My 2017 Calgary Comic Expo presentations

Panel Name:  Toastmasters and Public Speaking

Scheduled Start Date & Time:  Thursday, 27-Apr-17 4:45 PM

Scheduled Room: Palomino C

Members of Toastmasters International discuss techniques and answer questions on how to overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience. Ever wanted to host a panel about a topic dear to you, but can’t get over the challenges of public speaking? This is for you.

Panel Name:  Creating Villains and Conflicts

Scheduled Start Date & Time:  Saturday, 29-Apr-17 12:00 PM

Scheduled Room: Palomino C

Learn how to use evolution, consciousness and behavior science to create a three dimensional villain that can believably confront the hero. Eliminate the BS factor and the pitfalls of a simplistic, moustache twirling bad guy. Presented by Author Ron S. Friedman (Galaxy’s Edge, Escape Velocity)

Panel Name:  The End of the World

Scheduled Start Date & Time:  Saturday, 29-Apr-17 6:00 PM

Scheduled Room: Palomino C

The end is near! Join us to review different scenarios for human extinction before 2100. Hostile Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology weapons, climate change, nuclear war, pandemic and good old alien invasion… To name a few. Presented by Author Ron S. Friedman (Galaxy’s Edge, Escape Velocity)

Panel Name:  Want to Pursue Your Dreams of Writing?

Scheduled Start Date & Time:  Sunday, 30-Apr-17 2:00 PM

Scheduled Room: Palomino H

Authors Adam Dreece, Ron S. Friedman and Konn Lavery will discuss how to jumpstart your writing career and how to market your novel in a freeform, Q&A styled session.

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#1 Calgary Herald Best Seller Author

If someone calls me a #1 Bestseller Author it wouldn’t be entirely wrong.
Check Calgary Herald Bestsellers list.

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2017 Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop

I was accepted to the 2017 Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop

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http://www.launchpadworkshop.org/

 

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Free anthology by 75 new writers eligible for the John W. Campbell Award.

Including one of my stories.

http://dl.bookfunnel.com/c7adzdd31h

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Signing the first copy of my first book.

Thank you, Annette Meeuwse, for being the first person to buy my first book ESCAPE VELOCITY. Definitely a collectible. (ESCAPE VELOCITY will be available on-line after the official March 28th book launch).

Annette Meeuwse: “Ron and Alona- best neighbors EVER😊 What a great post to wake up to and such a friendly talented family to live next to!! … Aaaaaand probably should have added lol.. obviously I’m a huge fan of your writing Ron!!”

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Novel sell

My novel Typhoon Time was sold to WordFire Press.
http://wordfirepress.com/

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Better communicator, better public speaker.

After been a member of Toastmasters International for over four year, I complied my Advance Communication Gold.

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One has to deliver a minimum of 42 speeches to get to this level. I did that, and more.

Now, I have a speaker page at SFWA speaker’s Bureau:
Ron Friedman on SFWA speaker’s Bureau.

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