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Attention San Diego Self-Published Authors

Its that time of year again. The City of San Diego wants to recognize San Diego authors who have self-published a book in 2014. Its a great event at a fantastic venue!

From the City:


San Diego Public Library

Dear San Diego County Author:

The San Diego Public Library’s 49th Annual Local Author Exhibit is nearing and the Library is calling our resident authors for submissions. If your book or eBook was originally published in 2014, we would like to display it in the exhibit, which will run the entire month of February 2015 in the beautiful San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.


For information and to register for this event, please visit the San Diego Local Author webpage (also accessible from the San Diego Public Library’s web site, http://www.sandiegolibrary.org under the PROGRAMS & EVENTS tab). Please note that there are two registration forms – one for print books and one for ONLY eBooks. If your book is in both formats register/submit the print version only. Please mail your book to:

SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-7416

Authors submitting a hardcopy book will not receive official e-mail confirmation until both the registration and book is received and processed. Authors submitting an eBook must register first to receive an e-mail confirmation with information on how to submit an image of your book cover for display purposes. Please allow up to two weeks to receive confirmation.


All submissions to the Local Author Exhibit become gifts to the San Diego Public Library for possible inclusion in the collection. Qualified participants will be invited to an exclusive Local Author event to kick off the exhibit.

Be sure to add resguerra@sandiego.gov to your contacts so that further correspondence does not end up in your junk mail. If you have any questions or comments please call 619.236.5841 or simply reply to this e-mail.

Please share this message with your author friends and like the SDPL Central Library Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/SDPL-Central-Library/134245953252231). The San Diego Central Library is celebrating its one year anniversary on Saturday, September 27 so come check out the wonderful new building when you get a chance!

Rachel Esguerra
Rachel Esguerra
Local Author Exhibit Assistant
Library Clerk – Literature Dept.
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Social Media 101 for Contingency Planners

I have the honor tomorrow of presenting to the San Diego chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners on the topic of social media entitled “The Role of Social Networking in Critical Sector Incident Response & Resiliency”! Catchy title, right? Woo hoo!

The Association accepts non-members for a nominal fee so if you’re interested in attending, check out their website.

“Transmissions” Press Release

28 years later, local poet publishes debut book online

San Diego, CA – Author, and San Diego native Christopher Vera announced the publication of a debut poetry collection started 28 years ago, entitled “Transmissions to the Mystic Nebula.”

This long-awaited collection of poetry follows the life and relationships of a cyber-poet in the not-to-distant future who seeks to find his place in the universe by initiating several unauthorized communications to a mysterious cosmic phenomenon.

Vera is a contributing member of the Magee Park Poets in Carlsbad, and his work has won accolades both locally and in competition. “San Diego is increasingly the place to be for poets and writers,” he said. “The whole county has more literary talent than most people realize, especially poets and writers of fiction.” Vera also spoke to the growing interest in steam punk, science fiction and fantasy. “Speculative writers are essentially presenting many possible gateways to the future, much like H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and other greats did before them.”

“Transmissions to the Mystic Nebula” is available as an e-book on Smashwords and as an e-book or print-on-demand through Amazon.

For more information, readers can visit chrisvera.com.

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English: Front Cover of "The Do-it-Yourse...

English: Front Cover of “The Do-it-Yourself Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Got this from Jim Hay of ConDor Con fame.

The creators of The Walking Dead will be giving you a chance to see how you would do in the zombie apocalypse this Judy 12 – 14. Petco Park, across from Comic-Con will be “infested with zombies where you will climb, crawl, hide and slide your way to safety.” http://www.thewalkingdeadescape.com/. $70 for “35 – 50 minutes of Walking Dead Madness”.

For those who wish to join the ranks of the undead, the San Diego Zombie Walk will be conducting their usual Gaslamp walk during Comic-con on Friday, July 13th. http://www.sdzombiewalk.com/ (No charge, but you provide your own costume.)

And on October 20th, in Temecula, there will be a 5K “Zombie Marathon” in Temecula, for more practice in advance of Armageddon. http://runforyourlives.com/locations/south-temecula-ca/ (Currently $77 and filling fast.)

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Looking for that Infragard Social Media 101 Presentation?


InfraGard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In May 2012 I gave a presentation for the San Diego chapter of Infragard on “Social Media 101” for Public Safety and Emergency Responders. That presentation can be found online on my Weak Link Security blog


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Condorcon 2012 Delivers

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Condorcon 2012 was awesome this year. Met a lot of great authors and artists, including the lovely Kat Rocha (wife of Josh Finney) of 01 Publishing; Alicia Hollinger, Liliana Atanasio, and Tom Kirkbride, creator of the Gamadin sagas. Played a little Dungeons & Dragons with @securesandiego (aka Ron Simmons) and his awesomely wild brood. Workshopped a little sci-fi poetry with my Science Fiction Poetry Association peeps. There wasn’t enough time in the day to do it all.

I appreciate Condorcon because it’s smaller than Comicon, so there’s plenty of parking, no lines and you can spend some quality time talking with the authors and artists.

Already looking forward to next year for the big 20 year anniversary! If you’ve never been to a Condorcon or San Diego, you should be there too.

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CondorCon 2012

CondorCon 2012

From the CondorCon website

CondorCon is coming! March 02-04 in San Diego, CA at the Town & Country Hotel. Cost to get in is $45. I am SO there!