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Upcoming Events - 2016


As the years progress, I find my schedule busier and busier. On this page, you (and my wife) will be able to keep up with my comings and goings.

I attend many fan-related events. At some of these events, I have a booth and a selection of my products. At others, I speak on panels or teach my Creative Writing Classes.

I'm invited to several Writers' Conferences each year. At these events, I not only teach my Creative Writing Classes, I'm also there to answer any questions new writers have about this wonderful - and sometimes scary - industry.

I've been contracted by the Clark County Library District since 2010 to teach creative writing classes. These classes are traditionally held twice a month - once on Sunday, and once on Monday. Both classes within the same month are the same class, so feel free to pick the one that best fits your schedule. For more information, or to RSVP for a class, please visit my Meetup.com page.

Here is at least a partial list of the events I attend regularly:
Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA
Gen-Con in Indianapolis, IN
Origins Game Fair
Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, AZ
L.A. Book Festival in Los Angeles, CA
League of Utah Writers' Conference
Las Vegas Writers' Conference
Authors' Combat Academy

Detailed Calendar


9july

Combat Con Las Vegas - Saturday

Panel - Slash or Flash in Classroom 2-3 at 2pm
Teaching Story Structure-Hero's Journey in Classroom 2-3 at 3:30pm

10july

Clark County Library - Sunday

Teaching - Point of View, What's the Point? at 3pm

11july

Clark County Library - Monday

Teaching - Point of View, What's the Point? at 5:30pm

20july

Comic-Con San Diego - Wednesday (Preview Night)

Drake will be in his booth (G3-Small Press) from 6pm till 9pm

21july

Comic-Con San Diego - Thursday

Teaching Dynamic Story Creation - The Mindset of a Writer: Room 2 at 10am
Drake will be in his booth (G3-Small Press) from 12noon till 7pm

22july

Comic-Con San Diego - Friday

Teaching Dynamic Story Creation - The Invisible Layer in Room 2 at 10am
Drake will be in his booth (G3-Small Press) from 12noon till 7pm

23july

Comic-Con San Diego - Saturday

Teaching Dynamic Story Creation - The Physical Layer in Room 2 at 10am
Drake will be in his booth (G3-Small Press) from 12noon till 7pm

24july

Comic-Con San Diego - Sunday

Drake will be in his booth (G3-Small Press) from 9:30am till 5pm

4aug

Gen-Con Indianapolis - Thursday

Teaching - Story Structure Part 1 in the Westin: Capitol I at 10am
Teaching - Story Structure Part 2 in the Westin: Capitol I at 11am
Teaching - Story Structure Part 3 in the Westin : Capitol I at 12pm
Live Reading 6pm in the Westin: Congress II at 6pm

5aug

Gen-Con Indianapolis - Friday

Teaching - Making Magic Believable in the Westin: Capitol I at 10am
Teaching - Anatomy of a Fight Scene (1) in the Westin: Capitol I at 11am
Teaching - Anatomy of a Fight Scene (2) in the Westin: Capitol I at 12pm
Panel - Writing Elevator Pitches in the Westin: Congress I at 2pm
Drake will be in his booth (Author Ave) from 3:30pm till 6pm

6aug

Gen-Con Indianapolis - Saturday

Teaching - Show don't Tell! in the Westin: Capitol I at 10am
Teaching - Dialogue in Westin: Capitol I at 11am
Teaching - Point of View in Westin: Capitol I at 12pm
Panel - Writing Elevator Pitches in Westin: Congress I at 2pm
Drake will be in his booth (Author Ave) from 2pm till 4pm

7aug

Gen-Con Indianapolis - Sunday

Teaching - Financials of Writing in the Westin: Capitol I at 1pm
Drake will be in his booth (Author Ave) from 2pm till 4pm



14aug

Clark County Library - Sunday

Teaching - Dialog, it's not just people talking! at 3pm

15aug

Clark County Library - Monday

Teaching - Dialog, it's not just people talking! at 5:30pm

18sept

Clark County Library - Sunday

Teaching - Anatomy of a Fight Scene (Part One) at 3pm

23sept

League of Utah Writers Provo - Friday

Teaching (TBA) All Day

24sept
26sept

Clark County Library - Monday

Teaching - Anatomy of a Fight Scene (Part One) at 5:30pm

2oct

Clark County Library - Sunday

Teaching - Anatomy of a Fight Scene (Part Two) at 3pm

3oct

Clark County Library - Monday

Teaching - Anatomy of a Fight Scene (Part Two) at 5:30pm

20oct

Las Vegas Writers Group - Thursday

Teaching - Show Your Story, Don't Tell It! at 7pm

6nov

Clark County Library - Sunday

Teaching - The Financials of a Writing Career at 3pm

7nov

Clark County Library - Monday

Teaching - The Financials of a Writing Career at 5:30pm

4dec

Clark County Library - Sunday

Teaching - The Business of Publishing 3pm

5dec

Clark County Library - Monday

Teaching - The Business of Publishing at 5:30pm