I had a great time at the Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival last weekend! I met other wonderful indie authors and introduced many new fans to the Forever Avalon fantasy book series and my new fantasy read, The Last Magus. I signed many copies of all four books and, even those who didn’t buy one, I spoke to them about my novels and where to find them. A couple of people were more interested in ebooks or audiobooks (for convenience) and I was happy to accommodate them as well.
This was my first book festival EVER so I learned a lot from my experience; about what to bring, table set-up, formulating my pitch to potential readers, and even what pen to use when signing my books. My steampunk attire went over well, catching the attention of many passersby’s, just as I intended. Overall, I would chalk this up as a success and ready for my next one.
So, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be attending the Southern Maryland Comic-Con on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, Maryland, from 10am to 4pm. The convention is operated by Nerd Street USA who says, “Our cons are a celebration of comics, toys, TV, film, art, cosplay, games, and all things nerdy. If you’re a fan of Batman, the Avengers, Doctor Who, Star Wars, LEGO, Disney, Star Trek, the Walking Dead, Power Rangers, Game of Thrones, etc., you’ll probably fit right in at our events!!” So, I’m a shoe-in for this con!
You can purchase tickets for the convention from their ticketing website, https://www.nerdstreetusa.com.
And that will be a busy weekend, because the very next day, I will be attending the 2nd Sundays Arts and Music Festival on Sunday, Nov. 14 (400 & 500 blocks of Prince George Street and 100 & 200 Blocks of N Boundary Streets) near Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square from 11am to 4pm. This is a street fair of over 100 unique artisans, musicians, street performers and food vendors in 5 Blocks along N Boundary Street & Scotland Street in Williamsburg, VA on the 2nd Sunday of each Month (March- December)!
I am trying to schedule and set-up events at least once a month so please keep an eye on my Events calendar for these scheduled appearances.
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Mark Piggott is an independent author of the Forever Avalon fantasy book series and other fantasy novels and short stories. Forever Avalon is available for purchase as a paperback/ebook at Amazon and as an audiobook from Audible and iTunes. The Dark Tides: Book 2 of the Forever Avalon Series is available for purchase as a paperback/ebook from iUniverse Publishing and at Amazon, and other booksellers. The Outlander War, Book Three of the Forever Avalon series is available for purchase as a paperback/ebook from Austin Macauley Publishing, and at Amazon and other booksellers. His latest fantasy novel, The Last Magus: A Clockwork Heart is available through Lulu and other booksellers. Get ready for The Prometheus Engine: Book 4 of the Forever Avalon Series, coming soon, and the steampunk historical fiction, Corsair and the Sky Pirates.