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My Star Trek panel at NYCC 2014

If you missed “Star Trek at 50,” my one panel at this year’s New York Comic Con, now you can enjoy it from the convenience of your computer or mobile device, courtesy of that modern wonder known as YouTube.

I talked about the past and possible future of Star Trek on television with moderator Scott Mantz, author Ed Gross, and actors Chase Masterson and Vic Mignogna.

The video was divided into three segments, collected here for your viewing enjoyment. (Ignore the erroneous opening description text, which lists the wrong panel participants.)

You’re welcome.

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Say hello to DISAVOWED

Years in the making, it has finally arrived. Today marks the official shelf date for Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed. Long story short: Julian Bashir begins his mission to infiltrate Section 31 and destroy it from within. Here’s the cover, featuring the badass art by Tim Bradstreet:

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If you preordered the book, I thank you. If you’ve not yet ordered your copy, I beseech you, do so now.

And fret not when you get to the end — because Bashir’s story is not yet done….

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NYCC 2014 Wrap-Up (#SFWApro)

I’ll keep this short: my New York Comic Con went great!

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Kevin Dilmore and I sold and autographed a lot of books at our signing in the Simon & Schuster booth on Thursday afternoon. When we were done, I wandered the show floor for a while, and then had the pleasure of being introduced to IDW Publishing’s new Star Trek comic book editor, Sarah Gaydos.

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On Friday, I had lunch with the ever-charming Mr. Dilmore, after which I spent five hours in the Simon & Schuster booth hand-selling copies of our Star Trek books and personalizing them for fans — including one for actor Jesi Mullins (pictured at left), in whose likeness and honor I named and modeled a character in Section 31: Disavowed. By the time I was done, there were only three copies of Disavowed left on the table.

When I returned to NYCC on Saturday evening, I was pleased to see that Disavowed had sold out, and that only 10 copies of Star Trek: Seekers #1 remained on the table. I then went downstairs to be part of the panel “Star Trek at 50: From ‘The Cage’ to Today.”

Our moderator, Access Hollywood film critic and segment producer Scott Mantz, did a splendid job of keeping the energy level high and the discussion moving, and my fellow panelists — journalist/critic Ed Gross and actors Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues) — all were erudite and entertaining.

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Overall, I’d call this year’s con a success, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s show.

#SFWApro

 

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Find David Mack at NYCC ’14

ST.Section.31.Disavowed.CvrJust a friendly reminder —

Kevin Dilmore and I will be hand-selling and signing copies of Star Trek: Seekers #1and Star Trek: Seekers #2 tomorrow, Thursday, October 9, from 3PM–4PM, in the Simon & Schuster pavilion, Booth #1828.

I will also be hawking special advance copies of Section 31: Disavowed, nearly three weeks ahead of its official shelf date, so if you’re coming to NYCC, you don’t want to miss this!

Also, look for me Saturday, October 11, from 7:15PM–8PM, in Room 1A24, where I will be taking part in the panel Star Trek at 50: From “The Cage” to Today.

See you at the con, folks!

 

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Coming in 2015 — 24: ROGUE

As of today, I have the go-ahead to announce that the novel I spent the summer writing was, in fact, a 24 tie-in for Tor/Forge.

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Currently titled 24: ROGUE, it is an all-new Jack Bauer adventure. It will feature everything fans of the series have come to expect: gunfights, close-quarters combat, explosions, car chases, some familiar faces from the past, some in-jokes, and, of course, the 24-hour ticking clock.

Until the manuscript receives final approval, I need to be circumspect with regard to the story’s details. Also, before the image above goes viral, that’s just a mock cover I made to inspire myself while I was writing the book — IT IS NOT THE BOOK’S ACTUAL COVER.

I also don’t yet have an official publication date; my current best guess is that it will come out some time in 2015.

When I’m able to say more, I will. For now, I’m just excited to be able to tell y’all this much. I’ve wanted to write a Jack Bauer adventure for many years, and I’m grateful to Tor/Forge and editor Melissa Frain for helping me cross this one off my tie-in-author wish list.

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That book I wrote this summer

As followers of my social media accounts are no doubt aware, I spent this past summer writing a novel about which I wasn’t allowed to say anything. Today I received a tentative go-ahead to tease the news of this new project, but I have been instructed to keep things vague, at least for the moment, so just DROP THE GUN! DO IT NOW!

