The Official Dayton & Kevin 2017 Convention Stalking Guide.

It’s still early, but the 2017 convention season is already starting to build out for me and Kevin. I don’t typically do very many cons each year, and Kevin does a few more in his role representing Hallmark. That said, there are a couple we always never to miss, along with a few others we’re always game to attend if schedules and planets align in proper fashion.

As of this writing, this Official Stalking Guide is a work in-progress, but we do have a handful of tentative dates already slotted. Nothing’s been absolutely confirmed, but it’s our sincere intention to lower property values at the following locales during throughout the year:

Starfest 2017 – April 21-23 – Denver, Colorado
One of our very favorite cons, Kevin and I will almost certainly be making our fifteenth consecutive annual trip to Denver to hang with the Starland gang. The trip has truly become something of a “family reunion” as much as it as a convention, as we’ve made so many friends there over the years, and each new con brings with it the chance to make new friends, or put faces to names we encounter over the internet.

Shore Leave 39 – July 7-9 – Hunt Valley, Maryland
Another show we make every effort to attend, mostly because it’s one of the few media cons of this size that also caters to a large list of author guests. Pocket Books and the Star Trek fiction cabal is usually well-represented, but there are also several other writer guests who show up every year and who have loyal followings. It’s three days of jam-packed programming, after which I may have to build in an extra day or so of sight-seeing so I can get down to D.C. and check out the restored U.S.S. Enterprise model at the Smithsonian.

Comic-Con International – July 19-23 – San Diego, California
Does this con really require an introduction? Kevin will be at this one, acting in his capacity as a representative of Hallmark Cards. If the writer gods are kind, he may also participate in a book signing or two, and perhaps even the odd panel.

The Official Star Trek Convention – August 2-6 – Las Vegas, Nevada
Sin City plays host to one of the largest Trek cons going. Boasting a guest list that now routinely hits the 100+ mark, it really is five full days of Star Trek fandom goodness. Though this one is still written in pencil, Kevin looks to be heading that way to man a booth on behalf of Hallmark, and — as of now — there’s a slim chance I may make this one, too. Stay tuned.

New York Comic Con – October 5-8 – New York ‘Effin City
It’s the smaller, feistier version of the San Diego con. As with that one, Kevin will be working his ass off on behalf of Hallmark. Book signings and panels possible, depending on his schedule.

And there you go. The list is, once again, tentative and subject to change, additions, or even deletions.

So, if you plan to be at any of these cons, maybe we’ll see you there!

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About Dayton Ward

Freelance word pusher. Husband. Dad. Trekkie. Rush fan (the band). Tampa Bay Bucs fan. Observer/derider of human behavior. I know where my towel is.
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3 Responses to The Official Dayton & Kevin 2017 Convention Stalking Guide.

  1. wordwraiths says:

    What about Planet Comic Con or KCCC this year???? Hope you’ll add at least one of those to your schedule as well so I can drop by again and say hello! (Plus I need to pick up Seekers 2!)

    PS: This is J. R. (Jeni) Frontera … I’m currently signed in under our publisher website, obviously, and I’m just too lazy to switch at the moment! 😀

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    • Dayton Ward says:

      We won’t be doing a table at Planet this year, as it comes between two weekends where I have to travel. However, Kevin will be there, manning Hallmark’s “Pop-Minded” booth, and I’m probably going to go at least for part of one day to check out the haps. 🙂

      No word on KCCC, yet, but we’re both open to doing that show.

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      • wordwraiths says:

        Nice! Well I’ll say hello to Kevin then at PCCC! And the family and I will be wandering around just for fun that weekend … I also pitched 3 panels, so we’ll see what happens with that. But it will be kind of nice to not have to worry about a table and just be able to go for fun and possibly some talking!

        Good to hear about KCCC as well! We’re planning on a table at that one, so hope to see you there, too! 🙂

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