Michael  Z. Williamson
Writer

I attend a number of events throughout the year for promotional, research and business purposes.

If you would like me to attend your convention, but it's not in my usual circuit, I will be happy to, schedule permitting. For this, I require transportation or mileage, a basic hotel room and enough per diem for basic sustenance. Alternately, if we can negotiate tables in the dealer/exhibit hall, I'll pay for them and absorb the per diem. Obviously, more generous offers are welcome. I will attempt to do at least two hours of panels a day, and have been known to do as much as six hours a day.

If I am attending your convention, I am always happy to meet with fans and sign autographs. In order to officially be listed, and to participate in programming, I must have a complimentary badge. This should go without saying, but a small number of conventions now expect pros to pay to participate, or offer "discounts" off the standard rate. However, I will not pay for the privilege of letting you use my name to draw attendees, and then entertain and educate them. This is not a "loss" for your convention. At most, I will eat a few snacks in the Green Room. If you gain even one additional attendee because of my draw, the convention is ahead. If I have to pay for the badge, I will still attend if it suits me, but I'll attend for my own purposes.

Convention Location Dates Appearing as / Notes
2014
RavenCon DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond - Midlothian
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
April 25 - 27
Dealer
Guest
Marcon 49 Hyatt Regency
Columbus, OH
May 09 - 11
Dealer
Guest
Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN
May 30 - June 01
Dealer
Indy Pop Con Indianapolis, IN May 30 - March 20
Dealer
LibertyCon 27 The Chattanooga Choo-Choo
Chattanooga, TN
June 27 - 29
Dealer
Guest
Detcon1 (NASFiC) Renaissance Center Marriott
Detroit, MI
July 17 - 20
Dealer
Guest
Tentative
Pennsic 43 Coopers' Lake Campground
Slippery Rock, PA
July 25 - August 10
Merchant
Gen Con Indy 2014 Indianapolis, IN August 14 - 17
Guest
Presenter
Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN
August 29 - 31
Dealer
Dragon*Con Downtown Atlanta, GA August 29 - September 01
Dealer
Guest
Archon 38 St. Louis, MO October 03 - 05
Guest
Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN
October 17 - 19
Dealer
Windycon 41 Westin Yorktown Lombard Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
November 14 - 16
Panelist
Tentative
2015