Welcome to the beautiful Chesapeake area where every year during Father's Day Weekend, AMA holds their anual multi-genre convention with a strong program in Japanese Culture. This will be there 15th year. Enter Haven Publishing. For the last 6 years we've become a staple at this wonderful convention. The people and the event are all extensions of our family. We've watched attendees grow up here, we've learned their faces, see them in our panels every year; and we've helped some of them become writers and grow in this craft. We're proud of that.
This year we have over 21 events and panels where we are speaking and leading. 21! I know--that's a crazy schedule. But we love it. We're here for the attendees and we have a lot to impart.
We are celebrating our newest novel, the release of Robert V. Aldrich's, Samifel. An excellent story fueled by a strong need for post-apocalyptic cyberpunk drama in a world where only ash and dust are considered a filling meal. The shining light of the Duralee track is the brightest in the darkest of skies.
We are also here with the one and only Todd Rogers, who has asked us to guest speak in his professional gaming panels. Friday, 4:00PM we will have our "Meet Haven Publishing" meet and greet and we'll be attending and unveiling Samifel at the VIP Guest Meet and Greet at 5PM today!
I'm at the Miami Book Fair International supporting my colleagues at the South Florida Writer's Association running the booth with Don Daniels and other members as they trickle in throughout the weekend. We've been selling quite a lot of books despite the ridiculous amount of rain that has been hitting the city. Every so often we get a nice calm in the sky, the clouds give way for some sunshine; letting the people pour in from the metrorail and the buses feeding the area more freely.
My book, I Think? No, I'm Sure...God Hates Me, seems to be a great conversation starter as the title seems to shock people or stop them in their tracks as they walk by. Don's Rhyme and Punishment book has also been a great conversation piece as he can be seen showing patrons various entries that soon fill the air with racous laughter. Ricki Dorn was also with us for some time last night and was showcasing her wonderful poetry book, Strands of Rhyme.
It was a nice first day, gloomy with the weather, windy, yet an interestingly satisfying start for the weekend.
I signed every book yesterday and look forward to signing more today.
I hope to see many new faces today!
Everyone's favorite author Robert V. Aldrich will be present at AMA 1/2 housed in the VA Comic-Con this weekend. Signing autorgraphs of his latest book Rhest for the Wicked and running some panels for AMA. One of Haven's Comic Book Editors, Michelle "Stormy" Lawhorn, will also be present and aiding in the festivities. Be sure to say hello and ask her about some of our upcoming projects.
Robert will be located right next to the AMA booth, so be sure to pick up a copy of Rhest for the Wicked and don't forget to ask him all kinds of questions about life, love, floosies, science fiction, transformers (he loves transformers) and everything inbetween!
Be sure to visit Anime Mid-Atlantic at their website. We'll be appearing again in full force for 2015 with all of our fanfare with a debut of our new trade show boothes and our new Haven Press Wall! You wouldn't want to miss out!