7:00 pm19:00

Flying Robot International Film Festival

I'll be a judge at the Flying Robot International Film Festival

The Flying Robot international Film Festival is an open competitive drone film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of flying camera robots, also commonly known as drones. Festival participation is open to anyone around the globe. Entry fees are low. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to filmmakers of winning selections. Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2015.

A panel of esteemed judges from beyond the Internet will critically assess submitted films across six categories: Cinematic, Drones for Good, Aerial Sports, LOL WTF, I Made That! and Student Films. A "best of show" winner will also be chosen.

Winning films will be selected at the close of submission period. Finalist and winning films will be screened on November 19, 2015 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Winning filmmakers will be notified prior to the screening.

FRiFF was founded by Eddie Codel, a San Francisco based live video producer, aerial filmmaker and drone enthusiast. He resides over at

Oct 4

Con-Volution 2015

"Simply put, Con-Volution is an annual 3-day science fiction, fantasy, and media convention featuring guests, performers and vendors from a wide spectrum of the speculative fiction industry and community. Each year’s event is presented within the framework of a different central theme from which most of its programming items evolve."

My schedule as follows:

Kinky and Geeky
Friday 20:00 - 21:15, Oak (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Dario Ciriello (M), Veronica Belmont, Jaym Gates

Sword and Laser
Saturday 10:00 - 11:15, Harbor A (Hyatt Regency SFO)
The science fiction and fantasy book club, video show, and podcast!
Veronica Belmont, Tom Merritt

Fan gathering : Sword and Laser
Saturday 14:30 - 15:45, Atrium (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Veronica Belmont, Tom Merritt

Book Clubs
Sunday 10:00 - 11:15, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Veronica Belmont, Chuck Serface

Sep 6

DragonCon 2015

Here is my entire schedule for DragonCon 2015! Hope to see you there!

Title: Women in Science & Tech Careers
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Crystal Ballroom - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: A frank conversation on issues women face in technology & science careers & what we can all do about it.

Title: Crowdfunding & Making Money Online with Your Content
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: 203 - Hilton (Length: 1)
Moderator / MC for panel
Description: Q&A with veteran podcasters who are turning passion into profit.

Title: Daily Tech News Show €”Live!
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Crystal Ballroom - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: Live DTNS with Tom Merritt & guests. Discussions about the latest tech news of the day with Q&A.

Title: Sword and Laser Podcast €”Live!
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Crystal Ballroom - Hilton (Length: 1)
Moderator / MC for panel
Description: Belmont & Merritt's podcast on all things sci-fi and fantasy with author Cherie Priest.

Title: Jurymore & Friends
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Crystal Ballroom - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: Justin Robert Young & Ashley Paramore plan their upcoming wedding with super-special guests!

Title: Sherlock vs. Elementary
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Grand Ballroom West - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: Sherlock is captivating audiences, €”but what about Elementary, its American incarnation?

Title: SkepTech
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: 204-207 - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: Skeptical thinking isn't always about Bigfeet, ghosts, & tarot...Sometimes it can be in your tech, too!

Title: 2015 Parsec Awards
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Regency V - Hyatt (Length: 2.5)
Description: The Parsec Award is available for Sci-fi & Fantasy Original Content and Speculative Fiction.

Title: Night Attack Live!
Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: Crystal Ballroom - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: An irreverent fun-fest featuring unusual guests, bizarre games and more!