So, for all those who’ve been asking me, “WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR?” — I still can’t tell you. Here’s what little intel I can offer:

  1. It’s a tie-in novel, in a series that I’ve not previously written.
  2. The publisher is also one for whom I haven’t worked before.
  3. I’ve been toiling under the auspices of an editor whom I hadn’t met before this project.

I’m still not sure if I can say what the title is. I know I can’t tell you anything about the plot. Or the characters. Or the setting. Or when it takes place. Or when it will be published.

In fact, I’ve probably said too much already. DAMN IT!

Until I confirm with my editor that I am clear to spill the rest of these beans, I will leave you with this graphical hint (appropriated from the blog of Dayton Ward, who might possibly be working on his own book for the same project):

The rest of the details will be revealed soon; it’s only a matter of time.

#SFWApro

 

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My updated NYCC 2014 schedule (#SFWApro)

My schedule for New York Comic Con 2014 and its associated Super Week continues to evolve. Now, in addition to my signing and a panel, I will also take part in a full-day writers’ seminar. Details below!

Thursday, October 9

3PM–4PM — Autographing • Simon & Schuster, Booth #1828

ST.Section.31.Disavowed.CvrI and fellow Star Trek author Kevin Dilmore will be signing copies of Star Trek: Seekers #1 and Star Trek: Seekers #2, both of which will be available for purchase at the convention.

Also available as an NYCC exclusive, advance copies of my newest Star Trek novel, Section 31: Disavowed.

 

Friday, October 10

2:45PM–3:15PM — Novel Concept: How To Write & Sell Your First Novel

I’ll join Brendan Deneen, Pouya Shahbazian, Corey Sienega, and moderator Scott Mantz for this 30-minute panel. It’s just one part of the full-day writers’ seminar WRITE ON!, an NYCC Super Week event taking place at The Hammerstein Ballroom.

UPDATE: I was informed today (Sunday, October 5) that the WRITE ON! Writers Workshop has, sadly, been canceled.

 

Saturday, October 11

7:15PM–8PMStar Trek at 50: From “The Cage” to Today — Room 1A24

I’ll join a distinguished panel of Star Trek luminaries to discuss the long and venerable history of one of science fiction’s most successful and enduring creations.

 

See you all at the show, folks!

#SFWApro

 

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Find me at NY Comic Con!

This just in! I have accepted an invitation (for which I shamelessly begged) to join a panel at New York Comic Con:

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On the evening of Saturday, October 11, from 7:15PM–8:00PM, in Room 1A24, I'll join Mark Altman (Free Enterprise), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Edward Gross (“The Fifty-Year Mission”), Vic Mignona (Star Trek Continues), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), David E. Williams (Geek Magazine), and Chase Masterson (Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) to discuss the long, storied history of Star Trek.

REMINDER: I will be signing with fellow Star Trek author Kevin Dilmore at the Simon & Schuster table in Booth #1828 on Thursday, October 9, from 3PM–4PM. Copies of my most recent novel, Star Trek: Seekers #1, and advance copies of my upcoming novel Section 31: Disavowed will be available for purchase at the con.

seekers2_croppedAlso on sale will be Star Trek: Seekers #2. Kevin will be signing those, and he will have pre-signed bookplates from his writing partner and hetero life partner, Dayton Ward, so that you can have both authors’ scribbles in your book.

I’ll also be happy to sign any of my books you already own and want to bring with you to either event.

So, if you’re coming to New York Comic Con, you now have two chances to see me in action and snag autographs. See you at the show, folks!

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The First Rule of Star Trek Vanguard

StormingHeaven…is, as so eloquently stated by my brother-from-another-mother Dayton Ward, “You do not talk about Vanguard.”

Why am I bringing this up now? Because in this week’s installment of “Ask Dayton” on the long-running and fucking brilliant podcast The G&T Show, Dayton answered the following listener query:

Dear Dayton,

When you, Kevin, and Dave were writing the Vanguard series, it seemed that it would be the last time we would be seeing many of the characters aboard the Endeavour and the Sagittarius. Many people died throughout Vanguard as a result of it. Now, with Seekers picking up where Vanguard left off, I wonder if there are any characters you could have saved for use in Seekers?

Thanks”

Dayton’s reply, in addition to being entertaining as hell, is also dead-on fucking perfect and accurate to the last detail. So, if you’ve ever wondered whether we’ll be resurrecting any Star Trek Vanguard story elements and characters in the new Star Trek: Seekers series of novels, here is your answer.

You’re welcome.

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