Appearing at Pagan Pride


This Saturday, September 10th at 10am at Minnehaha Falls near Sea Salt restaurant, I will have a booth and be selling books along with Queen of Swords Press at Twin Cities Pagan Pride. There will be dozens of interesting vendors there with everything from jewelry to pottery, to well – books. Come out and see us!

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Catching Up On Things

Had a really good Minnesota Fringe Festival and a lovely evening on Saturday at CONvergence telling stories on stage. We should have video up on the YouTube Channel in the next week or so.

I’m working on a new short story, a new novella, a new screenplay, a screenplay rewrite, and the starter outline of a new stage play.

I have a little bit of a break since I’ve opted to skip World Con this year, then a busy autumn, so I hope to see a bunch of you. Go check out my appearances here:http://michaelmerriam.com/about-me/appearances/

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Last Car to Annwn Station Book Release and Queen of Swords Press Party

Join us at DreamHaven Books for a belated 5th birthday party featuring Jennie Goloboy, Michael Merriam and Catherine Lundoff! We’re re-releasing Michael’s terrific f/f urban fantasy set in Minneapolis, LAST CAR TO ANNWN STATION on July so this will be a combined release/birthday party! Jennie will be reading from OBVIOUSLY, ALIENS and Catherine will read from her werewolf novels. We hope to do snacks but we’ll see how things look around then.

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New Appearances on the Schedule!

I will have a book out this summer, which means I’m starting book appearances all over the Twin Cities and am looking at events in Greater Minnesota. This is the current list of locked down items, but I know we will be adding more in the future.

I will be at 4th Street Fantasy Convention in St. Louis Park, MN hanging out with other readers and writers and generally having a good time. June 17th – 19th.

I will be taking part in a Reddit AMA on July 15th along with other Queen of Swords Press authors and the publisher. You will literally be able to ask me anything!

I will be doing a book release event at DreamHaven books and Comics in Minneapolis to celebrate the release of my Urban Fantasy novel LAST CAR TO ANNWN STATION in trade paperback with Queen of Swords Press on July21st. More details to follow.

I will be at Twin Cities Pagan Pride in Minneapolis, on September 10th. I will be selling books in a booth at Minnehaha Park.

I will be at Crypticon on September 16th- 18th in Plymouth. I’ll be in the dealers room helping man a table along with a rotating group of other authors.

I will be at the Twin Cities Book Festival. Dates are yet to be announced, but probably October 15th / 16th

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Michael Merriam Speculations Reading at DreamHaven

On WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2022 AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM I will be reading from my work and selling books at DreamHaven Books, 2301 E 38th St, Minneapolis as part of The Speculations Readings Series including a reception and autographing and an expedition to a South Minneapolis bistro to build a sense of community among Twin Cities readers and writers. You’re encouraged to arrive early to mingle and shop!

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Marscon This Weekend!

I will be at Marscon in Minneapolis, March 11th-13th. I will be selling books, appearing on panels, and generally hanging out in various convention spaces and the hotel bar. Here is my tentative schedule which is certainly subject to change, so please check your program book.

Friday 8:30 pm
Panel: SteamPunk, DieselPunk, DecPumk and More!
Let’s talk about reinventing the past with style and story.
with Catherine Lundolff

Saturday 11:00 am
Reading in Re(a)d Mars (Eagle’s Nest Room)

Saturday 4:00 PM
Panel: When I am Old, I will Pilot a Starship and Kick some Butt!
Aging in Speculative Fiction–are depictions of older people changing? What’s great, what’s not, what do we want to see more of?
with Catherine Lundoff, Kathryn Sullivan, and Joan Marie Verba.

Saturday 5:00 pm
Meeting: SF Writing Groups: the 2022 Scene
Since 1986, the Minnesota Imaginative Writers’ Alliance has held an annual meeting–recently at MarsCon–at which solo science fiction/fantasy writers who are looking for a writing group get a chance to connect with SF writing groups that are looking for new writers.
with Eric Hiedeman and Tyler Tork

Saturday 9:00 pm From Head to Page to Print
Panel: Join a group of indie authors as they discuss and share tips on developing, writing, and publishing your story/book ideas.
with T. Aaron Cisco

Sunday 12:30 pm
Panel: Artistic Inspiration: Pandemic Edition
Authors and artists discuss what inspires them to write or create, and how their tried and true models have worked (or needed modification) during the pandemic. What sorts of things spontaneously inspire you? What things do you seek out when you need inspiration? What does this look like in the world of lockdown? How has the pandemic feed or crushed your creativity? We’ve all heard of writers’ retreats, is there a good way for people to hold their own or communal virtual writers retreats? What squelches your enthusiasm in a big picture way? What are the little daily things that get in the way? How can we beat those back to a manageable level?

Ongoing
Author Autograph Tables
I will be signing up for various slots to sell and autograph my books.

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13 Gears this Sunday, 3/6/2022!

I will be at 13 Gears selling my steampunk/weird west books. I will be tabling with Queen of Swords Press and Patrick Marsh. There will be merchants, music, and general merriment. Sunday March 6th, More information in the link.

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March Appearances

I’m starting to fill my schedule and thought I’d better drop that right here on the front page. I’ll be at a few in-person conventions and day events, and I’ll be on the air as well! I’d love to see you at one of these events.

Here is a list of conventions and other events Michael will be attending!

I will be at 13 Gears selling my steampunk/weird west books. I will be tabling with Queen of Swords Press and Patrick Marsh. There will be merchants, music, and general merriment. Sunday March 6th, More information in the link.

I will be at Marscon in Minneapolis, March 11th-13th. I will be selling books, appearing on panels, and generally hanging out in various convention spaces and the hotel bar.

I will be appearing over the air on KFAI radio on along with Queen of Swords Press and author/agent Jennie Goloboy. We will be on the air March 15th at 7:00 pm on the Write On Radio show.

I will be at Paganicon on March 18th- 20th in Plymouth. I don’t have a schedule or a table, and will mostly be hanging out in my hotel room having a mini-writing retreat while the rest of my household does the convention, but I will be on the floor and at programming from time to time.

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13 Gears

I have added 13 Gears, a local steampunk event, to my list of events next year. I will, of course, have all my steampunk/Weird Westerns. More information closer to the event.

https://www.13gearsmn.com/

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Story Sale!

Contract is signed and returned, so now it may be spoken of. Sold my winter holidays space opera short story “The Most Wonderful Time” to Electric Spec.

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