My Star Wars Celebration Anaheim schedule

Ahoy there! Here be my tentative schedule for Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, April 19-22:

Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Signing at the Mysterious Galaxy booth

Thursday, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Rule the Galaxy Together: Writing in a Shared Universe, Star Wars University room, 206AB

• This is my first how-to seminar at any Celebration, and I’m pretty excited about it: I’ve gathered up a number of pointers from my years of working in tie-in fiction for presentation. Whether you’re looking to write tie-ins professionally, writing
fan-fiction, or collaborating with other authors on a project for prose,
comics, or gaming, these ideas can help you out.

I’ll touch on things from turning
continuity problems into springboards to best practices for preserving
future story opportunities for others.

Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Signing at the Mysterious Galaxy booth

Saturday, 12:00 noon to 1 p.m. 
Signing at the Mysterious Galaxy booth, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Star Wars at Del Rey panel, Behind the Scenes stage
• I’m on this panel about the past and
future of Star Wars publishing with Del Rey Editor Shelly
, Lucasfilm Sr. Editor Jen Heddle, and authors Jim Luceno and Christie Golden.

There are other events coming together, I expect; keep an eye on my Twitter account for details. I’m @jjmfaraway. As I know more, I will do my best to post there.

Some more fun: I have a short story, “Orientation,” in the new Star Wars Insider issue, #157, with art by Brian Rood. It’s my first story featuring both the Emperor and Darth Vader, and it ties into Paul Kemp’s new Lords of the Sith novel.
Be sure to check it out; the magazine goes on sale April 21. You can get the magazine from your local newsstand, bookstore, or comics shop.

Elsewhere, be sure to check out my notes on Star Wars: A New Dawn, posted last week — and, of course, the book, which is now in paperback release.

And as a special bonus, for the month of April, my Overdraft: The Orion Offensive book is just $2 for Kindle users! Reading material for the plane while you’re heading to Celebration…

See you there!