We’re Closing In…

As most of you know by now, I’m sure, I am very excited about the pending release of the first book with my name on the spine — New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics. I am pleased to announce that the book will make its world premiere during the first weekend of August here:

33full500Shore Leave 36 will take place August 1-3, 2014 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Not only will the book make its debut there, but I have also been invited as a guest.

Me. I am a guest. An invited guest. At a sci-fi convention.

Oh, if only I could go back and tell this to my twelve-year-old self! But I digress…

I will also be moderating a panel discussing both the book and Star Trek comics in general, along with contributors Robert Greenberger, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore and others.

I am, needless to say, ridiculously excited about this.

I’m also incredibly fucking nervous. There’s a reason I chose writing over public speaking. Hopefully, my fellow panelists will take pity on me, and pick up the baton when I invariably drop it. (Also, I’m sure there’s going to be video of it somewhere when it’s all said and done, so that either my triumph or my blunders will live on the interwebz forever.)

The schedule has yet to be set so I don’t know which day or what time the panel will happen, but rest assured I’ll post it here when it does.

If you haven’t yet, you can read the official release for the book here, then go to Facebook and like the official page. You can also read two great articles by Eric “Gator One” Cone at VisionaryTrek.com here and here.

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About Joseph F. Berenato

Joseph F. Berenato obtained a B.A. in English and spent four years as the entertainment editor of The Hammonton Gazette before returning to his roots at his family's blueberry farm in Hammonton, NJ. In 2014, Joe conceived, edited, and contributed to New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics. He also co-edited three books examining Star Wars and two books examining Planet of the Apes for Sequart with Rich Handley. Joe wrote the introduction for IDW Publishing's Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 3 as well as retrospective essays for that company’s Star Trek #50 and their Star Trek Gold Key 100-Page Spectacular. He also contributed to ATB Publishing's Star Trek anthology Outside In Boldly Goes. He holds a Master of Arts in Writing from Rowan University, and is an adjunct professor with Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, NJ, where he teaches freshman composition and serves as advisor for the school’s student-run newspaper, the Atlantic Cape Review. You can find Joe at jfberenato.wordpress.com or at www.dinernation.com, and on Twitter at @JFBerenato.
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One Response to We’re Closing In…

  1. gogator1 says:

    Reblogged this on Go Gator 1's Grins & Gripes and commented:
    It’s coming SOON! Read up!

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