The Fandom Fifty is a collection of interviews and anecdotes from many of the organizers, guests, and attendees of Maryland’s SF Convention scene. The Baltimore region is home to a number of popular and enduring SF cons that include Farpoint, Balticon, Shore Leave, and others. The Fandom Fifty covers much of the rich history of the cons and honors many of the dedicated people who make them happen.
Attendees of Shore Leave 41 will be able to buy copies of The Fandom Fifty–and all other Firebringer Press titles–at the Friday night Meet the Pros book fair from 10PM to midnight.
We’ll also showcase Firebringer’s current titles and update everyone on what’s to come, including the third volume in the Middle of Eternity anthology series and the next installment of The Arbiter Chronicles, Steve Wilson’s popular SF series.
Hope to see you there!
On Saturday, June 22, Firebringer Press will be represented at two events simultaneously!
Firebringer Press publisher and writer, Steven H. Wilson, will speak at the Carroll County Public Library in Eldersburg, MD from 1PM to 2PM.
Boomers, GenX-ers, and the Final Frontier
The generation that grew up after television but before the Internet saw the birth of a whole new kind of popular culture; tales of other worlds, possible futures, and strange alien life forms captured the imaginations of many. From math club nerds to geek chic, from hiding comics in our textbooks to Marvel movies dominating the box office, fans of the fantastic have come a long way. Steven Howell Wilson, author, publisher, science fiction convention promoter, fanfiction writer, blogger, podcaster, and Star Trek comics scribe will lead you on a journey through the history of an amazing era. Millennials and GenZ-ers welcome if you promise not to make fun of our flip phones!
Firebringer Press author Phil Giunta will have a table in Creator Alley at the Lehigh Valley Comic Con on Saturday, June 22 from 10AM to 4PM at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schecksville, PA.
Guests include Michele Knotz, Ken Hunt, Will Torres, Richard Laslo, John Allemand, Brittany Brubaker, Felicia Faulkner, Troy Vevasis, Jack Hillman, and many more!
We look forward to launching Diane Baron’s latest book, The Fandom Fifty, at Shore Leave 41 SF convention this July in Hunt Valley, MD!
Attendees of the convention will be able to buy copies of The Fandom Fifty, and all other Firebringer Press titles, at the Friday night Meet the Pros book fair from 10PM to midnight.
Further, Steve Wilson, Phil Giunta, and Diane Baron will host our usual discussion panel showcasing our current titles and updating everyone on what’s to come, including the third volume in the Middle of Eternity anthology series and the next installment of The Arbiter Chronicles, Steve Wilson’s popular SF series.
Hope to see you at Shore Leave!
Firebringer Press publisher and writer Steven H. Wilson will be at Farpoint 26 next month, along with writers Phil Giunta, Diane Baron, and Daniel Patrick Corcoran.
During the Friday night book fair from 10PM to Midnight, we will have all Firebringer Press titles available, including our latest double horror novel, Freedom’s Blood and Like Mother, Like Daughters.
On Sunday afternoon at Farpoint, Phil Giunta and veteran writer Peter David will co-host a screening of Dreams with Sharp Teeth, the 90-minute documentary about Harlan Ellison (1934-2018), one of the most awarded writers in history. The film stars Harlan, Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Peter David, Ronald Moore, and others. We’re thrilled and grateful that director and producer, Erik Nelson, granted permission for the screening.
Farpoint 26, February 8-10, 2019. Hunt Valley Marriott Delta, Hunt Valley, MD. Celebrity guests include Wallace Shawn (Princess Bride, Deep Space Nine, etc.), and voice actors Rob Paulson and Maurice LaMarche.
Writer guests include Peter David, Howard Weinstein, Robert Greenberger, David Mack, Michael Jan Friedman, Aaron Rosenberg, Keith RA DeCandido, Daniel Ackley-McPhail, Heather Hutsell, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Derek Tyler Attico, Steven H. Wilson, Phil Giunta, Mary Fan, Russ Colchamiro, Glenn Hauman, and more.
Excited to see such effusive praise rolling in on Amazon and Goodreads for Firebringer Take Two, the double horror novel comprised of Steven H. Wilson’s vampire tale, Freedom’s Blood, and my paranormal mystery, Like Mother, Like Daughters. It was a joy to see our stories published in the vintage ACE Double style. The paperback is available now with the ebook coming soon.
At Philcon 81 last weekend, Steve Wilson and Phil Giunta celebrated the release of Firebringer Take Two, the double horror novel comprised of Steve’s vampire tale, Freedom’s Blood, and Phil’s paranormal mystery, Like Mother, Like Daughters.
Also, if you donated to our Kickstarter, please be aware that all paperback rewards have been shipped! So check your mailbox over the next week or so. For those backers expecting eBook rewards, we will soon be in touch via email with instructions for claiming your reward.
This year marks the 81st anniversary of Philcon, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Convention, happening November 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ.
If you happen to be attending Philcon, Steven H. Wilson and Phil Giunta invite you to check out their book launch on Saturday evening, 11/17, at 5PM in the con suite. Their double horror novel, Freedom’s Blood and Like Mother, Like Daughters will be premiering at the con!
We’re thrilled to release a book reminiscent of the classic ACE doubles where you read one story, then flip the book over to read the other.
Special thanks to Renee Volker Wilson for assisting with the book launch party preparations!