Category Archives: Conventions

Still Kicking

Beverly Bambury/ May 2, 2017/ Announcements, Conventions/ 0 comments

If you look at the date of my previous blog post, you can see that I am not a blogger to emulate in your own blogging practice. I have things brewing, though, so I have hope that I may have a few things published now and again. So! I am glad to announce that I am doing social media work

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Ad Astra Schedule and Other Updates

Beverly Bambury/ April 10, 2015/ Announcements, Conventions/ 0 comments

Since it’s been a while, here are a few updates! I spoke last week at the Waterloo-Wellington branch of the Canadian Authors Association (CAA). We talked about handling your own blog tour from planning to execution, and we talked briefly about social media skills. It was my first official non-convention speaking engagement, so it was pretty exciting. There were about ten people,

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My Can-Con Schedule: Ottawa Awaits!

Beverly Bambury/ October 2, 2014/ Conventions, Social Media/ 0 comments

A rare day of two blog posts. Here’s the first one for your reading pleasure. — Beverly This weekend I am attending Can-Con, a science fiction and fantasy convention (with a little horror and comics thrown in for good measure,) in Ottawa. As an immigrant to Canada I am especially excited that the hotel is only a few blocks from

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DetCon1 – The Aftermath

Beverly Bambury/ July 22, 2014/ Conventions/ 4 comments

It was a great convention, with good quality panels and panelists, and lots of fun at parties at night (and in some cases, great beer!). The volunteers and ConCom were fantastic as well. I was well fed by the con suite, all told. Plus the hotel was futuristic-looking and pleasant… the spaces felt good. There were food and drinks for

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My DetCon Schedule

Beverly Bambury/ July 17, 2014/ Book Marketing, Conventions, Publicity, Publishing/ 0 comments

Hi, all! I will be at NASFic DetCon 1 this weekend from Friday, July 18th through Sunday, July 20th. I have a couple of panels I am moderating as well as a kaffeeklatsch (kaffeeklatsch=consulting time for free if you play your cards right! ;)) North American Science Fiction Convention (DetCon) Schedule Econ 101 of Self-Publishing, Nicolet A, Saturday 11 a.m. I am

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The Amazing Stories Response to the Travelling to Cons on the Cheap Guest Post

Beverly Bambury/ May 6, 2014/ Conventions, Guest Post/ 1 comments

A while back, Effie Seiberg was kind enough to author a guest post for me, The Cheapskate’s Guide to SF/F cons: A Guest Post. It’s been among the more popular posts on my blog with its useful info that balances being a fan and attending cons for fun, and the all-important business-savvy advice. Today Steve Davidson, the head honcho over

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My Ad Astra 2014 Schedule

Beverly Bambury/ April 4, 2014/ Conventions/ 2 comments

I only have a few panels this year at Ad Astra (which is in a new hotel this year–the former Polaris hotel), though I have many that I’d like to attend, and several launches and readings that are of interest. Clients Bundoran Press and the EDGE gang (Suzanne Church and Michael Martineck) are both having launch parties at the same

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Self Publishing Comics Panel Report: A Guest Post by Ricky Lima

Beverly Bambury/ February 22, 2014/ comic creators, comics, Conventions, DIY, Guest Post, Marketing, Self-Promotion, self-publishing/ 0 comments

This past January there was a comics self-publishing event at PAMA (a local art gallery and historical archive). On the panel were Sanya Anwar (Site | Twitter), Ricky Lima (Facebook | Twitter), Jason Loo (Site | Twitter), and David Bishop (Facebook | Twitter).  I was unfortunately unable to make the event, so I asked Ricky to tell me about it

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SFContario 2013 Wrap-Up and Upcoming Webinar

Beverly Bambury/ December 3, 2013/ Conventions/ 0 comments

My Sunday presentation at SFContario, Self-Planning for Self-Promotion, went well. The audience gave great feedback and seemed to get a lot out of the material. They also had several good questions and comments around topics such as users of the Create Space platform being able to get into book stores to do readings, the uses of video, and timing for

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My SFContario 4 Schedule, Including Free, Open to the Public Workshop

Beverly Bambury/ November 28, 2013/ Book Marketing, Conventions, DIY, Marketing, Publicity, Self-Promotion, self-publishing/ 0 comments

Book Marketing without B.S. is taking a week off for U.S. Thanksgiving. Check back next week for #5. In the meantime, I will be at SFContario 4 this weekend (as will my husband. As you can see below, I am not the only Bambury out there!). Saturday is a busy day of panels for me, and Sunday I am running

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