Indiana Comic Con 2015

This past weekend of March 13th through March 15th, the 2nd Annual Indiana Comic Con 2015 occurred in downtown Indy and I was there! It was a GREAT selling day for The God Killers and a GREAT promotion day for my upcoming e-novella, Codename: Knight Ranger!

Indiana Comic Con 2015 Pic 7While I was there, I had the opportunity to meet with one of my writing idols, comics legend and brilliant writer, Denny O’Neil! I had the honor of getting a photo with him and he’s an exceptionally nice, warm and genuine human being.

One more thing checked off of my Bucket List!

This was my first time at this event as a vendor and I would highly recommend it for other speculative fiction authors. The atmosphere was ripe with plenty of genre readers and potential, future fans. Registration and set up was a breeze and the event was very well organized and HUGE!

I also had 5 Free, hand made nail polish by Akira Lacquer on sale as well, with colors inspired by The God Killers! Click the link above to learn more and see the variety of FABULOUS nail polishes available!

My friend, 2-time Indiana, karaoke champion, Frank Smith III was also on hand, selling his memoir, Confessions of a Karaoke Singer and promoting his brand, the K.N.O.W. (Karaoke Ninja Outlaw Warrior) Warrior!

Please check out more pics below!

I will definitely be attending Indiana Comic Con 2016…SEE YA THERE & REMEMBER TBIYTC!!!

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INCONJUNCTION SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY CONVENTION 2014 IS THIS COMING WEEKEND!!!

Inconjunction Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention 2014 is being held on the east side of Indianapolis, this Fourth of July weekend! It’s an awesome local event celebrating all things within the speculative fiction realms. This year I’m attending as part of the Speculative Fiction Guild (SFG) and we’re hitting the con in a big way.

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We’ll have a vendor’s booth with all of our titles, where I’ll be selling and autographing copies of my debut novel,  The God Killers. Convention pricing is $15.

Also at the SFG booth: RJ SullivanMatthew Barron and Eric Garrison. Directly next to us is SFG member Crystal Leflar, who’s running her OWN vendor booth as event marketer for Nightscape Press, so check out their array of titles along with her own books.

The WONDERFUL folks who throw Inconjunction (the Circle of Janus) has the SFG hopping in panels this year and we’re glad for it!

This will be my second appearance at Inconjunction, first time with a novel to sell/promote and I’M VERY EXCITED to attend!

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Here’s my panel itinerary:

Friday, July 4th
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8 pm–Grand Ballroom 7 and 8: Analyzing the History of the Comic Book Movie with: RJ Sullivan and Mike Suess.
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Saturday, July 5
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11 am–Indianapolis Ballroom D: SFG Writer’s Workshop: Point of View: Why it’s Better to Have One with: the SFG: RJ, Eric, Matt, and Crystal, plus Rosemary Laurey

1 pm–Room name coming: Discussion on genre television, title forthcoming: with RJ Sullivan.

3 pm–Indianapolis Ballroom D: Modern Fairy Tales with Eric Garrison, Crystal Leflar and Rosemary Laurey.

4 pm-Grand Ballroom 7-8: Making the Jump to a Series with RJ Sullivan and Mike Shepherd.

5pm-Grand Ballroom 7-8: Comic Book Movies: Live Action and Animation with RJ Sullivan and Mike Suess.

7 pm–Harrison Room: SFG Writer’s Roundtable: Making the most of local settings in genre fiction with The SFG:  RJ, Eric, Matt, and Crystal.

10 pm–Grand Ballroom 7-8: Candlelight Horror Reading with RJ Sullivan, Crystal Leflar and Jeff Seymour.
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Sunday, July 6
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11 am-Indianapolis Ballroom B: This Year’s Comic Book Movies with Mike Suess.
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While you’re there, check out James Barnes of Loconeal Books, local filmmaker Kate Chaplin of Karmic Courage Productions, and check out the show by Five Year Mission.

I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

 

 

 

Author John F. Allen will attend InConJunction 2013, July 5 – 7!

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This Friday, July 5th is the start of InConJunction, one of Indianapolis’ longest-running genre cons.

