m on FIVE panels this year, my schedule:

Fri Sept 11, 7 pm in the Madison Room
Comics and the Silver Screen: Also with Glenn Porzig, RJ Sullivan, S.C. Houff, and T. Lee Harris

Sat Sept 12, 10 am in the Oldham Room
World Building: A Crash Course: also with Dave Creek, Mysti Parker, and Tara Tyler

Sat Sept 12, 1 pm in the Oldham Room
Race & Speculative Fiction: Also with Janie Franz, S.C. Houff, and Terri-Lynne Smiles

Sat Sept 12, 4 pm in the Oldham Room
Utilizing Local Settings in Urban Fantasy: Also with Chris Garrison, Georgia Jones, Selah Janel, and Tony Acree

Sat Sept 12, 7 pm in the Hancock Room
Comics Through the Ages: Also with Glenn Porzig, and S.C. Houff

Of course, you’re all coming just to see me, but you should know there’s dozens of panels for readers and writers, a movie screening room, a masquerade ball, and two free writer’s workshops. Hope to see you there! And if you can’t make it, follow my updates on Facebook throughout the weekend.

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INCONJUNCTION 2015 THIS WEEKEND!

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Hey everyone! This upcoming weekend, July 3rd through July 5th, marks my third appearance, as a local author, at InConJunction, a general SF/F con with a long and distinguished history in Indianapolis!

For details on the convention, click here!

InConJunction 2015 will be my second year as member of the author co-op group, Speculative Fiction Guild. My books will be alongside many of my local author friends and associates, including closest author pals, R.J. Sullivan and Chris Garrison, plus Matthew Barron,Katina French, David Jobe, and Nathan Terhune.

My InConJunction Itinerary 

Friday
4:00 PM-Grand Ballroom 7-8-More than Swords: The Military and Fantasy
John F Allen; Christopher Kennedy
8:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom C-Spy Fi: What It Means and How To Write It
John F Allen
9:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom C-Writing Dialogue
Matthew Barron; R.J. Sullivan; John F Allen; John Kennedy; Mark Wandrey; Terri-Lynne Smiles; Penny Cockrell

Saturday
12:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom A-B-How to be a great geek parent
John F Allen; Violet Patterson; Mark Wandrey; Andrew Jones; Penny Cockrell

Sunday
11:00 AM-Indianapolis Ballroom C- Cutting the Cord of Cable TV
John F Allen; Mark Wandrey
12:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom C-Comic Book Inspired Prose
John F Allen
2:00 PM-Indianapolis Ballroom A-B-Best and Worst Marvel Movies
Kate Chaplin; John F Allen

InConJunction has always proven to be a blast each year and I’m eager to see many of my old friends, as well as making many brand new ones.This con will also be the very first opportunity to purchase a signed copy of my brand-new release Codename: Knight Ranger!

All of my books will be priced to sell,and the more you buy, the more you save.

Books by John F. Allen

The God Killers $15
Codename: Knight Ranger $5
Both titles (purchased together) $17

Akira Lacquer Nail Polish

$8 (per bottle)
2 for $14, 3 for $20 & 4 for $28

BJ Designs Bracelets

Both women and girls are made of memory wire to fit all wrist sizes using Swarovski crystals and pearls

Women – $25.00 – ladies have an extension for larger wrist if needed
Girls – $20.00 – different style and design from ladies

Men – $25.00 – several charms (hope, love, believe) with ribbon (cancer symbol) charm in middle
Boys – $20.00 – same style as men but smaller in size

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

LATEST CODENAME: KNIGHT RANGER REVIEW!

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Here’s the latest review for Codename: Knight Ranger!
“There are enemies that exist beyond general human awareness and comprehension; enemies thought to be products of lore and nightmares. The premise of Codename: Knight Ranger, an exciting science fiction thriller written by John F. Allen, is that monsters are real. Werewolves, vampires and a variety of creatures thought to be frightful products of human imaginings are indeed substantive…and lethal. A select group of humans are at war with these monsters.
Ranger Captain Alexandre Du Bois becomes an unwilling participant in this invisible war when his unit in Afghanistan is ambushed. The captain suffers catastrophic injuries. In fact ‘catastrophic’ drastically understates his condition. Du Bois dies but is brought back to life by means that becomes key to his subsequent alteration. Thanks to an enigmatic organization led by a mysterious mastermind named Bishop, Du Bois is outfitted with a new body complete with enhanced capabilities, a kind of six million man on mega doses of steroids. To top it off, he’s provided with a super durable armored suit, packed with enough fire power to shred an army. But the transition from ordinary man to ultra-soldier becomes a jarring shock to Du Bois’ senses. Not to mention the costs that his commitment as an ultra soldier entails, a cost that deeply embitters him. Having never consented to this transformation, Du Bois bears enmity toward the person responsible for his condition: Bishop. Nevertheless, Du Bois is a soldier, and he will do his duty, because if he doesn’t, the monsters win.
Knight Ranger is a short but delightfully satisfying read. The build-up leading to Du Bois’ demonstration of his abilities gives the reader a rich insight into his state of mind. There is a lot of flashy hi tech in this book which I enthusiastically imbibed like literary crack. When Du Bois finally goes into the field, the action is hyper fast, hard hitting and explosive. I’ll expect no less of the sequel.”
~ Ronald Jones

Codename: Knight Ranger is Available Now!

HELLO EVERYONE!!!

JFA Press Kit Pic 2I’m extremely excited to announce that starting today my novella, Codename: Knight Ranger​ is available through Amazon (ebook immediately & print starting next week), Barnes & Noble (ebook only) and createspace.com (print immediately). Follow the links below to pick up your copy and remember TBIYTC (The Best Is Yet To Come)!!!

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Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LNHRvQ
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1Qf5qOZ
Createspace.com: https://www.createspace.com/5402826