Alex Rath, Author

Military Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

I have to pinch myself sometimes when I remember that I actually have a book coming out in just over a month! I have to be honest, when Chris sent me the image of the book cover, with my name on the cover, I almost cried. It’s been a dream for a long time, and it’s finally coming true.

As I prepare for FantaSci next week, the first convention I’ll attend as an author, I’m thinking about it more and more. Just a few weeks ago, I had professional head-shots done, which is now the picture you see here, and all across my social media presence. I won’t be on any panels or anything like that, but I’ll certainly be wandering around, talking to fans and fellow 4HU authors. I’ll likely also spend some time in the gaming room around the Hull Breach, Henchmen, and (oh my!) a demo of the upcoming 4HU card game!

It’s funny the little things I think about. A big one for me was, what am I going to wear to the convention?! In the past, when I went to conventions, I was there as a part of a fan organization, so what I wore was easy, clothes for that organization. Now, I’m going for my OWN work, and to support the Four Horsemen Universe, which my first book is written in.

Now, many are actually doing uniforms for cosplay for the convention, and I cannot wait to see them! For me though, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. So what do I do instead? Well, I advertise!! As an independent author writing for a relatively small publisher (no offense, Chris!) we have to market ourselves, and our work, to get the word out. What better way to do it than to wear it?

So, I present to you, my “uniform” for FantaSci!

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