It will be held at:

Indianapolis Marriott East

7202 East 21st Street · Indianapolis, Indiana 46219 USA

This weekend will mark my first appearance at InConJunction as a fan and as an author. I’ll be sharing a table with local authors Eric Garrison and RJ Sullivan Myself and the other aforementioned authors are published through Seventh Star Press and will be sharing some panels. Unfortunately, as it stand I WILL NOT have The God Killers at this time, but I will be handing out FREE Collectable Trading Cards at the SSP Table! GET YOURS WHILE THEY LAST!

Please come check me out as I speak on various panels.

John F. Allen Author of The God Killers

John F. Allen
Author of The God Killers

My panels are as follows:

Friday, July 5

5 PM, Indianapolis Ballroom C

“Mentorship in Writing” (1 hour) with James O. Barnes, Addie King, Eric Garrison, and RJ Sullivan.

Saturday, July 6

10 AM, Veterans Hall 1

“Writers Roundtable: Urban Fantasy” (1 hour) myself

11 AM, Indianapolis Ballroom C

“On the Write Track: So You Want to Be a Writer” (1 hour) with James O. Barnes , Nicole Cushing , Lou Harry , Eric Garrison , Mark Wandrey

2 PM, Indianapolis Ballroom C

“On the Write Track: Mistakes Beginning Writers Make” (1 hour) with Matthew Barron , Nicole Cushing , Ms. Frida Westford , Mark Wandrey

6PM, Indianapolis Ballroom C

“Worldbuilding: Characters” (1 hour) with Nicole Cushing , James S. Dorr , Sara Miller , Mark Wandrey

7PM, Indianapolis Ballroom C

“Worldbuilding: The Basics” (1 hour) with Cherie Priest , Mark Wandrey

Sunday, July 7

11AM, Indianapolis Ballroom C

“Blogging Today” (1 hour) with James O. Barnes

Here’s the InConJunction home page for a complete listing of the weekend fun!

Hope to see you there!!

MO*CON 2013: MIND & SPIRIT OF THE ARTIST

Maurice Broaddus

Maurice Broaddus

This week I interviewed Maurice Broaddus, an urban fantasy author with dozens of published short stories to his credit and a novel trilogy titled, The Knights of Breton Court. We discussed the annual writing convention he hosts called Mo*Con and held in Indianapolis, IN.

 

How did Mo*Con come about?

Mo*Con came about for 3 different reasons.

First, my wife wanted to experience conventions and the thought was to create a convention that she could experience firsthand.

Secondly, at the conventions I attended I had great conversations with other writers and I wanted to replicate that experience in a room party environment as the convention itself. The conversations were relaxed and covered a wide range of topics from religion, politics, current affairs and of course writing.

Third, I wanted to do a writing convention at a church and Mo*Con was a prime opportunity to do this. At the time, I was running a local church and I basically wanted the church to be a safe place for these types of conversations.

What prompted you to name the convention Mo*Con?

A friend of mine—Chesya Burke—knew I hated nicknames. Mo, being a nickname for Maurice lead to the name Mo*Con. From there it just seemed to stick.

Who sponsors Mo*Con?

In the beginning, Mo*Con was a one man operation. I ran everything by myself until a friend suggested that I look to other sources of support to make the convention happen.

I have partnered with organizations such as: Cities of Refuge, Broad Ripple United Methodist Church, Community-supported.org and Indiana Horror Writers (IHW).

Who is the intended audience for Mo*Con?

All are welcome, but primarily those who are interested in hearing writers speak on social issues and the intricacies of their craft. Those most involved consist of horror and fantasy readers and writers. However, we want to spoil writers and celebrate their contributions, while involving the community.

How do you see Mo*Con evolving in the future?

It’s an ongoing process. We’ve had everything from a Celtic Rock concert, a puppet show and a horror writer who delivered a sermon at the church. We intend to let it evolve organically and simply see where it takes us.

 

MO*CON 2013

MO*CON 2013

So, if you’re in Indianapolis during Mo*Con do yourself a HUGE favor and stop by on Friday, or better yet go ahead and RSVP purchase your tickets now!The event will be held at Broad Ripple United Methodist Church in Indianapolis from May 3-5, 2013. Full registration price is $75. If you can’t make it but would like to support Mo*Con, why not become a non-attending sponsor.

For more information, visit: http://mocon.indianahorror.org/ or

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Urban-fantasy/108464595844706?fref=ts#!/events/357048291062838/?fref=ts