Past Appearances

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John Shirley in conversation with Greg Bear
June 21, 2021

Mysterious Galaxy presents a live, online conversation between authors John Shirley and Greg Bear on Monday at 7pm US Pacific Time. Reserve your spot at the link below!

NORWESCON 43: The Longest Night, April 1-4
Saturday, April 3

Greg will be appearing on two (virtual) panels and doing a reading on Saturday, April 3 during NORWESCON 43 (all times listed are Pacific):

Ancient Epics and Myths in our Modern Tales
2:00pm - 3:00pm @ Olympic
Steven S. Long, Greg Bear, Shweta Adhyam, Nick Fraser

Reading: Greg Bear
3:30pm - 4:00pm @ Cascade
Greg Bear

Neanderthals, Denisovans, Sapiens and Hobbits
4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Olympic
Charlotte Lewis Brown, Jonathan Tweet, Greg Bear, Colette Breshears

Registration for the full four-day event is $35. Visit for the full schedule and registration.

LepreCon - Attack of the Killer Bs!
Saturday, March 20

Greg will be on a panel at the virtual LepreCon on Saturday March 20, 6:45pm-7:45 Pacific Time (9:45 Eastern).

Attack of the Killer Bs! Greg Bear, Greg Benford, and David Brin discuss their works as the "Killer Bs."

Registration is free.

Interview with Cardinal Sin
Monday, March 15 at 7pm Central Time

The Cardinal Sin Channel will host an interview with Greg on Monday, March 15 at 7pm Central Time. Subscribe to the channel to get reminders and access other Cardinal Sin content.

From Cardinal Sin's page: "This is a channel or those interested in the Dark Arts and mysteries of Space and Time, a place for wanderers, truth seekers, reality denouncers, those interested in celestial mechanics, SubGenius ministers and Discordians. Here you'll see Lovecraftian creatures that swim by in the darkness, aliens in their saucers, meet masters of the genre of science fiction, fantasy and horror. This is a place for healthy and respectful debate on matters that occupy the fringe of NORMAL lives, but can be real and true, and yet stretch the boundaries of Reality and Truth, to see the FANTASTIC and the UNBELIEVABLE, and still fit it into your own world view. Without compromising your sanity. Well, that's up to you. Don't say you weren't warned."

Reading of The Unfinished Land
Tuesday, February 23 at 6pm Pacific Time

The University Bookstore hosts Greg Bear for a live Zoom reading of The Unfinished Land. Registration is free, but register early as seats are limited!

Beyond Reality, A Voyage into Science Fiction
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5-7 PM EST

Join noted science fiction writers Brenda Cooper, P.J. Manney and Greg Bear as they explore different elements of the worlds they have imagined and how they apply to the world that lies in our future. This will be a moderator guided, free form discussion bounded only by their creative minds. There will be a social with small groups in breakout rooms following the panel discussion for the first 35 paid admissions.

The event is hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum NW. Tickets are $15 through EventBrite.

UNESCO Future Literacy Summit
December 10, 2020 at 9:15 PM CET

Science within Sci-Fi: A discussion of the intersection of science and sci-fi and its importance to futures literacy.

  1. Register Here (Free)
  2. After registering, log in and click on Agora
  3. Scroll down to the section for Private Sector, click on The Futures Lab, Inc.

Tucson Hard-Sci SF Club
July 11, 2020

I'll be doing a Zoom talk focusing on DARWIN'S RADIO with the Tucson Hard-Sci SF club tomorrow (Saturday July 11) at 11am Pacific Time, and you're invited to join in! ZOOM SESSION: 865-1295-1876 / PASSWORD: 276180

Online Book Club
April 17, 2020

Greg will be discussing Ray Bradbury and The Illustrated Man as part of an online book club sponsored by MoPOP, Friday April 17, 4pm PDT.

World Fantasy Con
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Greg will be appearing at World Fantasy Con, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 31-Nov 3.

Halo: Outpost Discovery Chicago
August 2-4, 2019

Greg Bear will be appearing on the author's panel(followed by a signing) beginning at 4pm on Saturday, August 3. Another signing will be held at 11am on Sunday, August 4.

San Diego Comic-Con
July 18-21, 2019

Greg will be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA, July 18-21

Two Hour Transport
June 26, 2019

Greg Bear will be reading as part of the Two Hour Transport SF/F reading series on June 26 at 8:15 pm. (Open Mic Readings start at 7, then the featured reader begins at 8:15.)

Location: Cafe Racer
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

WorldCon 76
August 16-20, 2018

San Jose, California

Escape Velocity
May 25-27, 2018

National Harbor, Maryland

San Diego Comic Fest
April 20-22, 2018

San Diego, California

March 31, 2018

SeaTac, Washington
Greg will be appearing Saturday, March 31 only.

SFWA Portland Reading Series Jan 25
January 25, 2018

Greg Bear will be appearing with Tod McCoy and Josh Voght as part of the SFWA Portland Reading Series on January 25.

The readings will be held at Lucky Lab on Hawthorne. 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214. (503) 236-3555 Readings start at 7pm and go until 8:30.

SFWA Washington Reading Series Jan 23
January 23, 2018

Greg Bear will be appearing with Tod McCoy and Josh Voght as part of the SFWA Reading Series on January 23 in Kirkland.

The readings will be held at The Wild Rover Irish Pub. 111 Central Way, Kirkland, Washington 98033. (425) 822-8940 Readings start at 7pm and go until 8:30.

Norwescon 2017
April 15, 2017

Norwescon 2017, SeaTac WA (Saturday 4/15 only) – Greg will be on several panels and also appear at a book signing event.

December 21, 2016

Seattle peeps! Greg's doing a signing for TAKE BACK THE SKY at UBooks on Wednesday. Non-Seattle peeps! UBooks is happy to facilitate you getting a personalized signed copy, and even does free shipping (book rate). Call the store at 1-800-335-7323 to arrange it.

We Are All SF Con
November 4-6, 2016 - Ocean Shores, WA

Greg Bear has been selected as an Honored Guest at We Are All SF Con, in Ocean Shores WA, November 4-6, 2016. Details to follow.

MidAmeriCon II, the 74th WorldCon
August 17-21, 2016 - Kansas City, MO

Greg Bear will be appearing at MidAmericCon II, the 74th WorldCon, in Kansas City, MO. Details to follow.

Clarion West Writers Workshop
May 22, 2016 - Seattle, WA

"Equine and Canine Paradoxes: Publishing and Collaborating in the Modern Age"

Spend a day with Greg Bear and Mark Teppo and discuss media types beyond the prose novel, creative ways for collaboration, and effective strategies for self-starting writers in the digital age. It'll be a bit like a circus show, but with better jokes and more effective tools. Popcorn included.

Emerald City Comicon
April 8, 2016 from 4-5 pm - Seattle, WA

Greg Bear will participate on the Star Trek 50th Panel with Leo Roberts and Jeff Ayers:

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic franchises in science fiction history. Join us as we discuss the impact Star Trek has made on society from historical moments to influences on technology. With six television series, a seventh on the way and the impending release of the new film, Star Trek Beyond, we'll also venture into the final frontier by geeking out on what you'd like to see from the franchise in the future.

Tucson Festival of Books
March 12-13, 2016 - Tucson, AZ

Greg will be participating in these panels:

Signings with panelists will follow each panel.

San Diego Comic Fest
February 12-15, 2016 - San Diego, CA

Greg will be Science Fiction Guest of Honor at San Diego Comic Fest, on various panels and program items TBD.

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