Appearances

 

Whether for book readings or general events of good cheer, our authors will be making public appearances to promote upcoming works of fiction or your Sci-Fi, Fandom, Gaming event. Please contact us at tgondolfi@tanstaaflpress.com for more information.

We have a number of seminars we give on a regular basis, we can participate in panel discussions or cover a specific topic by negotiation.

Seminar Name

Description

The Painful Joy of Self-Publishing An evergreen treatise on the state of self-publishing, especially as seen through the eyes of TANSTAAFL Press
Flirting for Fun and Profit Flirting isn’t directly about sex. Come hear how the denotation of flirting differs with the connotation and how you can make it work for you.
How to Turn GM into $ To be a good GM you must have a definitive skill-set. We will be talking about how you can use these to your advantage and create cash from them.
How to Make your Characters Characters Having problems with lackluster characters? We’ll talk about how to make believable, real-world characters that will catch the attention of the public
Believable World Building Most science fiction and fantasy requires the author to build a new world. What do you need to know and what can you forget in the science of building a world / universe that will not make your readers run for the hills.
20% Effort Publishing What things in indie publishing really should be done and what should be pushed off or even ignored? This will give not only high level view of this but intimate details of a small press / indie author
The Creative Process How do we nurture and consistently repeat successful creativity? Get insights from someone who can produce unique material year after year.
A Critique for Every Season Very few people know how to give feedback that is actionable and not cruel. Even fewer really understand how to unhook your emotions to receive constructive criticism well and how to parse it. We’ll discuss both sides of this sometimes painful, but necessary, coin.

Below is a list of appearances sorted by date, location and author.  If there is not an appearance listed in your area, please feel free to contact us and recommend a perfect location for a book reading and signing.

The lists below are tentative unless otherwise noted.

Date

Author

Location

17-19 Mar 2017 Thomas Gondolfi Mythic Worlds – Seattle, WA – mythicworlds.net Confirmed
25 Mar 2017 Thomas Gondolfi NanoCon – Longview, WA – nanocon.co Confirmed
30 Mar – 2 Apr 2017 Thomas Gondolfi Gamestorm – Vancouver, WA – gamestorm.org Confirmed
13-16 Apr 2017 Thomas Gondolfi & Stephanie L. Weippert NorWesCon – Seattle, WA – www.norwescon.org Confirmed
?? May 2017 Thomas Gondolfi Capital Indie Book Con – Olympia, WA
14-18 Jun 2017 Thomas Gondolfi & Bruce Graw Origins – Columbus, OH – www.originsgamefair.com Confirmed
11-12 Aug 2017 Thomas Gondolfi Spocon – Spokane, WA spocon.org
17-20 Aug 2017 Thomas Gondolfi & Bruce Graw GenCon – Indianapolis, IN – www.gencon.comConfirmed
25-27 Aug 2017 Thomas Gondolfi DragonFlight – Bellevue, WA – dragonflight.org/
Sept 2017 Thomas Gondolfi Rose City Comic Con – Portland, OR – RoseCityComicCon.com/
Oct 2017 Thomas Gondolfi Central City Comic Con – Yakima, WA – CentralCityComicCon.com/
4-5 Nov 2017 Thomas Gondolfi Jet City Comic Con – Tacoma, WA – www.jetcitycomicshow.com/
Nov 2017 Thomas Gondolfi Eucon – Eugene, OR – www.eugenecomiccon.com/
Nov 2017 Thomas Gondolfi OryCon – Portland, OR – 37.orycon.org
Feb 2018 Thomas Gondolfi RadCon – Pasco, WA – www.radcon.orgConfirmed

 

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