Mark Does Ascendio 2012!

I know that sounds dirty, but I don’t care.

The time has come! In less than a week, I’ll be in Orlando, Florida (EW OH MY GOD IT’LL BE A BILLION DEGREES) for Ascendio 2012!!!!

I wanted to officially list my schedule for the entire event, as I have multiple panels, signings, and readings, and let y’all know where I’ll be next week. This will not affect reviews. They will still go up as planned, as they’re already done as of last night. So, let’s get to it!

Here’s the complete Ascendio schedule so you can see every event. Below are mine!

Thursday, July 12th

1:30pm-2:30pm, Michelangelo Room – Authorpalooza with Mark Oshiro! This is a live-reading/signing from yours truly. I’l have something special for y’all to read, and I’ll sign anything you bring me! Mark Reads books, HP books, whatever!

2:30pm-3:30pm, The Common Room – Mark Does Stuff meet-up. This will be a much more informal hang-out with me, where we can discuss everything Mark Does Stuff! I’ll have a Q&A, will sign stuff, and will generally just be silly because WHY NOT.

Friday, July 13th

12:00pm-1:00pm, Venetian III – Accio Books! How Digital Publishing Has Made Gatekeepers Of Us All. I’ll be on a panel with Lev Grossman, Cecilia Tan, Kaza Kingsley, and others discussing how digital publishing has changed the world for writers. If you’d like insight into how I learned to publish and how you can, too, you should show up! Also I AM ON A PANEL WITH LEV GROSSMAN WTF.

Saturday, July 14th

10:00am-11:00am, Tuscan IV – Mark Reads Harry Potter. This will be an entire panel devoted to nothing but Mark Reads Harry Potter! I’ll have a surprise to open things with, a long Q&A session about the project, and I’ll share information about the last three MRHP books to come out in 2012!

11:00am-12:30pm, Tuscan III – Say Yes To Gay YA: LBGTQ and Diversity in YA Fiction. If you want to see me queer out about literature all over the place, come to this panel! We’ll talk about gay and queer characters in YA fiction, and what writers can do to be more inclusive as well.

5:00pm-6:30pm, Tuscan III – Wands By Wands By Wizards. I can’t tell you what I’m doing in this Harry Potter-themed revue/comedy show. I just can’t. Show up, and it’ll be worth it.

I’ll be tweeting from @MarkDoesStuff quite heavily through the convention, so follow me if you like! You can definitely expect lots of photos, maybe a video or two. I’ll put a post up after I get back to the Bay with a summary of how it was!


- PLEASE TAKE PHOTOS! Share them with me when you’re done so I can promote them!

- SOMEONE PLEASE TAKE VIDEO. I still don’t know what happened to the video from last year’s LeakyCon, but it apparently exists somewhere. I’d like to share video evidence for those who can’t come!

- Say hello!!!! I am so excited to meet more of you!

And remember, I will be at LeakyCon 2012 in Chicago this year, too, so BE PREPARED.

About Mark Oshiro

Perpetually unprepared since '09.
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