Tag: Mike Underwood

Author Appearances, Conventions

Convention Time: CONvergence 2017

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Are you ready for more convention news? Yes? No? Unsure?

Well I hope you ticked box one because this time, the Robot Overlords gave decreed an appearance at CONvergence 2017, from 6-9 July is in order.

We’re sending our very own Mike Underwood (sales & marketing wizard and author) who you’ll be able to find at #Space 15, where he’ll be hanging out, selling books and generally being awesome!

Mike will be joined by Patrick S. Tomlinson, author of the Children

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Conventions

Norwescon 40: April 13–16, 2017

Beware Seattle – the robots are coming!

That’s right, this weekend we’re dusting off the old droid transportation device and teleporting to Seattle’s DoubleTree by Hilton to celebrate Norwescon 40: Over the Hills and Far Away,the 40th year of one of the best conventions around!

Not only do we have a whole heap of Robot authors in attendance, but Mike our sales & marketing guru and MD Marc will be around, too. All will be taking part in various panels, readings and workshops across the weekend. We’ve detailed who’s where from the Robot team below, but you can also check the 

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Angry Robot

ECCC was GREAT! Thank you all!

You might be able to tell from our zombiesque countenance we’ve been at Emerald City Comicon this past weekend, and OH BOY did we have a great time!

Thanks to everyone who came to see us, bought books, entertained us, and to our wonderful authors Jay Posey, Danielle L. Jensen, Peter Tieryas, KC Alexander and the dream team Adam Rakunas and Patrick S. Tomlinson for being so fabulous all weekend. Most of all, huge fist bumps to Mike Underwood and Jay Swanson for working themselves into the

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Angry Robot

ConFusion Schedule

ConFusion is this weekend and a whole swarm of robots will be around and about taking part in panels, readings, cookie making classes and of course, parties.

Take a look below for the most up-to-date list of author appearances. As always, programmes are subject to change.

We hope to see you there!

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Friday
6:00 PM – Ballroom A&B
SFF Debates 2016!
Six of your favorite SFF personalities debate the

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Angry Robot

Angry Robot at CONvergence

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It’s almost CONvergence time! On 2 – 5 July, a happy bunch of Robots will be descending on CONvergence in Bloomington MN, to take part in a whole host of fun activities including panels, signings, readings, catching up with friends and saying howdy to fans.

We know from experience that, between watching hordes of cosplay fans rushing to a couture show and checking out that wonderful panel discussion you’ve been hearing about, it can be easy to be

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Marianne de Pierres is heading to the USA!

Marianne de Pierres, author of the Aurealis Award winning Peacemaker is venturing forth from her homeland, Australia, to attend her first non-Antipodean book convention.

This year Marianne will be meeting and greeting you all at World Fantasy Con, held in Saratoga Springs NY, USA from the 5 – 8 Nov.Marianne

Marianne: “I’ve been wanting to attend WFC for nearly twenty years. It will be my first ever overseas convention (outside a trip to New

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5th Birthday

Angry Robot 5: Amanda’s 5 Things Wot I Learned From Publishing

Tuesday 1 July marked 5 years from Angry Robot’s first books – Lauren Beukes‘ Moxyland and Kaaron Warren‘s Slights – and throughout this week we have celebrated with daily staff blog posts and giveaways! Author guest posts and other cool giveaways have popped up on various sites – and continue to  – so do keep an eye out for our #AngryRobot5 on Twitter for new posts.

On the blog this week we’ve had Senior Editor Lee Harris with his Top 5 Reasons Angry Robot Rules; MD Marc Gascoigne with

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5th Birthday, Angry Robot

Angry Robot 5: Mike’s Top 5 Favorite Angry Robot Covers

Tuesday 1 July marked 5 years from Angry Robot’s first books – Lauren Beukes‘ Moxyland and Kaaron Warren‘s Slights – and throughout this week we are celebrating with daily staff blog posts and giveaways! Author guest posts and other cool giveaways will be popping up on various sites so keep an eye out for our #AngryRobot5 on Twitter for new posts.

We’ve already had our Senior Editor, Lee Harris, with his Top 5 Reasons Angry Robot Rules, MD Marc Gascoigne with 5 lessons learned, and Publicity Manager Caroline Lambe with her 5 Favourite Angry Robot Characters. Next up is Mike Underwood,

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, General skiffy bollocks

Playback: Angry Robot Live Panel #1

 A huge well done to Mike, Wes, Cassie, Madeline, and Mez on the first
Angry Robot Live Panel.

Hosted by our gregarious US Sales & Marketing Manager Mike Underwood, we learned some valuable lessons from this motley crew – namely, don’t ever ask Madeline Ashby about jetpacks or rush Wesley Chu in his scotch drinking. Watch and listen as they chat about instant communication, the scientific implausabilites of Prometheus, how they respectively became interested in SF, the social uses of SF, and much more. Thanks for everyone who joined in on the

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Awards, General skiffy bollocks

Freya Robertson, Award-Winning Author

It’s been a busy start to the awards season for Angry Robot: Ramez Naam is enjoying 6 placements on 4 awards short-lists and NPR’s best-of list, including the Arthur C. Clarke awardCassandra Rose Clarke was short-listed for the Philip K. Dick awardThe Age Atomic won the Inky Tentacle at the Kitschies; Kaaron Warren and Jo Anderton won at the recent Aurealis Awards; aaaaand Wesley ChuAliette de BodardKameron Hurley, and our own Lee Harris and Mike Underwood are up for Hugos.

But that’s not enough for us. We want MORE.

Luckily enough, we now also have Freya Robertson, winner of the

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

A Warm Welcome to our Shiny New ‘Bot, Mike Underwood

On Monday morning we’ll be welcoming a brand new addition to the Angry Robot team, in the form of our brand new North American Sales and Marketing Manager, Mike Underwood.

Mike will be working closely with John Tintera, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for our parent company, Osprey Group. Mike’s remit will include the ongoing development of Angry Robot’s North American retailer partnerships with all the major store and online booksellers, plus a vast array of indie bookstores. He will, in short, be the go-to guy for all things Angry and Robotic in the North American market.

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