Well now that TBRcon21 is sadly over, I thought it’d be good to do a quick recap of the first con I’ve ever participated in and my second con ever.

World-Building & Your Place In It

World-Building & Your Place In It was the second panel of TBRcon21 and the panel I was lucky enough to be a part of. Along with me, the panel consisted of Dale Lucas, Angela Boord, Angus Watson, Brian D. Anderson, Travis M. Riddle and was moderated by Beth Tabler of Before We Go Blog and Grimdark Magazine who knocked it out of the park. It was a great discussion and so much fun. Lots of great questions and great insights. I’m thankful to have had such a great crew to work with on my first panel and I really hope I get to participate next year.

A Few Other Panels to Check Out

TBRcon21 was 6 days of spectacular SFF panels running the gamut from fight discussions to neurodivergence, to history and so much more. That’s a lot of great content but… that’s a lot of content. I didn’t get a chance to check out all the panels but here’s a short list of a few I thought would be a fantastic place for someone who missed TBRcon21 to start.

But, What Scares YOU? with K. M. Alexander, M R Carey, Lee C Conley, Andy Davidson, Jonathan Janz & Tim Meyer

Sensory Detail in SFF with Mike Chen, Scott Drakeford, Ryan Van Loan, Marina J. Lostetter, Megan E. O’Keefe & Gareth L Powell

Grim, Dark,… Or Just Fantasy with Ben Galley, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, G R Matthews, Peter McLean, Adrian Selby & Holly Tinsley

The Future of SFF with Peter V. Brett, Steven Erikson, R. F. Kuang, Devin Madson & Evan Winter

SPFBO Finalists with Justin Lee Anderson, Zack Argyle, Alexander Darwin, Robert Fleming, Suzannah Rowntree, Patrick Samphire & Rachel Emma Shaw

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Give these panels a listen and if you like what you see, dive in to more. There’s a lot to explore.

January is here and that means TBRcon21 is on its way. TBRcon21 is a free, streaming Speculative Fiction convention hosted by FanfiAddict with over 85 authors involved on 15 panels. It’s going to be streamed on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.

As stated above the convention is free but you are encouraged to check out the following charities and consider a donation instead of buying a ticket.

Attending conventions in person has obviously been impossible this year and with no real end in sight, TBRcon21 is the perfect opportunity to participate without turning us all into a ship full of plague rats. Instead, sit back, enjoy, and participate at a distance.

TBRcon21 spans six days with two to four panels and events per day. I’ll be a part of the author panel titled World-Building and Your Place with fellow authors Angela Boord, Brian D. Anderson, Angus Watson, Dale Lucas, and Travis M. Riddle. It takes place on January 25th at 5:00pm EST/4:00 CST or for me and those of us in Euhrope, 11:00PM CET. I can’t wait to take part and hope you’ll join us.

For the full schedule click here and stay up to date by following FanfiAddict on Twitter or heading over the TBRcon21 page on their site.

We’ve got another one folks! My buddy and ye old college dormmate Don dropped this new copy off near Lou Lodati Park in Queens. If you’re in the area, looking for a great read, and want to help out with the #WheresRADIO project go grab it while it’s still there and follow these easy steps.

  • Give RADIO a read
  • Consider leaving an honest review on whatever bookish site you prefer
  • Take your copy of RADIO to any new free book location. If you can’t find one, then it can just go back where you found it.
  • Either way, take a picture of that location then post the location and picture on Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to tag me @jrushingwrites and use the hashtag #WheresRADIO and I’ll repost the books new location along with a big thank you.

I’m loving how quickly this is rolling out and I can’t wait to reveal new locations. Stay tuned in the coming weeks here on this site, on Twitter, and Instagram for more.