After a short holiday hiatus to draft and edit the newest books in all your favorite series’, Engen Books is back online and revealing its plans for 2010.
2010 promises to be a big year for Engen, announcing new titles and new authors, as well as the return of all your favorite series’ from the last three years.
“This year is a big leap forward for us, and a big step forward in our ‘Never Look Back’ credo,” explained LeDrew, CEO and founder of Engen Books as well as author of the Black Womb series. “We’re changing the way we do business, while still staying true to what made us great to begin with. Our business plan for 2010 is very exciting.”
See below for a month-by-month rundown of the year’s events.
April 17th and 18th sees our return to Sci-Fi on the Rock! This we be our third consecutive year at the convention, and it promises to be among their best yet, with guests such as Tony Amendola (Stargate SG1, Dexter), Nalini Krishan (Star Wars), Mike Savva (Doctor Who, Batman Begins) and Casey Biggs (Star Trek)!
Engen authors Ellen Curtis will also be present, as well as fellow writers / artists Dwain Campbell and Kevin Woolridge!
More than just an average convention, this year’s Sci-Fi on the Rock sees the launch of two new Engen Books.
Saturday April 17 will see the launch of Ghosts of the Past, the fifth novel in the Black Womb series. LeDrew has stated in interviews that this will be the darkest novel of the series thus far, but also one of the best.
Sunday April 18 sees the release of Sci-Fi from the Rock, an anthology collection from the men and women behind the convention itself! Inside are three groundbreaking stories by Melanie Collins (Woven by a Thief), Darren Hann (The Time Diamond) and Steve Lake (Legacy of the Full Moon)!
July 16-18, 2010, Engen authors Matthew LeDrew, Ellen Curtis and Darren Hann will be present for Polaris 24!
After establishing a presence at last year’s con, Engen hopes to come back and make it even bigger this year with more titles and more authors! LeDrew will be signing books and hosting panels again this year, after the highly successful turnout last year!
Many authors will be in attendance, but none should be as well to Engen readers as Iceberg authors Kenneth Tam and Wes Prewer, authors of too many series’ to name between them.
“I’m looking forward to working with Ken again, as always,” remarked LeDrew. “Anyone who knows me or has read the dedication to any of my books knows how highly I regard him, and how important his involvement was to the formation of Engen. The whole Iceberg team is amazing. Wes, Jaqui, Peter, Charles… it really wouldn’t be Polaris without them.”
Officially the busiest month in Engen history.
In addition to celebrating our third anniversary on October 15th, Engen staff members will be present for not one but two landmark conventions in October 2010.
The first is Newfoundland’s West Coast Con in Corner Brook, taking place October 23-24, 2010. The Con is in its second year and will feature double the guests, double the books and double the fun with actors Paul Kennington (Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Sherlock Holmes) and Peter Roy (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, James Bond) attending, as well as all five Engen authors!
NWCC2 will also feature the launch of the newest book in the Black Womb series, Ignorance is Bliss, and give fans a first sneak peak at Infinity.
Speaking of Infinity, it gets launched the following weekend, October 29-31 in Halifax at the first Hal-Con!
With a slew of authors, actors, and artists attending this groundbreaking convention, Matthew LeDrew was bestowed a rare and special honor: the author Guest of Honor.
Joining him will be Sci-Fi on the Rock alum Jeremy Bulloch (Return of the Jedi), as well as Walter Koenig (Star Trek TOS) and Denise Crosby (Star Trek TNG, Dexter), as well as many others.
Comics artists attending include Michael Golden and Joe Jusko, while the author lineup again reunites Engen with Kenneth Tam, as well as David C. Rhind and Sandra Staple.
So, that’s it! An amazing year for Engen authors already, and we have yet to pencil in book signings and other events. Keep your eyes on this website for further updates, and Never Look Back!